MSc/PhD Program

Lab Rotations/Seminars

Starting in January, every student of the Neuroscience Program conducts three research projects (lab rotations) in the participating departments, chosen from different fields. Each project is individually supervised. It involves 7 weeks of experimental work followed by 1 week of data analysis and writing a lab report in the format of a scientific research publication. Results of the first two projects are presented in a seminar.


Examples of lab rotation projects conducted in the Neuroscience Program:

Project Supervisor
Application of transcranial stimulation methods in neuroplasticity research Antal
Transcranial electrical stimulation over the occipital area combined with fMRI Antal
Collection of Baseline of Motor Evoked Potential by using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Antal
GAPDH as a mediator of axonal transport impairment caused by alpha-Synuclein Bähr
Effects of NAS-38 on Caenorhabditis elegans Nervous System during ist Sleep-like State Bringmann
Ca2+-dependent regulation of Munc13-1 and its involvement in short-term synaptic plasticity Brose
The role of the v-SNARE Synaptobrevin-2 in LDCV docking in chromaffin cells Brose
Evaluating the role of B cells on myeloid antigen-presenting cells in context of Multiple Sclerosis Brück
Electron microscopy evaluation of remyelination in a novel mouse model Brück
Visualizing synaptic and dense core vesicle dynamics after fusion Dean
Electrophysiological investigation of basal synaptic transmission in synaptotagmin-3 knockout mice Dean
Vesicle release machinery in astrocytes Dean
Activity-dependent release of BDNF Dean
Monitoring and manipulating synapse formation in neuronal cultures Dresbach
Optogenetic Activation of Dopaminergic neurons in Mushroom Body of Drosophila melanogaster Fiala
The role of microRNAs in cognitive function and age-associated cognitive impairment Fischer
Involvement of genes related to long-term memory formation in prefrontal cortex from Kmt2b condition knock-out mice and in dental gyrus from Kmt2a condition knock-out mice Fischer
Transgenerational effect of environmental enrichment in memory and the effect of running in microRNA expression associated with improved memory in mice Fischer
Conserved role of p73 in multiciliogenesis Fischer
Inflammatory and T cell extravasation patterns in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis Flügel
Comparison of two methods to analyse circadian activity in neuroligin-4-mutated Drosophila melanogaster Göpfert
Mosquito males are the better listeners - Efferent connectivity of the Johnston's Organ in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Göpfert
Color processing in the retina of the Axolotl salamander Gollisch
Characterization of six Tribolium castaneum lines Heinrich
Plasticity of neuronal networks in the adult visual cortex Löwel
Visual cortex plasticity in enriched and nogo adult mice Löwel
Extended ocular dominance plasticity in the offspring of enriched mothers Löwel
Putative effects of Sirtuin 2 on altered protein expression and motor coordination in Endophilin mutant mice Milosevic
Putative signaling involved in neurodegenerative changes observed in endophilin knockout mice Milosevic
Characterizing Bushy and Stellate Cells in the aVCN of mice Moser
Intrinsic calcium dependence of exocytosis in type I and type II vestibular hair cells Moser
Electrophysiological analysis of mAb56 antibody action on the oncogenic hEAG1 potassium channel Pardo
Investigation of Munc13 priming role in hippocampal neuronal culture and human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) Rhee
The Role of Synaptotagmin-1 C2 domains in Synaptic Transmission Rhee
Characterization of a Sensor for α-synuclein as a Novel Tool for Studying the Cell-to-Cell Transmission of α-synuclein Rizzoli
Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) on circular RNA of Drosophila S2 cells Rizzoli
Investigation of membrane trafficking in the Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction Rizzoli
RNA concentration in Vivacon 500 and Vivaspin 500 devices Sartorius (external)
Calcium Response Profiles of Glomeruli Innervated by Bifurcating Olfactory Receptor Neurons in Xenopus laevis Schild
Interference between tracing methods and Calcium imaging in the olfactory epithelium of Xenpous laevis tadpoles Schild
Regulation of Visual Capabilities by PSD-95 Schlüter
SAP97 mediates Norepinephrine (NE)-induces Kv1.1 internalization Schlüter
Evaluating the pathological alterations in the peripheral nerves of insulin receptor knock out mice Sereda
Characterization of Tm9 neurons in motion detection circuits of Drosophila melanogaster Silies
Response Properties of the Lamina Neurons L2 and L3 in the Drosophila Visual System Silies
Identification of cells involved in motion vision gain control in Drosophila Silies
Cloning and expression of APP, APLP1, APLP2 using the gateway system Simons
Role of Microglia in myelin turnover? Simons
Design and construction of DNA- vectors for myelinating proteins in the CNS expression using the gateway system Simons
The loss of reelin receptors ApoER2 and Vldlr results in different and individual migration deficits in different cortical areas Staiger
Recovery of Selective Attention at a Behaviorally Relevant Spatiotopic Location after Saccade Treue
Effect of spatial attention on direction change perception in human subjects Treue
How well can we control our own muscles? Investigation of a fundamental question in research on upper-limb myoelectric prostheses Treue
The effects of tACS on bistable perception Wilke
Role of Superior Temporal Gyrus in Metacognition: rTMS Study Wilke
Characterizing individual cells in cortical slices using defined optophysiological stimuli Wolf
Impact of dendritic tree structure on passive properties of neurons Wolf
Characterization of coding properties of interneurons using ChrR2 mediated optogenetic tools Wolf
Decoding single and combined finger movements from macaque motor, premotor, and parietal cortex Wolf