Theoretical Neuroscience / Neuroinformatik

Institute of Biology

This research group does not exist anymore.
Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot moved to the University of Cologne on March 1, 2015.
New Homepage: Nawrot Lab

AddressKönigin-Luise-Strasse 1-3
Building Zoologie — Room 201 - 215
14195 Berlin Dahlem
Telephone+49 (0) 30 838 56692
DirectorProf. Martin Nawrot


Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot has recently moved into a new postition at the University Cologne (Spring 2015). The work group is currently operating at both locations. 

We are interested in unraveling principles of information processing in neural systems. In a number of research projects we  focus on two model systems: In the mammalian neocortex we study theoretical principles of neural population coding, system reliability and variability, and motor control. In the insect brain we focus on the dynamics of olfactory processing, and the mechanisms underlying learning, memory formation, and decision making in behavioral paradigms. Central to our approach is the design of mathematical and computational models of neural function and animal behavior. In close collaboration with our experimental partners we perform analysesof physiological and behavioural data and put our models to test.


We are member of the

    Bernstein Center for Compuational Neuroscience (BCCN) Berlin

    Dahlem Center for Intelligent Systems (DCIS)

    Collaborative Research Center Theoretical Biology (SFB 618)

    Graduate School Sensory Computation in Neural Systems (GRK 1589)

    Bernstein Focus Neuronal Basis of Learning (BFNL) - Insect Inspired Robots

    DFG Schwerpunktprogramm Integrative Analysis of Olfaction (SPP 1392)