News & Updates

Andrea Adden defended her PhD!

After submitting her beautiful thesis in December ('There and back again - The neural basis of migration in the Bogong moth'), and successfully nailing the thesis to the oak door of the Biology department, Andrea finally had to publicly present her results and defend it in an on stage discussion with Roy Ritzmann. The thesis committee consisting of Uwe Homberg, Bente Berg, and Susanne Åkesson decided that this was all quite masterfully done and awared Andrea her PhD. Of course, this was followed by a Vision Group style party with lots of creative performances to remind Andrea of the highlights of the last five years. Somehow lots of that had to do with Star Trek, broken equipment and a little town called Adaminaby.

Our new insect treadmills are ready!

During the first week of September, Hansjürgen Dahmen from the University of Tübingen has constructed and installed two tracking ball systems in our lab. One designed to work with Josiane's intracellular recording setup and one for our new extracellular recording setup (allows natural turning behavior of the bee). Josiane and Hansjürgen worked great together over three days and delivered two perfectly calibrated systems ready for experiments.

Hansjürgen Dahmen, University of Tübingen
Hansjürgen Dahmen, University of Tübingen