The main research neurosciences has been established along with the founding of Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (OVGU) in 1993. It retrogrades to the very successful neuroscientific work of the former Medical Academy of Magdeburg (MAM) and is based on a very close cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN).
In the context of the excellence offensive of the state Saxony-Anhalt in 2004, the neurosciences were identified as an excellent focal point to be supported with special funding. Since the Center for Behavioural Brain Sciences (CBBS) was founded in 2007, it has served as the representative institution for the neurosciences in Magdeburg. The CBBS is a cross-faculty University institution that serves the cooperation of OVGU and LIN in research and training in the entire field of experimental and clinical neurosciences.
The focus is on the interaction and mutual support of scientists between six faculties of OVGU (medicine, natural sciences, electrical engineering & information technology, human sciences, computer science and economics and management) and the LIN as well as the DZNE Magdeburg.