Dec 2020

RTG2416 Virtual Retreat 2020

2022-01-04T18:43:10+01:00December 22nd, 2020|Meetings, News|

Due to special times we organized a virtual retreat on November 26th & 27th 2020. Although a bit different from our last in-person retreats we had a successful meeting using the platforms Zoom and Gather.Town. We heard classic talks, played funny games and had interactive discussions during our graphical abstract presentation and our virtual dinner. Finally, we enjoyed an extraordinary keynote lecture by Prof. Panayiota Poirazi from the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece. We wish you a merry [...]

Jun 2020

RTG2416 goes virtual

2022-01-04T18:46:26+01:00June 5th, 2020|News|

RTG2416 goes virtual Covid19 doesn't give us a wide berth as well. But life has to go on. Therefore, as many others, the RTG2416 also goes virtual. After a succesful and enlightening virtual seminar with Prof. Sandeep 'Bob' Datta from the Harvard Medical School about "Olfaction in health and diseases" our mothly journal clubs and progress reports as well as the Ethic course also continuing virtually. And of course the RTG2416 seminar series will continue as well: We [...]

May 2020

Mercator Fellow Stay of Stephen Liberles, Ph.D. postponed

2022-04-07T06:10:11+02:00May 25th, 2020|Meetings, News, RTG2416 Seminar Series, Scientific Talks|

Once again Covid19 thwarted our plans and we have to postpone the planned second Mercator Fellow Stay of Stephen Liberles, Ph.D. till the circumstances allow it again It was planned for the late summer/early autumn this year for 3 month Stephen Liberles, an HHMI investigator at Harvard Medical School is an expert on the molecular neuroscience of sensory systems, including olfaction, pheromone sensing, taste, and internal organ senses of the vagus nerve 59–67 . His multiscale studies range from [...]

Mar 2020

Nadine Mundt was accepted as a young scientist and invited to the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2020! Congratulations, Nadine!

2022-01-04T18:46:49+01:00March 4th, 2020|News|

Nadine is one of 660 young scientists from 101 countries who were selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 28th June – 3rd July 2020 in Lindau, Germany. At the meeting she will have the unique opportunity to meet around 70 Nobel Laureates. Since 1951 this meeting has been a great opportunity for cross-generational and interdisciplinary exchange. Surely, attending this unique international scientific forum will be a great and inspiring experience. For more information see www.lindau-nobel.org. [...]

Feb 2020

Christopher Wiesbrock

2022-01-04T18:54:39+01:00February 2nd, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

We are happy to welcome a new team member! Christopher Wiesbrock just joined our RTG and will support our team as Data Manager. In the future he will be responsible for establishing an infrastructure that allows the RTG members to archive their research data in a reproducible way. For this purpose, he will support the process from data acquisition to the final publication figure, according to the guidelines of the DFG and RWTH Aachen University, as well as [...]

Sep 2019

Mercator Fellow: Prof. Greg Stuart (ANU)

2021-01-29T11:37:35+01:00September 10th, 2019|Meetings, News, RTG2416 Seminar Series, Scientific Talks|

We are thrilled to welcome Prof. Greg Stuart from the Australian National University (ANU) between September 23rd and October 4th 2019. He's is a world leading expert on dendritic integration and his contribution will be instrumental to the RTG’s understanding of the cellular mechanisms underlying multisensory integration. In particular Prof. Stuart will be an important enrichment to the RTG2416 projects centering  on the cellular and systems level. With his recent work on visual signal integration his research is also [...]

Sep 2019

RTG2416 Seminar Series – Prof. Jeremy C. McIntyre

2021-01-29T11:37:50+01:00September 6th, 2019|Meetings, News, RTG2416 Seminar Series, Scientific Talks|

As part of the RTG 2416 MultiSenses-MultiScales Seminar Series, we would like to invite you to a talk given by Prof. Jeremy C. McIntyre, Ph.D. (Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida). The seminar is entitled: Dissecting modulatory roles for neuronal ciliary signaling in olfaction and reward The seminar is held on September 10th (Tuesday) and begins at 5:15 pm Location: room 1.011, 2. Sammelbau Biologie, Campus Melaten-Süd, 52074 Aachen For further information on Jeremy C. McIntyre’s work, please see: [...]

Jul 2019

New Publication: Intrinsic and Synaptic Dynamics Contribute to Adaptation in the Core of the Avian Central Nucleus of the Inferior Colliculus

2022-02-11T21:37:26+01:00July 22nd, 2019|News, Publications|

The reduction of neuronal responses to repeated stimulus presentation occurs in many sensory neurons, also in the inferior colliculus of birds. Response adaptation plays a role in perceptual auditory phenomena like the precedence effect. The cellular mechanisms that cause response adaptation are not well described. Adaptation must be explicable by changes in the activity of input neurons, short-term synaptic plasticity of the incoming connections, excitability changes of the neuron under consideration or influences of inhibitory or modulatory network connections. Using [...]