Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek


Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften
AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation
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 10/2015 Senior Researcher in the Neurosensorics/Animal Navigation group, University of Oldenburg

4/2015 Appointment as adjunct („apl.”) professor at the University of Oldenburg

10/2010 Venia Legendi and Habilitation in Neuroscience, University of Oldenburg 

2006-2007 Visiting Fellow in the lab of Prof. Sheila Nirenberg at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA

2003-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology group (Prof. Reto Weiler) at the University of Oldenburg (permanent position; from 2010 to 2015 deputy head of the group)

1999-2003 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.

1992-1998 Study of Biology at the University of Oldenburg, Diploma Biology

Selected Activities

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)

Deputy Head of the Core Facility Fluorescence Microscopy (Head: Prof. Dr. Anja Bräuer)

2022  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

2020  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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