Welcome in the Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience focuses on neurosensory science and neurodegenerative processes. The main emphasis is laid on hearing and vison, which are studied  along the entire sensory pathways from signal transduction to perception. These issues are adressed at the molecular, cellular, physiological and systems level using biochemical, anatomical and physiological methods, imaging, modelling and behavioral experiments.

Dysfunction in vision and hearing represent the most common sensory impairments with a huge impact on the quality of life. They have also become a central issue in our aging society, as the risk to suffer from a decline in function of these senses considerably increases in the elderly. Comprehensive insights into the basic processes of the sensory perception as well as in the mechanisms leading to derogation of these senses are therefore necessary for the development of new therapeutic approaches and towards healthy aging.





Director of the department

Prof. Dr. Georg Klump

Room W4 0-093
phone +49-(0)441-798-3400
fax +49-(0)441-798-5615



Gabriele Ahrens

Room W4 1-167
phone +49-(0)441-798-3336
fax +49-(0)441-798-193336


Address / contact

Carl von Ossietzky University
Fakulty VI
Department of Neurosciences
26111 Oldenburg



Campus Wechloy

Mathematics and Natural sciences

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26129 Oldenburg
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