Tavosanis Group

My lab is interested in the cellular dynamics that support the development and plasticity of the nervous system. We study how neurons establish their complex distinctive dendrite morphologies. For this, in combination with classical genetics, we are pushing in vivo imaging of differentiating neurons to reveal the subcellular transient localization of active molecular cascades. We […]

Spehr Group

In most mammals, conspecific chemical communication controls complex behaviors. Information about individuality, social and reproductive status is conveyed by an elusive class of chemical cues – pheromones. The highly reproducible character of pheromone responses offers a unique opportunity to uncover the neuronal basis of genetically programmed behavior. Despite its fundamental significance, however, the basic chemosensory […]

Memmesheimer Group

Our research addresses the microscopic, precise spiking dynamics in neural networks, the le­vel of mesoscopic col­lective dynamics as well as emer­gent large-scale phenomena such as control and lear­ning of behavior. The long-term aim is a theoretical understanding of the complex dynamics and the resulting computations of neural systems. For this goal, it is essential to […]

Kampa Group

How do we decide to turn left or right ? Our brain constantly needs to integrate prior experience with current sensory evidence to decide about our next move. This complex behavior involves many brain regions and also many different strategies. To understand the underlying neural circuits it is therefore important to focus on a well-defined task […]

Fuhrmann Group

My group aims to understand how neurons and innate immune cells in the brain communicate to lay the foundations for cognition and behaviour. We use neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease models to identify new disease relevant mechanisms that may serve for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Cutting edge in vivo imaging technologies like awake head-fixed […]

Henneberger Group

Synaptic transmission and its plasticity are occurring in an environment that contains neurons but also glial cells and Synaptic transmission and its plasticity are occurring in an environment that contains neurons but also glial cells and extracellular matrix. How this interaction of neurons and astroglia, an abundant subtype of glial cells, determines hippocampal network function […]