Message from our Co-Directors.
Co-Director Max Planck Society
Co-Director University of Toronto
We are both extremely excited to bring together scientists within the Max Planck Society and University of Toronto to create technologies to explore, understand, and ultimately interface these brain inspired technologies with the human brain. The multidisciplinary nature of this endeavor is captured by the myriad of disciplines represented by the various participating Max Planck Institutes, University of Toronto Departments, and affiliated hospital research Institutes. As students, many of us can remember the first time we felt the thrill of discovery, be it big or small. Thus a key mission of the MPUTC is to create and keep that feeling alive, by inspiring and being inspired by the next generation of scientists towards the combined endeavor of neuroscience and neurotechnology. Towards this end the key activity that undergirds the MPUTC’s scientific mission is the PhD training program. The PhD training program will expose UofT students to the world-class science emerging between the University of Toronto and the Max Planck Society and within the MPUTC for Neural Science and Technology. Our world is our brains. The training of new minds in neuroscience and neurotechnology in the MPUTC will advance the interfacing to, and understanding of the brain in health and disease – something that for a surety is to change our world.