The Research Group Synaptic Wiring and Information Processing was established in 2017 at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jörn Simon Wiegert.

Since September 2022 is Simon Wiegert the chair of Neurophysiology at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University Heidelberg.

The group's research focus is the question how activity patterns in the brain are encoded at the synaptic level.