In 2002, a new Department of Neurobiology was installed on a lab space of about 200 square meters and a functional space of additional 100 square meters in the faculty of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Osnabrück. The research of the new Department focusses on the analysis of mechanisms of neural development and degeneration on the molecular, cellular and systemic level. Techniques include protein chemistry and purification (HPLC), S1 and S2 cell culture (work with Herpes Simplex, Sindbis Virus and Lentivirus), 4D live imaging using a confocal laser scanning microscope (cLSM) setup and 2-photon microscopy (2PM) and breeding, genotyping and characterization of transgenic mouse lines. Teaching involves participation in the Bachelor and Master programmes "Biology of the Cell" and the Bachelor programme "Cognitive Sciences". The Department consists of two research groups (AG Brandt and AG Jeserich).
Dr. Wilfried Hamann