Speaker of the RTG
Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Tel.: +49-(0)441-798-3640
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Scientific Management
Dr. Kristin Tietje
+49 (0)441 798-3882

W10 0-007

Scientific Management
Anne Depping
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Finance and Administration
Gabriele Ahrens
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Guests of the RTG Seminar

Invited speaker 2022

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of Talk
07.07.2022 Jens Kremkow Neuroscience Research Center at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany tba
06.07.2022 Altuna Akalin Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany tba
05.05.2022 Daniele Dell'Orco University of Verona, Italy  tba
31.03.2022 Ezequiel Mendoza FU Berlin, Germany tba
28.03.2022  Eric Gulson University of Michigan, USA Exploring magnetoreceptive brain regions in New World birds
24.03.2022 David Reger Imperical College London, UK From (Twisted) Nanographenes to Organic Materials for Magneto-optics
17.03.2022 Renee Bellinger University of Hawaii Could ancient bacterial origins explain magnetite-based magnetore-ception?
27.01.2022 Morten Iversen Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Germany Using camera systems to answer scientific questions
20.01.2022 Will Schneider  Bangor Univ, UK The power and pitfalls of virtual magnetic displacements

Invited speaker 2021

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of Talk
16.09.2021 Gerardo Fracasso  University of Antwerp Olfaction and ectoparasites in the context of bird migration 
22.07.2021  Mark E. Hauber HWK Fellow Delmenhorst  The molecular basis of species recognition in brood parasitic birds and their hosts
15.07.2021  Kristin Tessmar-Raible   Timing animal physiology and behavior by the rhythms of sun and moon
17.06.2021  Leonie Ryvkin  faculty of mathematics at the Universität Bochum Variants of the Fréchet distance and their applications 
03.06.2021  Jan Huisken  Morgridge Institute for Research an der University of Wisconsin in Madison Flamingo - a portable, shareable light sheet microscope for multiscale bioimaging
06.05.2021  Gerrit Hilgen  Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University, UK A novel approach to the functional classification of retinal ganglion cells
25.02.2021 Helene Schreyer University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany When 1–1 ≠ 0— Nonlinear spatial integration in retinal bipolar cells under artificial and natural stimuli
23.02.2021 Pauline Fleischmann University Würzburg Magnetoreception and Navigation in Desert Ants
21.01.2021 Silke Haverkamp caesar, Bonn Color processing across vertebrates, from turtle to primates

Invited speaker 2020

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of the talk
03.12.2020 Thomas Euler CIN-Professor for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen, Germany Dendritic processing in the retina
26.11.2020 Mike Manookin Department of Ophthalmology,University of Washington  The role of nonlinearities in neural coding
16.07.2020 Fred Rieke University of Washington in Seattle, USA Seeing in the dark
30.06.2020 Janna Aarse New York University Investigations of the communication between the cerebellum and the limbic system
23.06.2020 Eva K. Fischer HWK Fellow Delmenhorst Mechanisms of Behavioural Evolution
22.01.2020 Francesco Bonì CNR-Biophysics Instituta, Milano, Italy tba

Invited speaker 2019

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of Talk
07.11.2019 Oliver Lindecke School of Natural Science, University Bangor, UK Beyond the range of echolocation - Sensory perception and navigation in migratory bats
11.07.2019 Tom Baden Universtiy of Sussex, UK What are the computational, structural and molecular strategies that allow re-tuning retinal functions as animals evolve to explore new visual environments
28.03.2019 Cristiano Bertolucci University of Ferrara, Italy Evolution without the Sun: Circadian Clocks and DNA repair in Blind Cavefish
28.03.2019 Prof. Dr. Nicholas S. Foulkes Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Evolution without the Sun: Circadian Clocks and DNA repair in Blind Cavefish
14.03.2019 Thomas Gensch Research Centre Jülich Fluorescent sensors for the determination of intracellular ion concentrations
08.03.2019 Amgalanbaatar Baldansuren Linköping University, Sweden Electron-paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of metallo-enzymes

