Chronic boosting of early oscillatory activity in neonatal prefrontal cortex leads to premature dendritic growth, as well as impaired gamma activity.
New article in Science Trends about our recent publication about the developing olfactory bulb
We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Ileana Hanganu-Opatz was elected as member of the board of directors of the international brain bee. Brain Bee
Congrats to our former PhD student Joachim Ahlbeck, that won the @SFB_936 PhD paper of the year 2018 award
New paper out in PLOS Biology: Intrinsic & odor-induced olfactory bulb activity controls entorhinal cortex activity during development.
In contrast to other sensory systems, the olfactory system is already fully mature at birth, controlling mother-offspring interactions and neonatal survival.
Transient knock-down of prefrontal DISC1 in immune-challenged mice causes abnormal long-range coupling and cognitive dysfunction throughout development
Perturbation of developmental processes of prefrontal layer II/III pyramidal neurons is sufficient to diminish prefrontal-hippocampal coupling and impairs cognitive performance throughout development.
We a very proud of our college Sebastian Bitzenhofer who got awarded with the PhD price from the Freundes- und Förderkreis des UKE e.V.. Congratulations Sebastian! [link]
Optogenetic approaches offer huge advantages in spatial, temporal and cell-type specific control of neuronal activity
Our new review about the role of prenatal immune and endocrine modulators for brain development is out
Fetal brain development is pivotally dependent on environmental triggers in utero.
Coordinated electrical activity in the olfactory bulb gates the oscillatory entrainment of entorhinal networks in neonatal mice
We show that reciprocal connectivity between OB and LEC is present at neonatal age and a continuous slow respiration-related rhythm and discontinuous theta bursts characterize the activity in the neonatal OB.