About the institute
The Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar (MPINB) is located in Bonn, more precisely in the Rheinaue in Bonn. The institute is devoted to basic research and investigates the link between brain and behavior.

About our research

The MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar (MPINB) focuses on basic research in neuroethology. We are happy to give you an overview of our research mission in the following video.

The MPINB has two research departments and seven independent research groups (as of January 2022). The institute is part of a cluster for neurosciences in the Bonn-Cologne region and has multiple ties with the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne. In collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the University of Bonn and Florida Atlantic University, it runs the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior. This first transatlantic IMPRS graduate program trains students in a large range of cutting-edge techniques which are instrumental in the quest for understanding brain circuit function in the whole animal and its role in defining behavior.

The MPINB is run by the two scientific directors Jason Kerr and Kevin Briggman. The current managing director is Jason Kerr. The Scientific Advisory Board evaluates the institute and gives scientific advice.