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[Drosophila] Work on sensory processing and integration in Drosophila at the University of Gottingen

Martin Göpfert via dros%40net.bio.net (by mgoepfe from gwdg.de)
Fri Feb 4 04:52:21 EST 2011

We are seeking highly motivated and energetic doctoral and postdoctoral 
fellows to join the research groups of Martin Gopfert (Department of 
Cellular Neurobiology) and Andre Fiala (Department of Molecular 
Neurobiology of Behaviour) at the University of Gottingen, Germany.

Project description:

The project aims to dissect the integration of mechanosensory and 
olfactory information at the neuronal level and the level of behavior in 
/Drosophila/. Neuronal information processing will be analyzed using 
behavioral assays (olfactory associative learning, operant learning) and 
calcium imaging of neuronal activities in the brain (2-Photon 
microscopy). The project will be tightly embedded in into running 
research activities of the Göpfert and Fiala labs and in the newly 
established Collaborative Research Center "Cellular Mechanisms of 
Sensory Processing".


. A master, Diploma, or Ph.D. in the biological life sciences.

. Experience/expertise in /Drosophila/ genetics and live imaging.

. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, display 
excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a desire to work in a 
team on large projects.

Selected Publications:

. Kamikouchi et al., Nature 458, 165-171 (2009).

. Fiala, Curr Opin Neurobiol 17:720-726 (2007).

. Kamikouchi et al., Nature Protoc 5, 1229 - 1235 (2010).

To apply:

Please send your application including a letter describing your goals 
and why this position appeals to you, a CV and two letters of 
recommendation to Prof. Dr. Martin Gopfert (E-mail: mgoepfe from gwdg.de 
<mailto:mgoepfe from gwdg.de>) or Prof. Dr. Andre Fiala (afiala from gwdg.de 
<mailto:afiala from gwdg.de>). Please indicate "dros-ad" in the subject line 
of the e-mail. Closing date is February 20th, 2011.

Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert
Georg-August-University of Goettingen
Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institut
Department of Cellular Neurobiology
Hermann-Rein-Straße 3
D-37075 Goettingen, Germany
mgoepfe from gwdg.de
Office : +49 551 3899 440
FAX : +49 551 3899 439

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