dirk5               PD Dr. Dirk Jancke

              Institut für Neuroinformatik NB 2/27
             Ruhr-University Bochum
             44780 Bochum
             Germany
 
 
 

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Optical Imaging Lab

             phone: +49 (0)234-32-2949-0/1 Lab
                           +49 (0)234-32-27845   Office

              email:   dirk.jancke@rub.de

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Propagating waves of neural activity
(Nature - movie)
 
Cortical interactions
(F1000 Research - movie)

Google scholar

(see also our contribution in Scholarpedia)

Research:

Our research focuses on information processing in the cortex. We investigate how manifold parameters given in the outer world interact internally in real-time across neuronal populations using voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDI). VSDI marks a significant step forward in the continuing scientific effort to decipher the brain’s neural code and computational strategies – the functional mapping of the widespread actions of thousands of neurones in the brain.

  

            (SFB Brain-Cafe)

  
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Projects:             dfg          

Stability and Plasticity
in Early Visual Cortex


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German-Israeli Cooperation:
Decoding Visual Content and Perception
"Bringing Light into the Brain"

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PhD positions:


German-Israeli Project (DIP) - Visual cortical processing, optogenetics, multimodal network activation - Position filled
International Graduate School
Research School RUB
SPP1665
- Serotonergic effects on cortical processing - combining VSD Imaging and Optogenetics - Position filled

Interest and strong background in mathematics/physics, programming, and some experience in in vivo electrophysiology are required


      Optical Imaging Lab   pinwheel            


Lab Members:
 
 

Sascha Rekauzke (PhD-Stud)

    Vladislav Kozyrev (Postdoc)
    Nora Nortmann (PhD-
Stud, Univ. Osnabrück)
Robert Staadt (Bachelor)
Andre Mettke (PhD-Stud)
Gert Dehnen (Dipl-Stud)
 




  


Alumni:

Jennifer Meyer
Alexandra Nagetusch
Markus Swierczek
Jan Habijan

Anna Palagina

Valentin Markounikau

Markus Rothermel

Agnieszka Grabska-Barwinska

Selim Onat

Benedict Ng

         
Nature Neuroscience Reviews - May 2004 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung - 03.04.2004 Bernstein Newsletter - Oktober 2009 (movie) 
Bernstein Newsletter - December 2010
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       PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Publications
Book Chapter
Conference Abstracts
Talks
Organized Symposia


 

Member of the Studies Commission and the Executive Board (Advisory) of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience



Collaborations at Ruhr-University

Gregor Schöner, Dept. Neuroinformatics, Bochum, Germany (theories of dynamic neural network interactions)

Christian Igel, Dept. Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (evolving neural network dynamics)
Ulf Eysel, Dept. Neurophysiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (cortical reorganization after retinal lesions)

Onur Güntürkün,  Dept. Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (working memory)
Hubert Dinse, Dept. Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (cortical plasticity)

Hanns Hatt,
Dept. Cellphysiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (olfactory function)
Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Dept. Neurobiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (mechanisms of direction selectivity)
Uwe an der Heiden, Mathematik und Theorie komplexer Systeme, Universität Witten/Herdecke
Ulrich Pardey, Institut für Philosophie, Logik und Sprachphilosophie
Stefan Herlitze, Dept. General Zoology and Neurobiology,
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (optogenetics, SPP-1665)

National & International Collaborations

Amiram Grinvald, Weizmann Institute, Israel (cortical correlates of visual perception, natural scenes, SPP-1665)
Peter Köni
g, Selim Onat, Dept. Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany (natural scenes)
Dahlia Sharon, Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, USA (spatio-temporal cortical dynamics)
Frédéric Chavane, C.N.R.S., Marseille, France (function of long-range horizontal cortical connections)
Siegrid Löwel,  Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology,  Magdeburg, Germany  (visual development and plasticity)
Thomas Wennekers,  Andrew  Symes, Centre  for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, Plymouth, UK (modelling large scale dynamics in V1)
Yves Frégnac, C.N.R.S., Gif-sur-Yvette, France (visual motion)
Wolfram Erlhagen, Guimarães, Portugal (modeling visual motion)
Howard Hock, Dept. of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, USA (psychophysics of motion)
Shimon Ullman, Dept. of Computer Science & Applied Mathematics,
Weizmann Institut, Israel
John-Dylan Haynes, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Bernsstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (DIP)
Hamutal Slovin, Imaging & Miscroscopy Research, Bar-Ilan University, Israel (DIP)

Grant support
We acknowledge support from the BMBF (Juniorprofessorship, Bernstein Group for Computational Neuroscience Bochum),
International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) Bochum, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SFB-874, RUB
German-Israeli Project-Cooperation (DIP, Internationales Büro BMBF and DFG, JA 945/3-1), DFG SPP-1665 (JA 945/4-1)