Dr. Petra Bolte


Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation

Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26129 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 3081 or 3095

E-mail: henrik.mouritsen[at]uni-oldenburg.de

Dr. Petra Bolte

Technical director of the Fluorescence Microscopy Service Unit


School VI - Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl von Ossietzky-Straße 9-11

26129 Oldenburg

Tel. (0441) 7 98 3478 

E-mail: Petra.Bolte[at]uol.de


from 2015:

Leader of the Core Facility Fluorescence Microscopy, Fakultät V (Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften) and Fakultät VI (Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften), University Oldenburg

2012-2015: University Oldenburg, Germany: Postdoc, Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University Oldenburg, AG Animal Navigation/"Neurosensorik" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen)

2006-2011: University Oldenburg; Awarded a Ph.D.; Department of Neurobiology, University of Oldenburg, AG Prof. Reto Weiler Project: “Expression and localisation of pannexins and connexins in the outer retina of mice”


2005-2006: University of Queensland; Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), Brisbane, Australia, Prof. John Mattick “Characterisation of novel proteins implicated in membrane trafficking- generation of Vps26 chimeric proteins”

2004-2005: Institute of Biochemistry, University of Cologne, Prof. Schomburg Master of sciences (M.Sc.) in Biology (Diplom-Biologe); “Project: generation of a Corynebacterium glutamicum transposon knock-out mutant collection and identification of insertion site flanking host sequences”

2003: Research Centre Jülich; Project: “Signal transduction and adaptation in olfactory sensory neurons”

1999: University Eye Hospital, Cologne

Student assistant “Apoptotic cell death in retinal pigment epithelial cells”

1998: Matriculated at University of Cologne, Germany

1997-1998: University Hospital of Cologne

Research assistant at Prof. Berthold; Project: “Expression and clinical relevance of NY-ESO-1, MAGE-1 and MAGE-3 in neuroblastoma”

1995-1997: Rheinische Akademie, Cologne

Apprenticeship as research assistent „Biologisch-technische Assistentin“

1995: Graduated from Teletta Gross-Gymnasium, Leer, Germany


Schmidt, Bolte, Janssen-Bienhold and Weiler (2007) “Panx2 expression in the mouse retina” 1 st European Retina Meeting, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Bolte, Janssen-Bienhold, Feigenspan and Weiler (2008) “Analysis of the molecular basis of

gap junction communication between rod and cone photoreceptors in mouse retina” FASEB

Research Conference, Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing, Colorado.

Schmidt, Janssen-Bienhold, Bolte and Weiler (2009) “Expression of pannexin2 in the mouse

Retina” 8th NWG Meeting Göttingen.

Bolte, Janssen-Bienhold, Schmidt, Monyer and Weiler (2010)    “Pannexin2 Expression in the

Mouse Retina” ARVO Research Conference, Fort Lauderdale, USA.

Schmidt, Bienhold, Bolte, Dorgau, Stolz, Monyer, Penuela, Laird and Weiler (2010) “Cell-

type-specific expression of Pannexin1 in the mouse retina” ARVO Research Conference, Fort

Lauderdale, USA.

Bolte, Herrling, Schultz, Janssen-Bienhold, Dedek and Weiler (2011) “Identification of

connexins in photoreceptors of 129/Sv mice” 9th NWG Meeting Göttingen.


Bolte, Janssen-Bienhold, Schmidt, Feigenspan and Weiler (2008), “Identification of gap junction proteins in mouse photoreceptors” 4th Connexin Meeting, Amsterdam.

Bolte, Janssen-Bienhold, Schmidt, Feigenspan and Weiler (2009) “The bystander hypothesis of retinal degeneration” 8th NWG Meeting Göttingen.


2021: Einwich A, Seth PK, Bartölke R, Bolte P, Feederle R, Dedek K, Mouritsen H. Localisation of cryptochrome 2 in the avian retina. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s00359-021-01506-1. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34677638

Bolte P, Einwich A, Seth PK, Chetverikova R, Heyers, D, Wojahn, I, Janssen-Bienhold U, Feederle, R, Hore, PJ, Dedek K, Mouritsen, H. Cryptochrome 1a localisation in light- and dark-adapted retinae of several migratory and non-migratory bird species: no signs of light-dependent activation. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 33(3): 248-272; DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2020.1870571.

2018: Günther, A., Einwich, A., Sjulstok, E., Feederle, R., Bolte, P., Koch, K.-W., Solov’yov, I.A., Mouritsen, H. (2018) Double-Cone Localization and Seasonal Expression Pattern Suggest a Role in Magnetoreception for European Robin Cryptochrome 4. Current Biology 28, doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.12.003

2016: Bolte P., Bleibaum F., Einwich A., Günther A., Liedvogel M., Heyers D., Depping A., Wöhlbrand L., Rabus R., Janssen-Bienhold U., Mouritsen H. (2016) "Localisation of the Putative Magnetoreceptor Chryptochrome 1b in the Rentinae of Migratory Birds and Homing Pigeons". PloS ONE 11: e0147819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147819

2015: Bolte, P., Herrling, R., Dorgau, B., Schultz, K., Feigenspan, A., Weiler, R., Dedek, K., Janssen-Bienhold, U. (2015) Expression and Localization of Connexins in the Outer Retina of the Mouse. J Mol Neurosci 58(2):178-92. doi: 10.1007/s12031-015-0654-y.

2015: Dorgau B, Herrling R, Schultz K, Greb H, Segelken J, Ströh S, Bolte P, Weiler R, Dedek K, Janssen-Bienhold U. Connexin50 couples axon terminals of mouse horizontal cells by homotypic gap junctions. J Comp. Neurol. 2015 Mar 30. doi: 10.1002/cne.23779.

2012: Kranz K, Dorgau B, Pottek M, Herrling R, Schultz K, Bolte P, Monyer H, Penuela S, Laird DW, Dedek K, Weiler R, Janssen-Bienhold U. (2012) Expression of Pannexin1 in the outer plexiform layer of the mouse retina and physiological impact of its knock-out. J Comp Neurol. doi: 10.1002/cne.23223.

2011: Klaassen LJ, Sun Z, Steijaert MN, Bolte P, Fahrenfort I, Sjoerdsma T, Klooster J, Claassen Y, Shields CR, Ten Eikelder HM, Janssen-Bienhold U, Zoidl G, McMahon DG, Kamermans M. (2011) Synaptic Transmission from Horizontal Cells to Cones is Impaired by Loss of Connexin Hemichannels. PLOS Biol 9(7): e1001107.doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001107.

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