Focused on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, the Department of Cellular Neurobiology aims to foster our understanding of cellular signal transduction, neuronal processing mechanisms, and neuromodulation. Combining physiological, behavioral, and molecular approaches, we are studying:
Profiting from the genetic and experimental tractability of insect sensory organs and nervous systems, recent work in the Department has provided insights into salient aspects of neuron function and dysfunction in the context of cellular mechanotransduction, auditory signaling and processing, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Dept. of Cellular Neurobiology
Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert
Schwann-Schleiden Research Centre
Tracing the Evolution of VisionLink
Locomotion control with photopigmentsLink
Kristina Corthals and Robert Kossen receive prizes for best talk and poster at the Neuro DoWoLink
The orphan cytokine receptor CRLF3 emerged with the origin of the nervous system and is a neuroprotective erythropoietin receptor in locusts
Hahn N, Büschgens L, Schwedhelm-Domeyer N, Bank S, Geurten BRH, Neugebauer P, Massih B, Göpfer MC, Heinrich R (2019)Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 12:251 link
Chromophore-Independent Roles of Opsin Apoproteins in Drosophila Mechanoreceptors.
Katana R, Guan C, Zanini D, Larsen ME, Giraldo D, Geurten BRH, Schmidt CF, Britt SG, Göpfert MC (2019)Curr Biol : link
Temporal processing properties of auditory DUM neurons in a bush-cricket
Andreas Stumpner, Paule Chloé Lefebvre, Marvin Seifert, Tim Daniel Ostrowski (2019)Journal of Comparative Physiology A 205:717-733 link