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Thomas Euler

Short CV

since 5/2009 CIN-Professor for Ophthalmic Research Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen
2009 Offered a professorship (W3) at the University of Heidelberg
2007 Offered a professorship (W2) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
9/2006 – 4/2009 Research group leader in the Dept. of Biomedical Optics MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg
6/2007 – 4/2009 Member of the IZN (Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences) Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg
3/2004 Teaching certificate ("Lehrzertifikat") Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg
3/2000 – 8/2006 Research fellow Dept. of Biomedical Optics (Prof. W. Denk) MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg
1997 – 2000 Post-doctoral fellow (with Prof. R. H. Masland) 
Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
1993 – 1996 Doctoral thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) in Neuroscience
Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, and MPI for Brain Research, Dept. Neuroanatomy, Frankfurt/M., Germany
1992 – 1993 Diploma work (Dipl.) in Biology
Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, and MPI for Brain Research, Dept. Neuroanatomy, Frankfurt/M., Germany
1988 – 1992 Undergraduate studies in biology 
Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
1986 – 1988 Civil Service 
Nieder-Ramstädter Heime, Darmstadt, Germany 


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Scientifc Interest

  • Functional role of dendritic processing and underlying computational principles/ biophysical mechanisms
  • Development and organization of neuronal microcircuits
  • Processing of visual information in general
  • Functional diversity of interneurons, in particular of retinal amacrine cells



  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • German Neuroscience Society
  • SfN (Society for Neuroscience)
Thomas Euler
Thomas Euler

Research Group

Ophthalmic Research Group

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Institute for Ophthalmic Research

Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Centre for Ophthalmology

Roentgenweg 11
72076 Tuebingen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29 85028
Fax: +49 (0) 7071 29 57 77



Key Publications

  1. Borst A., Euler T. (2011)
    Seeing Things in Motion: Models, Circuits, and Mechanisms.
    Neuron 71(6):974-994
  2. Breuninger T., Puller C., Haverkamp S., Euler T. (2011)
    Chromatic Bipolar Cell Pathways in the Mouse Retina.
    J Neurosci 31(17):6504–6517
  3. Briggman K. L., Euler T. (2011)
    Bulk electroporation and population calcium imaging in the adult mammalian retina.
    J Neurophysiol 105:2601-9
  4. Schubert T., Euler T. (2010)
    Retina Processing: Global Players Like It Local.
    Current Biology 20(11):R486-R488
  5. Margolis D.J., Gartland A.J., Euler T., Detwiler P.B. (2010)
    Dendritic Calcium Signaling in ON and OFF Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells.
    J Neurosci 30:7127-7138 
  6. Schlichtenbrede F.C., Mittmann W., Rensch F., vom Hagen F., Jonas J.B., Euler T. (2009)
    Toxicity Assessment of intravitreal Triamcinolone and Bevacizumab in an retinal explant mouse model using Two-Photon Microscopy.
    Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 50(12):5880-5887
  7. Euler T., Hausselt S.E., Margolis D.J., Breuninger T., Castell X., Detwiler P.B., Denk W. (2009)
    Eyecup scope-optical recordings of light stimulus-evoked fluorescence signals in the retina.
    Pflügers Arch 457:1393-1414.
  8. Margolis, D.J., Newkirk, G., Euler, T., Detwiler, P.B. (2008)
    Functional Stability of Retinal Ganglion Cells after Degeneration-Induced Changes in Synaptic Input. 
    J. Neurosci. 28:6526-36
  9. Hausselt SE, Euler T*, Detwiler PB, Denk W (2007)
    A Dendrite-Autonomous Mechanism for Direction Selectivity in Retinal Starburst Amacrine Cells.
    PLoS Biol 5:e185.
  10. Duebel J, Haverkamp S, Schleich W, Feng G, Augustine GJ, Kuner T, Euler T (2006)
    Two-photon imaging reveals somatodendritic chloride gradient in retinal ON-type bipolar cells expressing the biosensor Clomeleon.
    Neuron 49:81-94.
  11. Oesch N, Euler T, Taylor WR (2005)
    Direction-selective dendritic action potentials in rabbit retina.
    Neuron 47:739-750.
  12. Haverkamp S, Wässle H, Duebel, J., Kuner, T., Augustine, G.J., Feng, G., Euler, T. (2005)
    The primordial, blue cone color system of the mouse retina.
    J. Neurosci. 25:5438-5445.

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