Mission of the GEBIN

GEBIN is a network that combines activities in different German scientific societies with a special interest in Behaviour-Neuro-Endocrine-Immune interactions. People interested in GEBIN typically concentrate on interdisciplinary research foci. The different German scientific societies have so-called study groups which bridge the own discipline and other research subjects. The spokesmen of these study groups come together in the Steering Committee of the GEBIN.

The GEBIN is a non-profit network without strict formal rules. It is open for interested people who are dedicated to interdisciplinary thinking and research. The GEBIN was founded in November 1997 in Munich during the Volkswagen-Symposium "Neuroimmunologie, Verhalten und Befinden". The promotion of scientific interactions and the coordination of information exchange between these different groups is one of the main aims of this network. GEBIN has written a position paper on interdisciplinary research that highlights the GEBIN philosophy and problems of interdisciplinary research.

The GEBIN invites all study groups of other German scientific societies with interdisciplinary research projects, which bridge the immune system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system. If you are interested to become a member please send an e-mail to one of the coordinators of GEBIN.

Prof. Dr. Volker Stefanski     Prof. Dr. Harald Engler