Contact

Speaker of the RTG
Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Tel.: +49-(0)441-798-3640
Raum: W4 1-137
E-mail:

Scientific Management
Dr. Kristin Tietje
+49 (0)441 798-3882

W4 1-167

Scientific Management
Anne Depping (currently not on duty)
+49 (0)441 798-2451
 
V03 M 3-335


Finance and Administration
Gabriele Ahrens
+49 (0)441 798-3336
+49 (0)441 798-193336

W4 1-167

Principal Investigators and PhD students

Third cohorte of PhD students

 

Principal Investigators and PhD students

PI's

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Prof. Dr. Jens Christoffers

Homogeneous catalysis, bond activation, heterocyclic and combinatorial chemistry, natural product synthesis
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apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek

Gap junctions, visual information processing in retinal networks

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach

Photoreceptors involved in orientation behavior in fish

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Prof. Dr. Martin Greschner

Visual information processing in retinal networks

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold

Molecular mechanisms of visual information processing in the vertebrate retina

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Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Molecular mechanisms of phototransduction in rod and cone cells of the vertebrate retina

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Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau

Optical properties of functional nanostructures, ultrafast and nano-optics

Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

Animal navigation mechanisms from molecules and cognition to behavior, magnetic sense

Quelle: Universität Oldenburg

Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt

Genetic diseases of the eye and retina, ciliopathies, translational research and treatment approaches in animal models

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Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang

Molecular mechanisms of function, development and evolution of the mammalian auditory system

Prof. Dr. Ralf Rabus

Molecular physiology and regulation in environmental bacteria

Prof. Dr. Ilia Solov'yov

Theoretical and computational methods for sensory biology

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Prof. Dr. Michael Winklhofer

Biophysics, molecular spectroscopy

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Dr. Christian Puller

Visual information processing in retinal networks
(associated RTG member; Prof. Greschner Group)

PhD students

PhD students funded by the DFG RTG

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Faiza Altaf

Funtional characterization of microRNAs in the auditory brainstem
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang
Shambhavi ApteMagnetic sensing and orientation in migratory birds, and its anatomical correlate
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Kristina BrunsGenetic basis of behavior
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach
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Ramona Buschen

Regulation and responsiveness of anaerobic ethylbenzene / acetophenone degradation in A. aromatoleum EbN1

supervised by: Prof. Dr. Ralf Rabus
Angelika EinwichThe role of cryptochromes in magnetoreception
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Karim HabashyComputational Modeling of Navigation in Birds
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Micheal Winklhofer
Alejandra Acevedo HarneckerThe contribution of horizontal cells to retinal adaptation and the processing of natural scenes
supervised by: apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek
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Germann Hergert

Multidimensional spectroscopy of light-induced charge and spin tranfer
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau
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Malien Laurien

Sensory basis of oritnetation behaviour in fish
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach
Lena NemitzCharacterization of horizontal cell function and modulation in the vertebrate retina
supervised by: Apl. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold
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Dipti Pradhan

The mouse retinal output signal and its modulation by horizontal cells
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Martin Greschner
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Nils Schröder

Diaminoterephthalates - New tool for life sciences and Metarial science
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Jens Christoffers
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Fabian Schuhmann

Theoretical and computational methods for sensory biology                                                                    supervised by: Prof. Dr. Ilia Solov’yov
Pranav SethDownregulation of CRY4 form European robin (Erithacus rubecula) using small hairpin constructions (shOligos)
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
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Manisha Kumari
Shahu

Activity control of sensory membrane-bound guanylate cyclases
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
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Matteo Spinelli

Immunohistochemical analysis of desmosome like-junctions and gapjunctions in the OPL of the mouse retina
supervised by: Apl. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold
Anitta Rose ThomasUltrafast Spectroscopy of Charge Separation Processes in Natural Light Harvesting Complexes
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau

Muhammad Usman

The retinitis Pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) and defects in ciliary signaling and transport
supervised by: Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt
Laura ZiegenbalgMagnetoreception in teleost fish
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Michael Winkelhofer

Sarah-Karina Menke-Sell

The GC/GCAP system in the retina of the zebrafish focussing on phototransduction in cones
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

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Domna Zourelidou

Molecular basis of magnetide-based magnetoreception
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Michael Winkelhofer

Funded by other sources

Nicole AhrensFunctional analysis of zebrafish specific Opsin-Kinases (zGRKs)
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Vaishnavi BalajiThe retinal circuitry for magnetoreception in migratory birds
supervised by: Apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek
Christoph BlockMagnetosensory information encoding in the retina of migratory birds
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Martin Greschner
Raisa ChetverikovaAnalysis of retinal cells in the avian retina with Ca2+ Imaging
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mourtisen
Yaoyu ChenRole of RD3 in controlling guanylate cyclase activities in brain
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Sabrina DudaClassification and spatial distribution of mammalian retinal ganglion cell types
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Martin Greschner
Anders FrederiksenStructural and dynamical traits of avian cryptochromes
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Ilia Solov'yov
Katharina GörtemakerCryptochromes as molecular triggers in magnetoreceptive cell responses
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Gesa GrüningStructural and dynamical traits of avian cryptochromes
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Ilia Solov'yov
Katrin HaaseMagnetic map processing in the brain of migratory birds
supervised by: Dr. Dominik Heyers and Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Maja Hanic´Structure and photoactivation of avian cryptochromes
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Ilia Solov'yov
Thiemo KarwinkelAssessing magnetoreception and orientation/navigation-hypotheses in free flying birds
supervised by: Dr. Heiko Schmaljohann and Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen 
Denise KrisselEvolutionary Development of Excitatory Projection Neurons in Tetrapod Sound Localization Circuits
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang
Corinna Langebrake

