Knowing Neurons

German Translation Project

We want to share our enthusiasm for neuroscience and make scientific content accessible to the broader public. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible! What started as an exclusively English-language website in 2012 has now grown into a multilingual website. In addition to our original content in English, the team also publishes articles in Spanish since 2021 and in German since 2023. By doing so, we hope to reach additional neuro-enthusiasts in German-speaking countries and provide them with exciting content about the brain. The German translation team started in spring 2023 with two translators and now consists of several PhD students from different universities in Germany.


Who we are?


A group of German-speaking neuro-nerds who want to feed you with exciting content about the brain!


Meet us!

Johanna Popp

Johanna Popp is currently a 2nd year PhD student at Würzburg University in Germany. She received a BSc in Neuroscience and a MSc in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In her dissertation research, she uses brain imaging and network neuroscience techniques to understand the relationship between brain structure, brain function and individual differences in general cognitive ability. In her free time, she plays soccer on a semi-professional team, loves to go on runs and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Carolin Haag

Carolin is a PhD student at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen. During her bachelor studies, Carolin discovered her passion for neuroscience, which was further strengthened during her master studies in Heidelberg. In her master's thesis, she worked with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) from bipolar patients. The fact that this method can be used to study disease mechanisms of patient-specific neurons excited her so much that she continued to work with iPS cells in her PhD project. In this project, she investigates the disease mechanisms of genetic epilepsies. In her free time, she enjoys being creative and (almost) every kind of sports.

Lisa Wüstner

After her masters in Neurobiology, Lisa pursued a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the NMI at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Currently in her third year, she investigates potential mechanisms responsible for synaptic changes in neurons which occur in stress-related diseases such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. She loves communicating science and arising awareness to mental health & disease by explaining the underlying physiology to make the topic more graspable. Other than that, she’s in love with cats and plants and every now and then you can find her singing in the streets.

Giulia Soto

Giulia received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago, studying tau protein modulation in Alzheimer’s and her Master’s degree in Biotechnology at Northwestern University, studying neuromodulation of hippocampal neurogenesis. Now in her PhD project at the Werner Reichert Centre for Integrative Neuroscience in Tübingen, Giulia is interested in an evolutionary comparison of the visuomotor phenomenon saccadic suppression between monkeys and zebrafish. In her free time Giulia loves watching and doing all kinds of sports and hanging out with her husband and her two year old daughter.


Johanna Rösch

Johanna is currently doing her PhD at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen. In her studies she combines electroencephalographic based metrics and transcranial magnetic stimulation to investigate therapeutic stimulation approaches for stroke patients. She received a BSc in Psychology (Göttingen,Germany) and a MSc in Neurocognitive Psychology (Oldenburg, Germany) and spent some time in Canada, Denmark and Norway during her student life. Besides talking about scientific topics, she enjoys the outdoors, climbing and baking.


Jeannette Nischan

Jeannette achieved a bachelor in biology at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany with a thesis about “audiovisual speech comprehension in the hearing impaired elderly”. She then got the Master of Science in Neurocognitive Psychology form the same university. For the master thesis she investigated a possible connection between brain activity in certain frequencies and human time perception.

Currently, she is a PhD student at the Institute for Neuromodulation and -technology at the university hospital Tübingen and researches potential new therapies using brain stimulation techniques.


LanVi Nguyen

Lan Vi is a doctoral candidate at the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin, where she models spinal muscular atrophy with neuromuscular organoids and complex 2D cultures. Since her studies in biotechnology, Lan Vi is interested in neuroscience particularly in brain development and neurodegenerative disorders.  Human pluripotent stem cell-derived brain and neuromuscular organoids are her expertise. In her leisure time she likes to explore new food spots, travels or reads novels.