Oxbridge Students Explore Max Planck

Some of Oxbridge Academy’s star science students got to explore the aspects of brain research on a recent visit to the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. Students in the school’s science club and honors seminar biology class were invited to attend a career panel Oct. 26 at the facility in Jupiter, which is the first institute outside of Europe for the Max Planck Society.

In addition to touring the 100,000-square-foot research facility, students heard directly from Max Planck Florida Institute scientists — from graduate students to experienced researchers — about how they began their careers and the exciting research being conducted in their labs.

Research groups at Max Planck are currently investigating the many remaining mysteries of the brain. Scientists are focused on neural circuits, the complex synaptic networks of the brain that hold the key to developing effective treatments for a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, autism and schizophrenia.

Oxbridge was among 12 schools invited to participate in the ongoing career panel program designed to inspire students in science.

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ABOVE: Oxbridge Academy science students who visited Max Planck.