DFG Research Group FOR 2419
supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
ERC Starting Grant
September 2016: Simon Wiegert recieved a prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. Using innovative optogenetic tools, he will investigate the long-term stability of hippocampal networks on the single synapse level.
Priority Programme “Next Generation Optogenetics: Tool Development and Application” (SPP 1926)
Simon Wiegert and Peter Soba recieved funding to develop novel optogenetic tools for the inhibition of neuronal activity.
DFG Priority Program 1665
Resolving and manipulating neuronal networks in the mammalian brain - from correlative to causal analysis
Optogenetic dissection of the developing prefrontal-hippocampal circuitry that gates mnemonic and executive maturation SPP1665
supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Multi-site interactions during development, plasticity and learning
Communication between hippocampus and entorhinal cortex during formation and recall of spatial memories
Dr. Fabio Morellini
Behavioral Biology Unit, ZMNH, UKE
Prof. Dr. Thomas Oertner
Dept. of Synaptic Physiology, ZMNH, UKE
gefördert durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Individual researchers in our institute are supported by
the Federal State of Hamburg (Landesforschungsförderung)
the Marie Curie Actions research fellowship program
an EMBO long-term fellowship.
a CONACYT postgraduate fellowship
We collaborate with the group of Peter Hegemann at the Humboldt University in Berlin in the development of novel optogenetic tools.
With the group of Karel Svoboda at HHMI’s Janelia Farm, we have completed a project on genetically encoded calcium indicators.
We collaborate with Thomas Vetter at the Computer Science Department in Basel to develop software for the automatic segmentation of two-photon microscopy images.
We collaborate with Katalin Török (St George's, University of London) to develop fast genetically encoded sensors.
Behavioral experiments are performed with Fabio Morellini and Matthias Kneussel (ZMNH).
We develop new optogenetic tools for the group of Ileana Hanganu-Opatz (UKE).
We collaborate with Rapp Optoelectronics to develop optical stimulation devices.