Department of Neurobiology, University of Osnabrück

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RECENT REVIEW:

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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)

SPECIAL DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR ON "PERSPECTIVES IN STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROBIOLOGY:
January 23, 2018, 2pm: Understanding Neurodegeneration through Microscopic Imaging and Multi Electrode Array (MEA) Recordings of Mouse and Tissue Culture Models of Alzheimer's Disease (L. Bakota)

MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:
Sept. 20-22, 2018: Meeting of the GBM-Study Goup "Molecular Neurobiology" at the University of Marburg: "Translational Neuroscience: From Molecules to Systems".
Oct. 12, 2018: 9th Westerberger Herbsttagung on the Perspectives of Molecular Neurobiology: "Psychological and biological aspects of explicit and implicit memory", University of Osnabrück.

PUBLIC OUTREACH:
February 22-23, 2018 (in German): Fortbildungsveranstaltung für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer des Fürstenberg-Gymnasiums Recke zur kindlichen Entwicklungspsychologie: "'I am my connectome' - Wie sich neuronale Netzwerke entwickeln, reifen und verfeinern und was das mit Lernen zu tun hat" (R. Brandt).
March 5, 2018 (in German): Fortbildungsveranstaltung am Institut für Didaktik der Universität Duisburg-Essen "Erinnern, Vergessen und die Alzheimer Erkrankung" (R. Brandt).


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 2018


Seminar room Neurobiology (room 36-334)

Date Speaker and Title
Tuesday, January 23, 2 pmSpecial Seminar on "Perspectives in Structural and Functional Neurobiology": Understanding Neurodegeneration through Microscopic Imaging and Multi Electrode Array (MEA) Recordings of Mouse and Tissue Culture Models of Alzheimer's Disease (L. Bakota)
Tuesday, January 30, 11 amYearly Safety Instructions: General lab safety, Biological safety (W. Hamann, R. Brandt)
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