Group members' current projects:
- Descending suboesophageal-neurones and motor behaviour im Manduca sexta (Jessica Erdmann, PhD-thesis)
- The identification of descending tyraminergic/octopaminergic projection neurons of the locust brain and ventral nerve cord (Sergej Hartfil)
- Tyraminergic/Octopaminergic neurones in Drosophila: their distribution, their targets and their function (Pflüger and PhD thesis Konstantin Lehmann, and collaboration with Duch, Sigrist, Brembs, Colomb)
- The role of neuromodulators in motor pattern generation (see Dr. Jan Rillich, Konstantin Lehmann, Leonard Nadler and Jan Untiedt, Diploma theses)
Methods established in our laboratory
extra- and intracellular electrophysiology including neuroanatomical tracing methods (cobalt and fluorescent dyes),
patch-clamp, calcium-imaging, isolated neurones, cell culture,
methods of behavioural physiology (force and movement measurement)
neuroanatomical methods (paraffine and plastic serial sections)
immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy including techniques of 3D analysis (in collaboration with Dr. Duch)
FU:N 6/2000 "Reizvolle Einblicke in die Bewegungsmuster kleiner Sechsbeiner"
Themen für Masterarbeiten, Bachelorarbeiten / Topics for student theses
Scans of the thoracic ganglia
GRK 837 "Functional insect science"
siehe unter http://www.stud.uni-potsdam.de/~grk837/