Prof. Giovanni Galizia

Doktor der Zoologie

Nach dem Studium der Biologie an der Freien Universität Berlin 1993, war er zunächst bis 1995 als Post-doc Fellow am Max-Planck Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen tätig, gefolgt von seiner Arbeit als Post-doctoral Fellow an der Freien Universität Berlin von 1995 bis 1999, wo er in den folgenden Jahren bis 2002 als unabhängiger Forschungsgruppenleiter arbeitete. 2003 bis 2005 wirkte er als Professor für Entomologie an der University of California, Riverside. Seit 2005 ist er Professor der Zoologie und Neurobiologie an der Universität Konstanz sowie Direktor des Zukunftskollegs der Universität.

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Doktor der Zoologie

Position / Tätigkeit:
Prof. für Zoologie und Neurobiologie / Direktor des Zukunftskollegs der Universität Konstanz


Publikationen in Fachjournalen

Strauch M, Müthing C, Broeg MP, Szyszka P, Münch D, Laudes T, Deussen O, Galizia CG, Merhof D (2013)
The looks of an odour - Visualising neural odour response patterns in real time.
BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14(Suppl 19):S6

Stierle JS, Galizia CG, Szyszka P (2013)
Millisecond stimulus onset-asynchrony enhances information about components in an odor mixture.
J Neurosci 33: 6060-6069

Burger H, Ayasse M, Doetterl, Kreissl S, Galizia CG (2013)
Perception of floral volatiles involved in host-plant finding behaviour: comparison of a bee specialist and generalist.
J Comp Physiol 199: 751-761

Beran J, Weiershaeuser A, Galizia CG, Rein J, Smith BH, Strauch M (2013)
On piecewise polynomial regression under general dependence conditions, with an application to calcium-imaging data.
Sankhya B

Kirkerud NH, Wehmann HN, Galizia CG, Gustav D (2013)
APIS?a novel approach for conditioning honey bees.
Front Behav Neurosci / doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00029

Julia Rein, Julie A. Mustard, Martin Strauch, Brian H. Smith, C. Giovanni Galizia: (2013)
Octopamine modulates activity of neural networks in the honey bee antennal lobe,
Journal of Comparative Physiology A, May 2013

Martin Strauch, Julia Rein, Christian Lutz, C. Giovanni Galizia:(2013)
Signal extraction from movies of honeybee brain activity by convex analysis: The ImageBee plugin for KNIME,
extended journal version, BMC Bioinformatics 14: (Suppl 18):S4

Locatelli FF, Villareal F, Mezzinoglu K, Huerta R, Galizia CG, Smith BH (2013)
Nonassociative plasticity alters competitive interactions among mixture components in early olfactory processing.
Europ. J. Neurosci 37: 63-79 doi: 10.1111/ejn.12021. epub 2012

Girardin CC, Kreissl S, Galizia CG (2013)
Inhibitory connections in the honeybee antennal lobe are spatially patchy.
J. Neurophyiol 109:332-343. Epub 2012 Oct. 24.

Münch D, Schmeichel B, Silbering AF, Galizia CG (2013)
Weaker ligands can dominate an odor blend due to syntopic interactions.
Chem Senses. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjs138

Strauch M, Ditzen M, Galizia CG (2012)
Keeping their distance? Odor response patterns along the concentration range.
Front Syst Neurosci 6:71. doi: 10.3389 / fnsys.2012.00071. Epub 2012 Oct 18

Martin Strauch, Marc P. Broeg, Clemens Müthing, Paul Szyszka, Oliver Deussen, C. Giovanni Galizia, Dorit Merhof (2012)
INCIDE the brain of a bee: Visualising honeybee brain activity in real time by semantic segmentation.
Proceedings of BioVis 2012, Seattle (USA)
(download preprint)

Biergans SD, Jones JC, Treiber N, Galizia CG, Szyszka P (2012)
DNA Methylation Mediates the Discriminatory Power of Associative Long-Term Memory in Honeybees.
PLoS ONE 7(6): e39349. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039349. Epub 2012 Jun 18

Strauch M, Galizia CG (2012) B
Fast PCA for processing calcium-imaging data from the brain of Drosophila melanogaster
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2012, 12(Suppl 1):S2, doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-S1-S2

