ZNZ Steering Committee in tweets

Who are the people behind the ZNZ? We have asked Prof. Dr. Fritjof Helmchen, co-director of the ZNZ Steering Committee, to answer a few personal questions in tweets.

Me: Married, father of two. Besides science, my hobbies include playing the cello and doing sports.

Describe your role in the ZNZ Steering Committee? My role as co-director is to strengthen the ZNZ by fostering visibility, #collaborations, and the careers of young scientists.

What is your elevator speech about the ZNZ? The ZNZ brings together many perspectives in neuroscience to gain more knowledge about the brain and achieve #translation to the clinic.

What makes you come to work every day? It is #curiosity about the brain’s functions and the excitement of understanding something previously unknown.

What keeps you up at night? Luckily I sleep well. What does worry me is how society will cope with technical progress in general, as it evolves at an amazing #speed.