M. Lauterbach | Molekulare Bildgebung


The goal of this lab is to understand the interplay of ultrastructure and function in neurons and glia. To reach this goal, we apply and develop modern optical and electrophysiological techniques, particularly in the field of superresolution microscopy. Using an interdisciplinary approach between physics and neuroscience we bridge the gap between developing new microscopy techniques and directly applying them.

For optical techniques, we are focusing on STED microscopy (Stimulated Emission Depletion microscopy), which is an optical superresolution technique for imaging living and fixed tissue with a resolution beyond the diffraction limit. STED microscopy gives us information about the structure and structural changes. We then combine this information with functional recordings using calcium imaging and electrophysiological techniques.  

In addition, the lab is interested in exploring the questions of structure and function in non-traditional model organisms for the purpose of identifying evolutionarily conserved mechanisms and for experimental advantages. Therefore, our main model organism is the turtle, but we also work with mice.








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Matlab and Data Analysis class


June 15-18


The course will take place on an online platform within the MD/Ph.D. seminars at the Saarland University.

Only a limited number of applicants can participate and all must be registered before the course getting started.

Installment of MATLAB software on your PC is necessary for the course.

For whom doesn't have it, can use the Matlab portal of the UdS:



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