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    Neurobiology and Genetics

    Mareike Selcho

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    Neuropeptides represent the largest group of intercellular signalling molecules in animals and play an important role in the modulation of most neuronal and physiological processes. Interestingly, the release of neuropeptides is often rhythmic, potentially coupled to circadian oscillators in the brain. Insect eclosion is a classical example of a peptide-orchestrated and circadian-timed behavior. The aim of my research is the anatomical and functional dissection of peptidergic and circadian networks involved in eclosion gating in Drosophila melanogaster.  

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