Neurobiology and Genetics

    Dirk Rieger

    Research Interest

    My main research interrest belongs to the neuronal network of Drosophilas circadian clock.  To investigate this I work with behavior studies, mutant screenings, histology and bioimaging.In my Phd thesis I could  allready work and illuminate parts of the dual oscillator system of Drosophila melanogaster. In future projects I would like to observe the individual neural oscillators of the fruitfly in vivo. This will be done over severeal circadian cycles. Another research focus is understanding the mechanisms that lead to synchronization of the internal clock of Drosophila. Here the focus is on a simulation of natural lighting conditions and their effect on the synchronization of the circadian Clock.

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