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Department of Pathophysiology of Glia

Research Group of Prof. Dr. Andreas Reichenbach in Leipzig, Germany.


  • Confocal and 2-photon-microscopy
  • Patch-clamp, cell and organotypic cultures
  • Life imaging incl. Ca2+ imaging, immunocytochemistry


Cooperation 1:
Vijay Sarthy, University of Chicago

Cooperation 2:
William Brunken, SUNY

Cooperation 3:
Milos Pekny, Gothenburg University

Cooperation 4:
Serguei Skatchkov, Universidad Central des Caribe (PR)

Cooperation 5:
Jochen Guck, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reichenbach

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Department of Pathophysiology of Glia
Paul Flechsig Institute of Brain Research
Universität Leipzig 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reichenbach
Jahnallee 59
D-04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341-9725731
Fax: +49 341-9725739


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Current Research Projects

Project 1:
Retinal synapses and Müller cells

Project 2:
Identification and functional characterization of molecular mediators of K+ channel expression in retinal glial cells

Project 3:
Expression, function, and interaction of various nucleotide receptor subtypes on glial cells and neurons of the retina

Project 4:
Müller (glial) cells as indicators of - and possible players in - myopia

Project 5:
The retina of weakly electrical fish - a highly specialized sensory organ with unknown functional principles. 1: Features of the retinal 'hardware' of the elephant-nosed fish

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