Prof. Dr. Gerd Technau – Developmental Neurobiology

Research topics:

A major goal in developmental neurobiology is to understand how a large number of different neuronal and glial cell types is generated and assembled into functional circuits. The fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster is one of the favoured model systems used to address this problem. Apart from the availability of sophisticated genetic techniques and the convenient access to online data collections, one major advantage of this model is that analysis can be performed at the level of single, identified cells.