A genomic approach to migration and orientation in the European robin                                                    supervised by: Prof. Dr. Arne Nolte

Bo LeberechtAssessing magnetoreception and navigation-hypotheses in the lab
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Isabelle MusielakMultisensory integration of navigational information in the avian telencephalon
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Dr. Onur Güntürkün and Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Shaked PalgiNeural basis of goal-directed navigation in complex environments ‒ Insights from the bat
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky
Ali Jason SalehNoncoding RNA in the central auditory system
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang
Ayelet SarelNeural basis of goal-directed navigation in complex environments ‒ Insights from the bat
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky
Raphael SchweenA genomic approach to migration and orientation in the European robin                                                    supervised by: Prof. Dr. Arne Nolte
Alina SteinemerMultisensory integration of navigational information in the avian telencephalon
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Dr. Onur Güntürkün and Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

Sebastian Swirski

Spliceosomal adaptation as a therapeutic tool against splice site mutations in retinal diseases
supervised by: Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt
Daniel TimmerRadical-pair-based magnetoreception
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Peter Hore and Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau                         
Siu Ying WongRadical-pair-based magnetoreception
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Peter Hore and Prof. Dr. Christoph Lienau 
Jingjing Xu

Biophysical and Biochemical Mechanisms of Cryptochrome-based Radical Pairs in the Avian Magnetic Compass
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen

Chad YeeCryptochromes as molecular triggers in magnetoreceptive cell responses
supervised by: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

 

Alumni PIs

Prof. Dr. Alexander HartmannComplex behavior of discrete systems in physics, biology, mathematics and computer science 
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Parisi/
Jun. Prof. Dr. Manuels Schiek
Photovoltaic-driven neurosensoric man-machine interfaces 

Prof. Dr. Christiane Richter-Landsberg

Cytoskeletal dynamics, stress responses and signal transduction mechanisms in neural cells

 

Prof. Dr. Reto Weiler

Dynamic and stability of chemical and electrical synaptic integration in the retina

 

Alumni PhD students funded by the DFG RTG

Name

Title of the project

Supervisor
Oliya AbdullaevaActivation of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels in Neuroblastoma Cells by an Organic Artificial Photoreceptor

Apl. Prof. Dr. Manuela Schiek

Apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek

Bianca Brüggen

Synapses of amacrine cells and ceramide synthase deficiency in the mouse retina

apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek

Anne Depping

The contribution of horizontal cells to retinal adaptation

Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek

Mirjam Kant (geb. Trinkler)Eingrenzung der Schwellenwertkonzentration von 4-Hydroxyacetophenon bei „Aromatoleum aromaticum“ Stamm EbN1Prof. Dr. Ralf Rabus

Constanze Krohs (geb. Funke)

Functional characterization of miR-96 in the mouse auditory brainstem

Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang

Astrid MarkgrafIdentification of chemical recognition signals triggering social behaviorProf. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach

Jörg Robin

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of Rydberg Electrons at a Gold Nanotip and Calcium Sensor Proteins

Prof. Dr.  Christoph Lienau

Janina Leyk

Stress responses and cell death mechanisms leading to sensory dysfunction

Prof. Dr. Christiane Richter-Landsberg

Tina Schlüter

Functional characterization of deafness genes in the central auditory pathway

Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang

Anka SchubertDiaminoterephtalic acid derivates - Fluorescent dyes for Life Sciences and Materials ScienceProf. Dr. Jens Christoffers

Jasmin Segelken

Characterization of horizontal cell function and modulation in the vertebrate retina

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold

Stefan Sulmann

The Guanylate Cyclase-GCAP System -a multi protein complex in phototransduction

Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Jannes VagtsSensory distinction of structurally similar aromatic compounds

Prof. Dr. Ralf Rabus

Melanie Wallisch

Diaminoterephthalate – Neue Fluoreszenzsonden für Anwendungen in der Biochemie und Biologie

Prof. Dr. Jens Christoffers

 

Alumni PhD students funded by other sources

Name

Title of the project

Supervisor

Seher Abbas

Molecular Switches Leading To Deactivation Of Sensory Signaling And Recovery Of The Cellular Response.

Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Michael BotteschNavigationally relevant compass cues in migratory and dispersing species - star compass learning in a night-migratory songbird, magnetic compass orientation in coral reef fish larvae, behavioral and electrophysiological investigation of polarization sensitivity in migratory and non-migratory birdsProf. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Leon BuschbeckDiaminoterephtalate - neue Fluoreszenzfarbstoffe für die Life Sciences and Materials ScienceProf. Dr. Jens Christoffers

Lena Dübbel

Characterization of signaling pathways in tumor immunology and immune therapy.

Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Dana ElbersSwitches and control of protein function on nano-structured surfacesProf. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Lena Freimuth    

Studien zur Synthese von fluoreszierenden Diaminoterephthalsäurederivaten zur Anwendung in den Life Sciences und der Materials Science

Prof. Jens Christoffers

 

Dmitry KobylkovThe magnetic senses of birdsProf. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen
Vincent KunzeGenetic Profiling of Cone Photoreceptor Types in the Mammalian RetinaProf. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Stephan TetenborgThe composition and regulation of electrical synapses in the inner plexiform layer of the retinaProf. Dr. Karin Dedek

Kristin Tietje

Bases of behavioral, genetic, and neuronal mechanisms of olfactory imprinting in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Prof. Gabriele Gerlach

Farina Vocke

Dysfunction of the guanylate cyclase-GCAP1 complex by a pathogenic mutation and nanoparticles designed for delivery

Prof. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Viviane WilmsDevelopment and evolution of the auditory systemProf. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang
Hanna WimbergControl of the guanylate cyclase signaling unit in phototransduction by the RD3 proteinProf. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
(Changed: 2021-08-19)