The cortical signature of nociception and pain in circuits of the lateral somatosensory system


In this project, the role of evoked and spontaneous oscillations is investigated as correlate of nociceptive information processing and pain in the brain of rodents and humans.

In the mouse model, local field potentials and multi-unit activity are recorded, whereas in humans nociceptive evoked responses and ongoing activity are acquired using EEG/MEG and fMRI. In this translational approach we investigate, how nociceptive information is processed in neuronal networks, and if frequency- and region-specific coupling of oscillatory activity represents a correlate of nociception and pain.


  • Annual International Research Symposium 2018

    Annual International Research Symposium 2018

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  • Linette Tan wins German Pain Prize

    At the German Pain Congress (Deutscher Schmerzkongress), SFB Scientist Dr. Linette Tan was honored with this year's prize for basic science. Other scientists working in the Heidelberg Pain Consortium also received prizes.

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  • Young Scientists Retreat

    On 1-2 October 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium Young Scientists Team hosted the Young Scientists Retreat at the Siegfriedbrunnen Ringhotel in Grasselenbach.

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  • Nitin Agarwal wins Rising Star Grant

     Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been awarded a grant in this year's "Rising star initiative", presented by Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.


  • Grant writing workshop

    In July 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium hosted a grant writing workshop for trainees and postdocs 

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