The Institute

The Zoological Institute consists of the following subdivisions: Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, Cellular Neurobiology , Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology and Cell Physiology. More information about the subdivisions is found on the individual pages.

The institute occupies three buildings: Biozentrum Spielmannstr. 7 (Cellular Neurobiology, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Cell Physiology), Spielmannstr. 8 (Molecular Cell Biology, Cell Physiology) and Mendelssohnstr. 4 (Evolutionary Biology).

Our reseach focusses on:

  • Fundamental processes involved in learning and memory function in the mammalian brain
  • Cell-to-cell contacts
  • Cytoskeletal functions
  • Evolutionary questions as exemplified by amphibia native to Madagascar
  • Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and neuronal regeneration
  • Cell biology of balance, posture and movement control