Silbering AF, Bell R, Galizia CG, Benton R (2012)
Calcium Imaging of Odor-evoked Responses in the Drosophila Antennal Lobe.
J Vis Exp 61:pii: 2976. doi: 10.3791/2976 Video

Gallizia CG, Franke T, Menzel R, Sandoz JC (2012)
Optical imaging of concealed brain activity using a gold mirror in honeybees.
J Insect Physiol 58: 743-749

Szyszka P, Stierle JS, Biergans S, Galizia CG (2012)
The Speed of Smell: Odor-Object Segregation within Milliseconds.
PLoS ONE, 7: e36096. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036096. Epub 2012 Apr 27

Strauch M, Rein J, Galizia CG (2012)
Signal extraction from movies of honeybee brain activity by convex analysis.
Proceedings of ICCABS, Las Vegas (USA), IEEE, 2012

Girardin CC, Galizia, CG (2012)
The "Where" and "Who" in Brain Science: Probing Brain Networks with Local Perturbations.
Cogn Comput 4: 63-70

Meyer A, Galizia CG (2012)
Elemental and configural olfactory coding by antennal lobe neurons of the honeybee (Apis mellifera))
J Comp Physiol A 198: 159-171

Proske JH, Wittmann M, Galizia CG (2012)
Olfactory sensor processing in neural networks: lessons from modeling the fruit fly antennal lobe.
Front Neuroeng 5: 2 . doi: 10.3389/fneng.2012.00002. Epub 2012 Feb 8

Strauch M, Galizia CG (2011) A
Fast PCA for Processing Calcium-imaging Data from the Brain of Drosophila Melanogaster.
Proceedings of DTMBIO'11, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0717-8, pp. 3-10, ACM, 2011

Münch D, Galizia CG (2011)
DoOR: The Database of Odorant Responses.
Chemo Sense 13: 2-6

Rath L, Galizia CG, Szyszka P (2011)
Multiple memory traces after associative learning in the honey bee antennal lobe.
Eur J Neurosci 34: 352-360

Galili D, Lüdke A, Galizia CG, Szyszka P, Tanimoto H (2011)
Olfactory trace conditioning in Drosophila.
J. Neuroscience, 31:7240-7248

Szyszka P, Demmler C, Oemisch M, Sommer L, Biergans S, Birnbach B, Silbering AF, Galizia CG (2011)
Mind the gap: olfactory trace conditioning in honeybees.
J Neurosci 31: 7229-7239

Lehmann M, Gustav D, Galizia CG (2011)
The early bee catches the flower - circadian rhythmicity influences learning performance in honey bees, Apis mellifera.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 205-215

Beyeler M, Stefanini F, Proske H, Galizia CG, Chicca E (2010)
Exploring olfactory sensory networks: simulations and hardware emulation.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems 270 - 273

Najar-Rodriguez AJ, Galizia CG, Stierle J, Dorn S (2010)
Behavioral and neurophysiological responses of an insect to changing ratios of constituents in host plant-derived volatile mixtures.
Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 3388-3397

Galizia CG, Münch D, Strauch M, Nissler A, Ma S (2010)
Integrating heterogeneous odor response data into a common response model: A DoOR to the complete olfactome.
Chemical Senses 35: 551-563

Kreissl S, Strasser Chr, Galizia CG (2010)
Allatostatin-immunoreactivity in the honeybee brain.
Journal of Comparative Neurology 518: 1391 - 1417

Galizia CG, Rössler W (2010) (Review)
Parallel Olfactory Systems in Insects: Anatomy and Function.
Annu Rev Entomol. 55:399-420

Guerrieri FJ, Nehring V, Jørgensen CG, Nielsen J, Galizia CG, d'Ettorre P (2009)
Ants recognize foes and not friends
Proc Biol Sci 276: 2461-2468

Silbering AF, Okada R, Ito K, Galizia CG (2008).
Olfactory information processing in the Drosophila antennal lobe: anything goes?
J. Neurosci. 28:13075-13087

Strauch M, Galizia CG (2008)
Registration to a neuroanatomical reference atlas - identifying glomeruli in optical recordings of the honeybee brain.
Lecture Notes in Informatics, P-136, pp 85-95 (2008) 2:3