Invited speaker 2018

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar


Date Name Institution Title of the talk
29.11.2018 (postponed) Prof. Dr. Jörd Enderlein Department of Physics, Georg August Universtiy Göttingen Image Scanning Microscopy and Metal Induced Energy Transfer: Enhancing Microscopy Resolution in All Directions
22.11.2018 Prof. Dr. Stephan Neuhauss University of Zurich, Insitute of Molecular Life Sciences Riding the Wave of Zebrafish Genetics from Visual Transduction to Synaptic Glutamate Homeostasis
15.11.2018 Soledad Gonzalo Cogno Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology From single cells to local field potentials: an overview of the role of the medial entorhinal cortex in representing space
01.11.2018 Dr. Silke Haverkamp Center of advanced european studies and research (caesar), Bonn Chromatic bipolar cell pathways in different vertebrate species
25.10.2018 Prof. Dr. Michael Brand TU Dresden Regeneration of the adult vertebrate brain and retina learning from the fish
18.10.2018 Uwe Wolfrum Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Cilia in vision
20.09.2018 Barbara Caspers University of Bielefeld The neglected sense: Olfactory communication in a songbird
24.05.2018 Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger Organische Chemie, University of Bielefeld Enzyme in der Organischen Chemie: Von effizienten Synthesen zu chemoenzymatischen Eintopf-Prozessen
17.05.2018 Prof. Dr. Andreas Guse Zentrum für Experimentelle Medizin, Hamburg Integration of adenine nucleotide dependent calcium signaling
01.02.2018 Prof. Dr. Thorben Cordes Biocenter, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München Fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy for dynamic structural biology: tools and applications

Invited speaker 2017

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of the talk
19.12.2017 Dr. Wei Li National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA Living in the cold - retinal neurobiology and hibernation
27.11.2017 Dr. Can Xie Peking University, China A Moving Landscape between Biology and Physics
16.11.2017 Prof. Dr. Giorgio Fedele University of Leicester, UK Light-dependent magnetic field effects in Drosophila melanogaster
05.10.2017 Prof. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhardwaj Chaudhary Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India Photoperiodic environment and seasonality in higher vertebrates
02.10.2017 Prof. Dr. John E. Dowling Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Reconstructing the Human Fovea Using Connectomic Methods
27.04.2017 Prof. Dr. Marius Ader Technische Universität Dresden Tuning cell transplantation strategies for the retina: organoids, replacement and 'fusion'
23.03.2017 PD. Dr. Dagmar Wachten Research Center Caesar, Bonn, Germany Controlling ciliary function by light

Invited speaker 2016

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of the talk
17.11.2016 Prof. Dr. Maarten Kamermans Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Netherlands Ion-channels, circadian control and cone kinetics - A new way of seeing things
10.11.2016 Prof. Dr. Constance Scharff Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin FoxP2 and its interaction partners in health and disease: insight from songbirds and other critters
27.10.2016 Dr. Michael Kreutz Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg When synaptic proteins meet the genome - Protein transport from synapse to nucleus
21.01.2016 Prof. Dr. A. Michelsen University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Biophysical aspects of the dance language of honeybees
14.01.2016 Dr. Friederice Pirschel University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg Coding of Touch in Neurons of the Medicinal Leech

