Institute of Biology I
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From Freiburg Hbf (Central station) take tram line 4 (to station: Hauptstraße), local train connections (direction Offenburg) to station Freiburg Herdern (only 1 station) or bus line 27 (to station: Herdern Kirche) and then by foot: 5 minutes
From south (e.g. Basel): Motorway A5 Basel-Karlsruhe; take gateway 62: „Freiburg Mitte” (Center). Take the B31a direction "Freiburg/Donaueschingen". Take B3 (exit "Merzhausen") and turn right onto Stefan-Meier Straße. After the prison turn right onto Tennenbacherstraße and then turn left on Habsburgerstraße. The Hauptsraße is the third turn on the right side.
From north (e.g. Karlsruhe): Motorway A5 Karlsruhe-Basel; take gateway 61: „Freiburg Nord” (North). Take the B294 direction "Freiburg-Nord/Waldkirch/Elztal/Glottertal/Gundelfingen". Follow B294/B3 until you arrive at Habsburgerstraße. Then turn left into the Hauptstraße.
Approx. 1 hour bus ride from the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg or 2 to 3 hours by train or car from Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Zürich airports.
Institute for Physiology
Sensory-controlled, goal-directed motor sequences are crucial for the survival of an animal. We aim at identifying fundamental neural mechanisms that enable an animal to rapidly analyze its sensory environment, to make behavioral decisions and to generate sequences of coordinated motor patterns. We use zebrafish as a neurobiological model for studying how these complex neural processing tasks are implemented in the vertebrate central nervous system. Our tools are multiphoton calcium imaging, single-cell recordings targeted at genetically defined neuronal cell types and analysis of synaptic connectivity from 3D electron microscopy.