Current funding

Current research is funded by the Universität Konstanz, and by extramural institutions. Grants include:

Ph.D. Scholarship in the "Graduate School Chemical Biology".
Role: Ph.D. Student (Thoma)

Ph.D. Scholarship "Landesgradutiertenförderungsgesetz"
Role: Ph.D. Student (Meyer)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, October 2007 - September 2010
"Charakterisierung der Antwortspektren olfaktorischer Rezeptorneurone bei Drosophila". Study the coding of odors in the receprot neurons of Drosophila melanogaster, using optophysiological and robotic analysis of complete odor-response spectra.
Support for one postdoc (1 year) and one PhD student (2 years).
Role: PI (Galizia; DFG GA524/7-1)

 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, September 2007 - August 2010
"Duftmischung im neuronalen Netzwerk des Antennallobus der Honigbiene", Study the coding of odors in the antennal lobes of Apis mellifera, using electrophysiological, optophysiological and immunohistochemical techniques.
Support for one postdoc and one PhD student.
Role: PI (Galizia; DFG GA524/8-1)

Bundesministerium for Forschung und Technologie, March 2007 - February 2010
Study the coding of odors in the antennal lobes of Apis mellifera, by using an integrated approach of neurophysiology and computational neuroscience. Project in collaboration with the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Support for one postdoc and one PhD student.
Tandem project with the Freie Universität Berlin.
Role: PI (Galizia; BMBF: 01 GQ 0771)

Completed funding (before moving to Universität Konstanz)

Previous research (1999-2006, Berlin and Riverside) was funded by the Volkswagenstiftung (Nachwuchsgruppenprogramm), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the BMBF, and the Human Frontiers Science Program. Additional funding came from the University of California, Riverside, and from the Freie Universität Berlin. Interdisciplinary activities were funded by the Junge Akademie.Individual grants included:

Volkswagenstiftung Nachwuchsgruppe I/75, January 1999 – October 2005
Study the coding of odors in the antennal lobes of Drosophila, by first developing a suitable activity reporter and physiological approach, and then investigate odor-responses at the network level. Independent Research Group Grant (comparable to an Assistant Professorship).
Role: PI (Galizia)

Human Frontiers Science Program, Young Investigators Grant, August 2001 – July 2005
A comprehensive analysis of the olfactory code in honeybees, combining behavioral, physiological and computational approaches to studying the processing of odor mixtures.
Joint research with Prof. Martin Giurfa (Toulouse, France) and Prof. Christiane Linster (Cornell, USA). Initially for 3 years, this grant has been extended for one year to 7/31/2005.
Role: PI (Galizia)

NIH-NIDCD RO1 DC00666O, April 2005 – March 2010
Complete olfactory receptor repertoire of a model animal.
In this study, genetics, optical imaging, robotics and neuroinformatics are combined in the quest of characterizing the olfactory response profiles of ultimately all olfactory sensory neurons in Drosophila. The grant was funded for research at the University of California, Riverside. Given that I already knew that I would be moving back to Germany, the grant could not be realized.
Role: PI (Galizia)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, SFB 515, January 2002 – December 2004
Study the changes in odor representations in the honeybee brain following associative learning, and investigate the role of spatial activity patterns using spatially controlled release of caged substances.
Role: PI (Galizia)

Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie, March 2001 – February 2003
Create a physiological atlas of glomerular response profiles, including automated tools to efficiently process optophysiological data in large screens.
Role: PI (Galizia)