Research in Insect Olfaction - Konstanz

Schematic view of the honeybee Antennal lobe.

(PN: projection neurons,
LIN: local interneurons,
GLO: glomeruli)

We study how odors are coded in the insect brain, using several species (mostly honeybees and fruit flies), and different techniques (mostly optical imaging and behaviour). On this site, you will find an overview about different projects in the lab, and reference material, among which the morphological atlas of the honeybee antennal lobe, the physiological atlas of the honeybee antennal lobe, and the Database of Odorant Responses, collecting odor response profiles for Drosophila olfactory receptors.
We work embedded in a wonderful team of neuroscience research labs at the University of Konstanz. You will find an overview about other groups in Konstanz here:

About this website: About this website: Thanks to Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) for design, Leonardo Pisano (better known as Fibonacci, 1170-1250) for the proportions (unfortunately modified depending on the browser used), Julian Fleming for the original technical realization, and the Junge Akademie for financial support. Later version adapted and programmed by Imken Leibrock. Additional support by Nicole Rogalla, Tobias Müller, Ulrike Bonitz. Apologies to Piet Mondrian: he objected to green being a primary color and excluded it from his own universe, I do use it here..

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