Szyszka P, Galkin A, Menzel R (2008)
Associative and non-associative plasticity in Kenyon cells of the honeybee mushroom body.
Front. Syst. Neurosci. (2008) 2:3

Piñero J, Galizia CG, Dorn S (2008)
Synergistic behavioural responses of female moths to synthetic host-plant derived mixtures are mirrored by odour-evoked calcium activity in their antennal lobes
J. Ins. Physiol. 54:333-343

Galizia CG, Szyszka P (2008) (Review)
Olfactory coding in the insect brain: molecular receptive ranges, spatial and temporal coding.
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 128:81-92

Silbering A, Galizia CG (2007)
Processing of odor mixtures in the Drosophila antennal lobe reveals both global inhibition and glomerulus specific interactions
J. Neurosci. 44:11966-11977

Galizia CG (2007) (Commentary)
Brainwashing, honeybee style.
Science 317:326-327.

Sachse S, Peele P, Silbering AF, Guhmann M, Galizia CG (2006)
Role of histamine as a putative inhibitory transmitter in the honeybee antennal lobe.
Front Zool. 3:22

Kim YJ, Zitnan D, Galizia CG, Cho KH, Adams ME (2006)
A command chemical triggers an innate behavior by sequential activation of multiple peptidergic ensembles.
Curr Biol. 16:1395-1407

Peele P, Ditzen M, Menzel R, Galizia CG (2006)
Appetitive odor learning does not change olfactory coding in a subpopulation of honeybee antennal lobe neurons.
J Comp Physiol A 192:1083-103

Pelz D, Roeske T, Syed Z, de Bruyne M, Galizia CG (2006)
The molecular receptive range of an olfactory receptor in vivo (Drosophila melanogaster Or22a).
J. Neurobiology 66:1544-1563

Vetter RS, Sage AE, Justus KA, Cardé RT, Galizia CG (2006)
Temporal integrity of an airborne odor stimulus is greatly affected by physical aspects of the odor delivery system
Chem. Senses 31:359-69

Galán RF, Weidert M, Menzel R, Herz AVM, Galizia CG (2006)
Sensory memory for odors is encoded in spontaneous correlated activity between olfactory glomeruli.
Neural Comput. 18:10-25.

Szyszka P, Ditzen M, Galkin A, Galizia CG, Menzel R (2005)
Sparsening and temporal sharpening of olfactory representations in the honeybee mushroom bodies.
J Neurophysiol. 94:3303-3313

Menzel R, Galizia G, Müller D, Szyszka P (2005)
Odor coding in projection neurons of the honeybee brain.
Chem. Senses 30 Suppl. 1:i301-i302

Galizia CG, J Kunze, Gumbert A, Borg-Karlson A-K, Sachse S, Markl Chr, Menzel R (2005)
Relationship of visual and olfactory signal parameters in a food-deceptive flower mimicry system.
Behav. Ecol. 16:159-168

Linster C, Sachse S, Galizia CG (2005)
Computational modeling suggests that response properties rather than spatial position determine connectivity between olfactory glomeruli.
J. Neurophysiol. 93:3410-3417.

Skiri HT, Galizia CG, Mustaparta H (2004)
Representation of primary plant odorants in the antennal lobe of the moth Heliothis virescens using calcium imaging.
Chem. Senses 29:253-267

Galan RF, S Sachse, Galizia CG, Herz AVM (2004)
Odor-driven attractor dynamics in the antennal lobe allow for simple and rapid olfactory pattern classification.
Neural Comp. 16:999-1012

Galizia CG, Kimmerle B (2004)
Physiological and morphological characterization of honeybee olfactory neurons combining electrophysiology, calcium imaging and confocal microscopy.
J.Comp.Physiol.A 190:21-38.
Ditzen M, Evers JF, Galizia CG (2003)
Odor similarity does not influence the time needed for odor processing.
Chem. Senses 28:781-789

Sachse S, Galizia CG (2003)
The coding of odour-intensity in the honeybee antennal lobe: local computation optimizes odour representation.
Europ. J. Neurosci. 18:2119-2139.

