The Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology of Behaviour – caesar (MPINB) is a neuroethology institute located in Bonn that studies how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our research spans a large range of scales from the nano-scale imaging of brain circuitry, to large-scale functional imaging of brain circuitry during behavior, to the quantification of natural animal behaviors.
The Research Group Neural Circuits investigates the dynamics of neural circuits underlying behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. For this group we are looking offering a
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist interested in investigating neural circuits underlying behavior in the fruit fly Drosophila using advanced optical imaging and behavior techniques.
Depending on your interests, a range of projects that investigate neural circuits underlying behavior are available, for exa-mple focusing on learning and memory or sleep. Our lab studies the brain of the fruit fly using two-photon calcium imaging and optogenetics in behaving animals. Over the last years, we have developed a number of advanced meth-ods for optical microscopy, imaging and optogenetics, in particular in flies behaving in virtual reality, as well as for the quantification of behavior. These methods can now be applied for elucidating the computations of neural circuits in the brain.
Learn more on our group here: https://mpinb.mpg.de/en/research-groups/groups/neural-circuits/research-focus-seelig-eng.html
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