Neuroscience in Denmark

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General information

Name (center, department, group or other)
Bevioural genetics and circuit neuroscience lab, DANDRITE, Aarhus University
Contact name
Anne C. von Philipsborn
Contact email
Contact title
Group leader, Associate Professor
20. July 2015

Brief description of research activities

Behavioral genetics and circuit neuroscience
Our lab is interested on how the nervous system generates and controls behaviour, at the level of genes, molecules, neurons and circuits. We use the fruitfly Drosophila, which has a small brain, but complex behaviour. Future work will include projects using Drosophila as a model system for understanding molecular and cellular aspects of neurodegenerative diseases.

Drosophila melanogaster, Optogenetics, Behavioural genetics, Neuronal circuit analysis.

Research tools and techniques

Drosophila genetics and transgenesis
Drosophila behavioural assays
Neuronal circuit analysis
Confocal microscopy

Scientific Personnel

No of Associate Professors/Postdocs: 0
No of PhD students: 2
Other: 2

Key references from within the last 5 years

A.C. von Philipsborn1,2, S. Jörchel1, L. Tirian, E. Demir, T. Morita, D. L. Stern, B. J. Dickson2; Cellular and Behavioral Functions of fruitless Isoforms in Drosophila Courtship. Current Biology 2014, 24 (3): 242-251. (1shared first authorship, 2shared corresponding authorship)

A.C. von Philipsborn, T. Liu, J.Y. Yu, C. Masser, S.S. Bidaye and B.J. Dickson; Neuronal control of Drosophila courtship song. Neuron 2011, 69(3): 509-522.

Scherfigsvej 7
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel. +45 39 12 80 00
CVR-nr. 11 81 49 13
Nils Axelsen Ralf Hemmingsen Lauritz Holm-Nielsen Ralf Hemmingsen Jens Oddershede Jens Frederik Rehfeld Anders Bjørklund