Simone Rey

Preliminary: Myelin-like structures in Drosophila

The development of the nervous system cumulates in the formation of an intricate neuronal network comprising many axons that transmit information. To ensure high speed of action potential transmission, some species have evolved the formation of myelin or myelin-like insulation which increases the membrane resistance and thus promotes faster action potential conductance. Invertebrates such as Drosophila do not contain myelin. However, we show that Drosophila glial cells can indeed form myelin-like structures in the nervous system. This occurs rather late during development. I have developed a tool (APEX2) for cellular and subcellular labelling in electron microscopic images to analyse those multiple glial membrane wraps.

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!