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Manuel Zimmer

One of the prime goals pursued by current neuroscientists is to gain a comprehensive understanding of how networks of neurons operate as a single brain to produce sensations, thoughts, and behaviour. This is a challenging endeavour because of the sheer complexity of mammalian nervous systems. To address this problem, we study at our lab the nematode C. elegans which is equipped with a simple and anatomically well-defined nervous system of just 302 neurons. Specifically, we combine worm genetics, quantitative behavioural assays, novel functional imaging techniques, and theoretical modelling to elucidate the neural circuits that control locomotion and chemosensory behaviours.

Group Members

Mara ANDRIONE
Postdoc
Lukas HILLE
Research Assistant
Harris KAPLAN
PhD Student
Niklas KHOSS
Master Student
Richard LATHAM
Senior Research Assistant
Annika NICHOLS
PhD Student
Anton PARINOV
PhD Student
Ulises REY TORNÉ
Postdoc
Julia RIEDL
Postdoc
Oriana Ylida SALAZAR THULA
PhD Student
Susanne SKORA
PhD Student
Kerem UZEL
PhD Student
Manuel ZIMMER
Group Leader