Dr. Bianca Brüggen, PhD


Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU
Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
D-26129 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 3081
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email: henrik.mouritsen(at)uni-oldenburg.de

Personal Assistant

Nadine Ruthenberg

Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 3149

Email: nadine.ruthenberg[at]uol.de

Dr. Bianca Brüggen, PhD

Dr. Bianca Brüggen, PhD

Scientific Curriculum Vitae


2016 - present: Researcher

Establishing and realizing the method of STED microscopy

10/2015 –2016: Scientific assistant for (gated)STED microscopy

2011: Student assistant: Laboratory advanced course genetics

2009-2010: Student assistant: Basic course common biology


2013 – 2016: PhD Student in “Biology” and “Neurosensory Science and Systems”

         Graduate school “Molecular basis of sensory biology”

         Research Training Group 1885/1


“Gap junctions as molecular switches in the primary rod pathway of the mouse retina”

                        - Connectivity of TH2 wide-field amacrine cells

                        - Defective ceramide synthases in the retina

                        - Investigation of connexin36 interactions using STED microscopy

2011 – 2013 Master of Science – Biology

Neurobiology . Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Master thesis:  Morphological analysis of postsynaptic partners of TH2 amacrine cells
in TH::GFP-mice via immunohistochemistry and intracellular injections“


2008 – 2011 Bachelor of Science – Biology

Neurogenetics . neurosensorics . Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Bachelor thesis: “Histological analysis of cochlea in conditional Dicer knockout-mice“ 


2008 Abitur – natural sciences

Advanced courses: Mathematics, chemistry, English


06/2007 Hands-on-training pharmacy, Varel, Germany

04/2006 Hands-on-training Institution of forensic medicine, Oldenburg, Germany

01/2006   Hands-on-training St. Johannes Hospital (Laboratory), Varel, Germany


2016: Brüggen B, Kremser C, Bickert A, Ebel P, Vom Dorp K, Schultz K, Dörmann P, Willecke K, Dedek K (2016) Defective ceramide synthases in mice cause reduced amplitudes in electroretinograms and altered sphingolipid composition in retina and cornea. Eur J Neurosci in press. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13260.

2015: Brüggen B, Meyer A, Boven F, Weiler R and Dedek K (2015) Type 2 wide-field amacrine cells in TH::GFP mice show a homogenous synapse distribution and contact small ganglion cells. Eur. J. Neurosci. 41(6), 734-747. (doi:10.1111/ejn.12813)

Conference Contributions

10/2015 International Symposium “Molecular Basis of Senses Meets Quantum Biology”,  Barcelona
Poster presentation: “Gap junctions as molecular switches in the mammalian inner retina.”

10/2015 European Retina Meeting, Brighton
Poster presentation and QuickFire Session: “Ceramide synthases in the murine retina

06/2015 Young Researchers Vision Camp, Beuron

Poster presentation and Presentation: “Ceramide synthases in the retina

03/2015 11th Meeting of the German Society of Neuroscience, Göttingen
Poster presentation: “TH2 cells: synapse distribution and postsynaptic partners

06/2014 FASEB Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing, Saxtons River, Vermont
Poster presentation and DataBlitz: “Spatial synapse distribution and postsynaptic partners of type 2 wide-field amacrine cells in tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)::GFP mice


2013-2016: Stipend of the German Research Foundation (GRK1885/1)

01-06/2009: Stipend of Lower Saxony

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