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:

  • sensory transduction machineries (Göpfert group),
  • neural coding mechanisms (Stumpner group, Göpfert group), and the
  • neuronal and hormonal processes underlying action selection
    (Heinrich group).
  • 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.

    Contact Us

    Dept. of Cellular Neurobiology
    Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert
    Schwann-Schleiden Research Centre
    Julia-Lermontowa-Weg 3
    37077 Göttingen

    Latest news

    • 2019-08-22

      Tracing the Evolution of Vision

    • 2018-03-15

      Locomotion control with photopigments

    • 2016-08-05

      Kristina Corthals and Robert Kossen receive prizes for best talk and poster at the Neuro DoWo


    Recent Publications

    • A Markerless Pose Estimator Applicable to Limbless Animals.

      Vranda Garg, Selina André, Diego Giraldo, Luisa Heyer, Martin C Göpfert, Roland Dosch, Bart RH Geurten (2022)
      Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Modern Methods in Neuroethology: link
    • Locust hemolymph conveys erythropoietin-like cytoprotection via activation of the cytokine receptor CRLF3

      Debbra Y. Knorr, Denise Hartung, Kristin Schneider, Luzia Hintz, Hanna S. Pies, Ralf Heinrich (2021)
      Frontiers in Physiology Volume 12:648245 link
    • Visualization of naive and learned odor representations using in vivo calcium imaging and immunohistochemical bouton mapping of single Drosophila mushroom body neurons

      Clare E Hancock, Bart RH Geurten, André Fiala (2020)
      STAR Protocols :100210 link