Scientists at the University of Tübingen study the differential distribution of photoreceptors in the retina of mice
News - A collection of news from our laboratory.
Marion publishes her study on improving optogenetic vision
Congratulations to Marion!
Her study on improving optogenetic vision has been published today by PLOS ONE. In this paper, we show how the properties of channelrhodopsin can be adjusted so that optogenetic vision can be feasible over a 100-fold bigger brightness range than with current approaches.
See also: Press release of the University
Katja wins the Lush Prize
Congratulations to Katja! Today, she has been given the Lush Prize 2013 in the category "Young Researcher". The Lush Prize honors new developments in the replacement of animal experiments. katja won the prize for establishing in vitro experiments with human retina. The Lush prize comes with a £12.500 bursary.
Nadine is back!
One day it had to happen...
Biwei is starting her lab rotation
Welcome to Biwei Huang, Masters Student in the Graduate School for Neural Information Processing in Tübingen.
Boris publishes his behavioral vision test in "Behavioral Neuroscience"
We have also been visited by Monika Seynsche from Deutschlandfunk, who has produced a radio report about the work:
Welcome to Tamara Simonyan and Dana Cobb
May we present... Dr. Alexandra Tikidji-Hamburyan
Anahit wins Poster Price
Natalia, Katja, and Hartwig also participated in the Camp, that brought together well over 100 young vision scientists from all over Europe.
Janet is joining for a lab rotation
Janet Giehl, Masters student at the Neuroscience Graduate School, joined our lab for a lab rotation. Welcome!
Katja recieves ProRetina PhD Fellowship
Congratulations! Katja won a PhD Fellowship from the Pro-Retina Foundation for her project to investigate visual processing of the human retina in vitro.
The Pro Retina Foundation is a patient-led organization devoted to finding cures for degenerative eye diseases.
Britni publishes a Neuron paper
Congratulations to Britni Crocker! Her excellent work during her lab rotation has made it into a publication in Neuron. Today, Neuron published our work that we have performed in collaboration with Frank W. Pfrieger from the Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (INCI) at the University of Strasbourg.
Marion joins the lab as a Master's Student
We are moving...
Farewell to Nadine
Welcome to Elisabeth Gustafsson
Congratulations to Alexandra!
Alexandra's abstract has been accepted at this years ARVO meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. In addition to being invited to give a talk about her work, Alexandra has also received a travel grant.
Jennifer joins the lab for a lab rotation
Jennifer Rubel, Masters student at the Neuroscience Graduate School, joined our lab for a lab rotation. She will stay until the beginning of April.
Paper published together with Gáspár Jékely
Welcome to Natalia Swietek and Jad Saab!
Welcome to Katja Reinhard!
Katja Reinhard started today in our lab to work towards her PhD. Welcome!
Natalia receives a PhD Stipend of the Pro-Retina Foundation
Congratulations! Natalia Swietek has received a PhD stipend of the Pro-Retina Foundation, which enables her to commence her PhD work in our lab starting this fall.
Girls day 2011
18 girls, from 7th to 12th grade, from schools in and around Tübingen, visited our lab today during the Girls' Day 2011. They learned about the tricks of the trade when doing behavioral experiments to asses the quality of vision.
Hartwig and Alexandra accepted for Spring and Summer Schools
Congratulations to Hartwig and Alexandra!
Hartwig was accepted for the "Paris School of Neuroscience - Spring School 2011" on Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience from April 12 - April 20.
Alexandra was accepted to the "Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course 2011" from June 13 - June 30.
Radio Broadcast on SWR4
The German Research Council today announced their decision on the first round of the next Excellence Initiative. The local Tübingen radio station, SWR4, took this as an opportunity to make a program about the CIN, with information about our lab's work. There is also an interview with the CIN's speaker, Peter Thier (starting at 3:56 in the audio file).
Alexandra receives a CNV Stipend
Congratulations! Alexandra Tikidji-Hamburyan has received a stipend of the Christiane-Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience