Henrike Ohm

Influence of glial cells on neuronal signal transduction in Drosophila

Neuronal signal transduction depends on the propagation of action potentials. Therefore, the distribution of voltage gated ion channels along the axons is crucial.
In vertebrate axons the ion channels are clustered at the axon initial segment (AIS) and the nodes of Ranvier with the help of myelinating glial cells. In invertebrates, no myelination occurs and the precise distribution of the channels along the axons is not known. Previous work in the lab showed that the loss of peripheral wrapping glial cells reduces the nerve conduction velocity. Therefore, I want to analyze the distribution pattern of voltage gated ion channels in Drosophila and the role of glial cells in it.

Rafael being pulled to the Badestrasse after the graduation ceremony

Rafael Krämer - first graduated PhD Student from the CRC1348 IRTG

We are happy to announce that in December 2019 Rafael Krämer from the Rumpf lab was graduated as first PhD student from the CRC1348 IRTG. Congratulations Dr. Krämer and well done!

CRC1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

CRC 1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

The CRC has staged a successful and productive annual retreat at the Landesturnschule Oberwerries with lots of mental and some physical exercise. We are due to return fully equipped with sweat pants, trainers and shower gel in 2020!