Apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek


apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek
University of Oldenburg
Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences

Neurosensorics/Animal Navigation

P/O Box 5634

26046 Oldenburg

+49 441 798 3425

Apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek

Personal Data

Address: AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU, University of Oldenburg, P/O Box 5634, 26046 Oldenburg Germany.

Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 3425; Fax: +49 441 798 3620


Publications: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=dedek+k

Google Scholar entry: scholar.google.de/citations?user=-DuVLx4AAAAJ&hl=de

Research interests: see here

Higher Education and Professional Experience

Since 10/2015

Senior Researcher in the Neurosensorics / Animal Navigation group, University of Oldenburg


Appointment as apl. Professor at the University of Oldenburg


Venia Legendi and Habilitation in Neuroscience, University of Oldenburg 


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


Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology group (Prof. Reto Weiler) at the University of Oldenburg (permanent position; from 2010 to 2015 deputy head of the group)


Doctoral Student in the lab of Prof. Thomas J. Jentsch, University of Hamburg. Thesis title: Charakterisierung von KCNQ-Kaliumkanälen und ihren beta-Untereinheiten. Thesis defense at the University of Oldenburg.


Study of Biology at the University of Oldenburg, Diploma Biology

Selected Activities


Designated Reviewing Editor for The Journal of Physiology

Since 2021

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


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

Since 2019    

Principal Investigator and Board member in Collaborative Research Center Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates

2016 - 2019    

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

2015 - 2022   

Reviewing Editor for Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

Since 2013     

Principal Investigator in DFG Research Training group “Molecular basis of sensory biology” (GRK 1885/1 and GRK1885/2)


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