Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

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

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

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

E-mail: henrik.mouritsen[at]


25 November 2022: Second funding period of the SFB 1372

We are pleased to announce the renewal of our collaborative research centre SFB 1372 for a second funding period! Thanks to the brilliant team and we are excited about the next four years!

For more information, please visit the SFB 1372 homepage here. 

28 October 2022: Excursion to the ornithological station on Helgoland

23 June 2021: Magnetic sensitivity of cryptochrome 4 from a migratory songbird

Xu and colleagues have identified the magnetic sensitivity of cryptochrome 4 in the European robin (Erithacus rubecula). This insight sheds yet more light on the complexities of magnetoreception and how birds utilize quantum mechanics to find their way.
Congratulations to all the scientists involved!

To view the article, please visit:

9 June 2021: Double cones in a complex connectivity network

We congratulate Anja Günther and colleagues for the successful publication of their most recent findings on the functionality of double cones in the avian retina. 

Read the full paper here:

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