Molecular Basis of Sensory Senses meets Quantum Biology
The PhD students of the GK organized and international Symposium to ask the question wether Quantum effects are in sensory biology.
There wille be talks and workshops from the interdisciplinary field of sensory science.
Tuesday, 06.10.2015; Barcelona, PRBB, Room: Ramon Y Cajal
16:00 – 16:45 Aljoscha Schulze, Barcelona, Spain
17:00 – 17:45 Sylvia Dyballa, Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, 07.10.2015, Barcelona, PRBB, Room: Ramon Y Cajal
10:00 – 11:30 Keynote Lecture: Christoph Lienau, Oldenburg, Germany
12:00 – 12:45 Niek van Hulst, ICFO Barcelona, Spain
14:00 – 14:45 Carles Curutchet, Barcelona, Spain
15:00 – 15:45 Mercedes Alfonso-Prieto, Barcelona, Spain
16:00 – 18:00 Introduction to the workshop: “Quantum effects in sensory biology”
Thursday, 08.10.2015, Barcelona, PRBB, Room: Ramon Y Cajal
10:00 – 10:45 Carles Lalueza-Fox, Barcelona, Spain
11:15 – 13:00 Workshop: “Quantum effects in sensory biology”
In the workshop “Quantum effects in sensory biology”, we will then deal with literature on other biological fields in which quantum effects play a role: Vision, olfaction, avian magnetoreception and cell communication.
14:00 – 18:00 Karl Koch Workshop International Cooperations, Oldenburg, Germany
Friday, 09.10.2015, Terrassa, GBMI
10:00 – 10:45 Pere Garriga, Terrassa, Spain
11:00 – 11:45 Ana Méndez, IDIBELL Barcelona, Spain
12:00 – 13:00 Campus tour
14:00 – 17:00 Poster Session
Migratory birds can use a variety of environmental cues for orientation. A primary calibration between the celestial and magnetic compasses seems to be fundamental prior to a bird’s first autumn migration. Releasing hand-raised or rescued young birds back into the wild might therefore be a problem because they might not have established a functional orientation system during their first calendar year. Here, we test whether hand-raised European robins that did not develop any functional compass before or during their first autumn migration could relearn to orient if they were exposed to natural celestial cues during the subsequent winter and spring. When tested in the geomagnetic field without access to celestial cues, these birds could orient in their species-specific spring migratory direction. In contrast, control birds that were deprived of any natural celestial cues throughout remained unable to orient. Our experiments suggest that European robins are still capable of establishing a functional orientation system after their first autumn. Although the external reference remains speculative, most likely, natural celestial cues enabled our birds to calibrate their magnetic compass. Our data suggest that avian compass systems are more flexible than previously believed and have implications for the release of hand-reared migratory birds.
2nd Career Day in Neuroscience
On June 19th, 2015 the PhD program "Neuriosensory Science and Systems" will organize the 2nd Career Day in Neuroscience. After the great success of our first event in 2013 we would like to give you again the chance to get insights into different career paths of mostly Alumnis, who worked and studied in the field of neuroscience at the University of Oldenburg.
We will provide you with short talks of individual persons working in different fields of neuroscience (Hearing, Engineering, Biochemistry etc.), round table talks where you can have a more detailed exchange with the speakers and a job fair to directly talk to representatives of different companies about their requirements on applicants.
Research Training Group-Symposium on Fluorescence 6/7.10. 2014 at the HWK
Publication of RTG Member Henrik Mouritsen and his Group in Nature:
Study leader Henrik Mouritsen explains how his team showed that man-made electromagnetic noise affects robin orientation.
Speaker of the RTG
Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Raum: W4 1-137
Finance and Administration
Raum W4 1-167
Dr. Petra Hülper
Raum: W4 1-167
Monday 10.00-12.00h and