This is a joint project with the department of Numerical Analysis and Modelling.
The goal of this joint research project is to gain insight into functional and anatomical properties of neuronal structures (currently in insects and vertebrates). This involves detailed comparisons of brain structures as well as examinations on the level of single neuron cells. We develop algorithms for the construction of geometric models from confocal microscopy image stacks. Based on these models we investigate innovative methods for generating atlases of brain structures, augmenting them with detail and integrating functional data. At the single neuron level, numerical simulations of these models and analysis of signal propagation are targeted at explaining functional roles of specific anatomic features of neurons. Further information is available in the detailed project description.
FU Berlin, Institute of Neurobiology (R. Menzel, R. Brandt, S. Krofczik)
University of Würzburg, Biocenter, Department of Genetics and Neurobiology (M. Heisenberg, K. Rein, A. Jenett, J. Schindelin)
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg (W. Zuschratter, K. Lohmann)
TU Berlin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Neural Information Processing Group (K. Obermayer, M. Scholz)
University of Freiburg, Institute for Biology III (K.-F. Fischbach, R. Hiesinger)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)