The University of Bonn was founded almost 200 years ago and is the home of learning for over 31,000 students. Its international orientation in research and teaching has been a long standing tradition. Our University is situated in a wonderful city where people are able to live that little bit better...
Our lab is located on the top of the Venusberg, Bonn's landmark hill. When we step out of the lab we have a beautiful view overlooking the city and the river Rhein. The Clinic Campus is embedded in the protected Kottenforst forest landscape and a good place for a run, a ride or a visit of the boars and deer...
Neurons, NG2 cells and astrocytes are only some of the beautiful structures which are the focus of the interdisciplinary Bonn Neuroscience community. Cellular neurophysiology is the core expertise of our lab, supplemented with ultrastructural, cell biological and innovative optical recording techniques.
We now explore with addtional support how NG2 cells integrate synaptic input.
Relief after revisions which significantly extended our findings! J. Nsci. Sep 2013.
on a collaborative project lead by Prof Schoch focussing on molecular mechanisms of mossy fiber synaptic plasticity.
for a collaboration with Prof. Stein, on the function and ultrastructure of presynapses - Ulf Einsfelder has started!
Read Wenjing's and Dirk's view what synaptic input may be good for or not.
She is working on Elizabeth's project and now studies Ca2+ in interneurons.
We are fascinated by basic neuroscience. We address fundamental questions of how neurons and glial cells work together and let the brain generate our thoughts. We love to image and record live neurons and glial cells in their native environment. Sophisticated microsopes, transgenic mouse lines and optical reporter molecules provide great insight into small subcellular compartments.