Seelig Group

We use optical microscopy techniques, such as two-photon calcium imaging, to understand how neural networks in the brain change over time, from single synapses to entire circuits, and how these changes relate to behavior. Our research focuses on the model organism Drosophila melanogaster where genetically identified, comprehensive neural networks underlying adaptive behaviors can be studied. We interpret […]

Schnell Group

Everyone who has ever tried to swat a fly will appreciate the incredibly fast and acrobatic maneuvers flies can perform. Within the fraction of a second, they can detect the motion of a hand or any other potential threat and can evade the danger by a rapid change in course. The species we study, the […]

Grunwald Kadow Group

We combine neuroscience and physiology to understand how brains and bodies communicate on the cellular and molecular level to enable organisms to thrive in their respective environments. Empfindungen und Entscheidungen basieren auf sensorischen EPerceptions and decisions depend on sensory impressions, but also on past experiences and the present internal state of an animal. Behavior is […]