Department of Neurobiology, University of Osnabrück


JUST PUBLISHED IN PRINT: Lidia Bakota, Abdala Ussif, Gunnar Jeserich and Roland Brandt (2017) Systemic and network functions of the microtubule-associated protein tau: Implications for tau-based therapies. Mol. Cell. Neuroscience 84:132-141 (share link, valid until Dec. 23, 2017)

LECTURE ON SINGLE MOLECULE TRACKING OF TAU: Fourth biennial German–Russian symposium "Molecular Neurobiology Today and Tomorrow" (Moscow, Russia, 2017):

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COMMENT ON MICROTUBULES IN DISEASE: Roland Brandt (2017) Targeting microtubules in axonal re- and degeneration. Eur. J. Neuroscience 46:1647-1649

PRESENTATION AT THE NEUROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR (June 13, 2017): Dr. Marco Gronwald (University Library Osnabrück) "Open Data in a scientific context: From research data management plans to research data repositories"  (presentation)


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Microtubules in the neurodegenerative triad of Alzheimer’s disease
(from: Brandt and Bakota (2017) Microtubule dynamics and the neurodegenerative triad of Alzheimer’s disease: The hidden connection. J. Neurochem. 143:409-417)

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"

Presentation at the GBM Satellite Symposium "Brain in a Dish" at the 12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG), March 2017 (Lidia Bakota).
Presentation at the 12th Göttingen Meeting of the Germany Neuroscience Society, March 2017 (Benedikt Niewidok).
Presentations at the ICVS Course "Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases", Braga (Portugal), March 2017 (Lidia Bakota, Roland Brandt).
Presentation at the Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases Congress (AD/PD), Vienna (Austria), April 2017 (Abdala Ussif).
Presentation at the Symposium "Molecular Neurobiology Today and Tomorrow", Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia), April 2017 (Roland Brandt) (Video of the presentation).
Presentation at the International Summer School on Biomembranes and Cellular Microcompartments, Osnabrück, July 2017 (Mohammadreza Baghery).
Presentation at the Meeting of the American Society for Neuroscience, Washington (USA), November 2017 (Roland Brandt)
Presentation at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting, Philadelphia (USA), December 2017 (Benedikt Niewidok)
Presentations at the A+PD Satellite Symposium and the Imaging Workshop of the Australasian Neuroscience Society Meeting, Sydney (Australia), December 2017 (Roland Brandt)
Presentation at the International Workshop: "Relationship between neurodegenerative diseases and magnetic field exposure - state of knowledge and research perspectives", "Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz", Munich, December 2017 (Roland Brandt)

University-School Cooperation - NaT Working: Recent Newspaper Article ("Ganzheitlicher Blick in die Forschung", IVZ, 24-03-2017, in German) (Archiv der IVZ).

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, May 16, 11 amElectronic lab books (C. Gach)
Tuesday, May 30, 11 amViruses as tools for neuronal gene transfer (L. Bakota)
Friday, June 9, 10 amInternational Seminar on Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (N. Abreu (Portugal), A. Meconi (Italy), M. Paolini (Italy))
Tuesday, June 13, 11 amOpen Data in a scientific context: from research data management plans to research data repositories (M. Gronwald, Universitätsbibliothek Osnabrück)
Tuesday, July 4, 11 amScientific publishing: Journals and predatory journals (R. Brandt)
2018: Tuesday, February 13, 11 amThe PhD/Postdoc Career Center of the University of Osnabrück (ZePrOs): Concepts and Service (S. Mehlmann, Zentrum für Promovierende und Postdocs (ZePrOs))

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