Department of Neurobiology, University of Osnabrück


A Satellite Symposium at the 12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG)
organized by the GBM Study Group "Molecular Neurobiology"
(Program of the Satellite Symposium)
(Program of the 12th Göttingen Meeting of the NWG)
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JUST ACCEPTED: Roland Brandt and Lidia Bakota (2017) Microtubule dynamics and the neurodegenerative triad of Alzheimer’s disease: The hidden connection. J. Neurochem., in press.

JUST PUBLISHED: Lorène Penazzi, Julia Lorengel, Frederik Sündermann, Nataliya Golovyashkina, Stefan Marre, Chantal MB Mathis, Lars Lewejohann, Roland Brandt and Lidia Bakota (2017) DMSO modulates CNS function in a preclinical Alzheimer's disease model. Neuropharmacology 113:434-444.

RECENT INTERVIEW (in German): "Ein Gespräch mit Malte Strang über das Lernen im Leben und das Lernen in der Schule"
Interview für den Blogbeitrag "Vielfalt Lernen"

Basic Information

In 2002, a new Department of Neurobiology was installed on a lab space of about 200 square meters and a functional space of additional 100 square meters in the Institute of Biology at the University of Osnabrück. The Department belongs to the School of Biology/Chemistry and is associated with the Institute of Cognitive Science. The research of the Department focusses on the mechanisms of neural development and degeneration on the molecular, cellular and systemic level. Techniques include S1 and S2 cell and organotypic culture (including gene transfer with Sindbis and Lentivirus), laser scanning microscopy and quantitative image analysis, electrophysiology (extracellular recordings using microelectrode arrays), and breeding, genotyping and characterization of transgenic mouse lines. Teaching involves participation in the Bachelor and Master programs "Biosciences" and the Bachelor program "Cognitive Sciences". The Department consists of three research groups (AG Bakota, AG Brandt and AG Jeserich). Every two years, members of the Department organize the Westerberger Herbsttagung. The Department is part of the Collaborative Research Center 944 (SFB 944) and the Center of Cellular Nanoanalytics Osnabrück (CellNanOs).  

Departmental Seminars 2017

Seminar room Neurobiology (room 36-334)

Date Speaker and Title
Tuesday, February 7, 11 amYearly Safety Instructions: General lab safety, Biological safety (W. Hamann, R. Brandt)
Tuesday, February 14, 11 amAre the Calcium-binding proteins S100A8 and S100A9 involved in tissue repair and inflammation-associated cancer? (C. Kerkhoff, Institut für Gesundheitsforschung der Universität Osnabrück)
Tuesday, April 25 Viruses as tools for neuronal gene transfer (L. Bakota)
Tuesday, May 30 Good laboratory practice - selected aspects (R. Brandt)
Tuesday, June
Tuesday, July
Tuesday, September
Tuesday, October
Tuesday, November
Tuesday, December

Attendance is mandatory for bachelor, master, doctoral and postdoctoral members of the Department and open to everybody.
Seminar language is English