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Course BIO-ZOO-11-K-7

Cellular Neurobiology 2 (L, 12.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- L Practical course 12.0 CP 160 h 200 h
(L) 12.0 CP 160 h 200 h


CP, Effort 12.0 CP = 360 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [BIO-ZOO] Zoology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The goal of this course is to introduce research on circuit neurobiology to the students. Students will work in small teams (group size of 2-3 people) and independently conduct a research project. This includes writing of a scientific proposal, perform and analyze scientific experiments and presentation of results in oral and written form (presentation and proposal). Topic: Structure and function of a Drosophila sensory-motor circuit. A variety of methods will be applied to: 1. Analyze and quantify animal behavior. 2. Genetically control and manipulate individual neurons within a circuit using opto- and thermogenetic methods. 3. Relate neuronal morphology to function using immunohistological methods and confocal microscopy.


Will be provided during an orientation meeting.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [BIO-ZOO-11-K-7]

Course-Pool Name
[BIO-VM_MCB-KPOOL-7] Advanced Practical MCB
[BIO-VM_Neuro-KPOOL-7] Advanced Practical Neuro