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