Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek


Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Neurosensorics/Animal Navigation Group
P/O Box 5634
26046 Oldenburg

+49 441 798 3425

Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek


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Research interests: see here


Higher Education and Professional Experience

since 2015      Adjunct Professor (apl. Professor, permanent) and Deputy Head (since 2019) in the Neurosensory/Animal Navigation group (Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

2010 – 2015    Deputy Head (permanent) of the Neurobiology group (Prof. Dr. Reto Weiler), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

2005 – 2006    Visiting Fellow in the lab of Prof. Sheila Nirenberg at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA

2003 – 2010    Postdoctoral Associate, Neurobiology group (Prof. Dr. Reto Weiler), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

1999 – 2002    Doctoral Researcher, Neuropathobiology Group (Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas J. Jentsch), Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg, Germany, Thesis defense: University of Oldenburg

1999 – 2002    Postgraduate Studies in Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany

1992 – 1998    Diploma in Biology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Selected Activities

Since 2023      Deputy Scientific Director of the Core Facility  Fluorescence Microscopy, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Since 2023      Project leader of the Integrated Research Training Group in the Collaborative Research Center Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates (SFB 1372, together with Prof. Heiko Schmaljohann)

since 2022      Reviewing Editor for The Journal of Physiology

2022                Guest Editor for Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

since 2021      Principal Investigator in the ERA-Net Neuron grant Rethealthsi: Gap junctions serve to distribute health-signals among neurons of the diseased retina

2020                Listed on the TOP LIST of Excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

since 2019      Principal Investigator and Elected Executive Board member in SFB 1372                       

2016 – 2019    Principal Investigator in Innovative Training Network switchBoard (Marie Curie Action)

2015 – 2022    Reviewing Editor for Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

2013 – 2023    Principal Investigator in DFG Research Training Group Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology (GRK 1885/1 and GRK1885/2)

2012 – 2015    Appointed member of the Advisory Board of the School of Medicine and Health Science, UOL, Germany

2007 & 2009  Executive Organizer of the European Retina Meeting (Frankfurt, Oldenburg, Germany) with 200 participants

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