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 Neurochemistry & Molecular Biology

Prof. Dr. Eckart D. Gundelfinger

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Prof. Dr. Eckart D. Gundelfinger

Department Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Brenneckestraße 6
39118 Magdeburg
Germany
Phone: +49-391-6263-92421, 93311
Fax: +49-391-6263-93319
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Maren Bartsch

Administration
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Brenneckestraße 6
39118 Magdeburg
Germany
Phone: +49-391-6263-93311, 91291
Fax: +49-391-6263-93319
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The research in the department focuses on chemical synapses, specialized cell-cell contacts for the communication between nerve cells. These synapses display remarkable dynamics and plasticity that constitute the basis for major brain functions including learning and memory. Various neurological and mental disorders including epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism, mental retardation and others are either causally or symptomatically associated with synaptic dysfunctions. Research projects are interconnected with other departments and research groups of the LIN and deal with molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and plasticity, the molecular organization and the developmental assembly of brain synapses and pathological aberrations of these processes. The department hosts three independent research groups that focus their interest on different aspects of synaptic function. In addition, several collaborative projects are pursued.

 

AG chemische synapse AG Perisynaptic ECM AG Functional Genetics of the Synapse

 

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