Invited speaker 2015

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of the talk
03.12.2015 Prof. Dr. Jim Ames University of California, USA Structural Diversity of Neuronal Calcium Sensor Proteins: Insights for Activation of Retinal Guanylyl Cyclase by GCAP1
24.11.2015 Prof. Dr. Ö. Güntürkün Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum Die Gedanken sind frei – aber werden sie es auch bleiben?
19.11.2015 Prof. Dr. Marc Spehr RWTH Aachen, Germany Chemosensory Mechanisms of Conspecific Communication
12.11.2015 Prof. Dr. Anke van den Berg University Groningen, Groningen The role of noncoding RNAs in B cell lymphoma
29.10.2015 Dr. Henning Priepke Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG Von Dabigatran zu Idarucizumab – Zwei Dekaden Thromboseforschung bei Boehringer Ingelheim
22.10.2015 Prof. Dr. Marius Üffing Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Tübingen A systems view on the basics of vision Molecular dissection and multi-scale integration of functional protein networks in mammalian photoreceptors
09.07.2015 Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cangiano Universita di Pisa, Italy New insights into the evolutionary ancestry of rod photoreceptors
25.06.2015 Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schratt Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg miRNA function in synapse development and plasticity
04.06.2015 Prof. Dr. Christine Ziegler Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Regensburg Towards the molecular understanding of membrane transport
28.05.2015 Dr. Michal Rivlin Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Repurposing of retinal neurons following visual adaption
07.05.2015 Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Lanzani Center for Nano Science and Technology@PoliMi di Milano, Italy Cell photo modulation by organic interfaces
16.03.2015 Prof. Dr. Darryl Bornhop Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA Quantifying Molecular Interactions in Complex Milieu at Zeptomole Sensitivity without Altering the Sample
12.03.2015 Prof. Dr. Sigrun Korsching Universität zu Köln, Köln Molecular Basis of Chemosensation
19.02.2015 Prof. Dr. Martin Engelhard MPI Molecular Physiology, Dortmund A case study with an archaeal phototaxis receptor complex
16.02.2015 Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg Retinal degeneration: From mutation identification towards therapy development
15.01.2015 Dr. Marco Aquila University of Milan, Milano, Italy Cyclic Dinucleotides modulate HCN4 Channels

Invited speaker 2014 & 2013

 List of invited speakers at the RTG Seminar

Date Name Institution Title of the talk
20.11.2014 Prof. Dr. Peter Berthold Max Planck Institute of Behavioural Physiology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell Vogelzug: Experimente zu Genetik und Evolutionsbiologie
06.11.2014 Maria Rosa Antognazza Center for Nano Science and Technology@PoliMi di Milano, Italy Organic semiconductor photoreceptors
04.11.2014 Prof. Dr. Cristina Pujades Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Building the inner ear: cellular dynamics and proneural gene requirements in neurosensory development
16.10.2014 Prof. Dr. Andreas Buchleitner Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Freiburg Photosynthetic light harvesting - lessons for (and/or?) from quantum transport theory
25.09.2014 Dr. Christian. Margot R&D Division of Firmenich, Geneva, Switzerland Odorants - from structure-odor correlations to pleasure
17.07.2014 Prof. Dr. Ilana Gozes Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel Mechanism of neuroprotection in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia: the case of NAP (davunetide)
01.07.2014 Prof. Dr. Martin Plenio University of Ulm Quantum, Vibrations and Biology
19.06.2014 Dr. Gregory Nuel LPMA, CNRS 7599, Paris, France Estimating Causal Effects in Gene Expression from a Mixture of Observational and Intervention Experiments
05.06.2014 Dr. Timm Schubert University of Tübingen, Tübingen Synaptic Remodeling Generates Synchronous Oscillations in the Degenerated Outer Mouse Retina
19.05.2014 Prof. Dr. Bernd Fritzsch University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA Evolutionary transformation of the vertebrate auditory system through molecular changes of developmental programs
15.05.2014 Dr. Bela Völgyi János Szentágothai Research Center, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary The Function of Electrical Synapses in the Mammalian Retina
20.03.2014 Dr. Christian Puller University of Washington, USA Retinal processing beyond midgets and parasols: broad-thorny ganglion and stellate-varicose amacrine cells in primate retina
06.03.2014 Prof. Dr. Efthimios M. C. Skoulakis Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Alexander Fleming, Vari, Griechenland Detection mechanisms of odorant molecule vibrations in Drosophila melanogaster
30.01.2014 Prof. Dr. Gilles Laurent Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Frankfurt am Main Early explorations of a simple visual cortex
28.01.2014 Dr. Jason Chapman Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK Insect Navigation
03.12.2013 Prof. Dr. Tobias Bonhoeffer MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried How Experience Changes Synapses in the Mammalian Brain
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