Sandoz JC, Galizia CG, Menzel R (2003)
Side-specific olfactory conditioning leads to more specific odor representation between sides but not within sides in the honeybee antennal lobes.
Neuroscience 120:1137-148.

Fiala A, Spall T, Diegelmann S, Eisermann B, Sachse S, Devaud J-M, Buchner E, Galizia CG (2002)
Genetically expressed cameleon in Drosophila melanogaster is used to visualize olfactory information in projection neurons.
Current Biology 12:1877-1884

Malun D, Giurfa M, Galizia CG, Plath N, Brandt R, Gerber B, Eisermann B (2002)
Hydroxyurea-induced partial mushroom body ablation does not affect acquisition and retention of olfactory differential conditioning in honeybees
Jounal of Neurobiology 53:343-360

Sachse S, Galizia CG (2002)
The role of inhibition for temporal and spatial odor representation in olfactory output neurons: a calcium imaging study.
Journal of Neurophysiology 87:1106-1117

Carlsson MA, Galizia CG, Hansson BS (2002)
Spatial representation of odors in the antennal lobe of the moth Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Chemical Senses 27:231-244.

Berg BG, Galizia CG, Brandt R, Mustaparta H (2002)
Digital atlases of the antennal lobe in two species of tobacco budworm moths, the Oriental Helicoverpa assulta (male) and the American Heliothis virescens (male and female).
J. Comp. Neurol. 446:123-134

Laska M, Galizia CG (2001)
Enantioselectivity of odor perception in honeybees.
Behavioral Neuroscience 115:632-639

Galizia CG, Menzel R (2001) (Review)
The role of glomeruli in the neural representation of odors: results from optical recording studies.
Journal of Insect Physiology 47:115-129

Stetter M, Greve H, Galizia CG, Obermayer K (2001)
Analysis of calcium imaging signals from the honeybee brain by nonlinear models.
Neuroimage 13:119-128

Galizia CG, Sachse S, Mustaparta H (2000)
Calcium responses to pheromones and plant odors in the antennal lobe of the male and female moth Heliothis virescens.
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 186:1049-1063

Galizia CG, Menzel R (2000)
(Review) Odor perception in honeybees: coding information in glomerular patterns.
Current Opinion in Neurobiology 10:504-510

Galizia CG, Menzel R (2000).
(commentary) Probing the olfactory code.
Nature Neuroscience 3:853-854

Galizia CG, Küttner A, Joerges J, Menzel R (2000)
Odor representation in honeybee olfactory glomeruli shows slow temporal dynamics: an optical recording study using a voltage sensitive dye.
Journal of Insect Physiology 46:877-886.

Sachse S, Rappert A, Galizia CG (1999)
The spatial representation of chemical structures in the antennal lobe of honeybees: steps towards the olfactory code.
European Journal of Neuroscience 11:3970-3982

Galizia CG, Menzel R, Hölldobler B (1999)
Optical imaging of odour-evoked glomerular activity patterns in the antennal lobes of the ant Camponotus rufipes.
Naturwissenschaften 86:533-537

Laska M, Galizia CG, Giurfa M, Menzel R (1999)
Olfactory discrimination ability and odor structure-activity relationships in honeybees.
Chemical Senses 24(4):429-38

Galizia CG, Sachse S, Rappert A, Menzel R (1999)
The glomerular code for odor representation is species specific in the honeybee Apis mellifera.
Nature Neuroscience 2:473-478

Galizia CG, McIlwrath S, Menzel R (1999)
A digital three-dimensional atlas of the honeybee antennal lobe based on optical sections acquired using confocal microscopy.
Cell Tissue Research 295:383-394.

Galizia CG, Nägler K, Hölldobler B, Menzel R (1998)
Odour coding is bilaterally symmetrical in the antennal lobes of honeybees (Apis mellifera).
European Journal of Neuroscience 10:2964-2974

Galizia CG, Joerges J, Küttner A, Faber T, Menzel R (1997)
A semi-in-vivo preparation for optical recording of the insect brain.
Journal of Neuroscience Methods 76:61-69

Joerges J, Küttner A, Galizia CG, Menzel R (1997)
Representations of odours and odour mixtures visualized in the honeybee brain.
Nature 387:285-288

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