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Exciting talk by @Pawel_Burkhardt from @MSarsCentre today in our #Gönomix seminar series (Feb 2, 2.15 pm CET). "The ancestry of the synaptic toolkit and appearance of first neurons" Hybrid format. DM me for the Zoom link.

The full version of our desmosomal paper is now out, with all videos, supplements, source data nicely integrated

Talk by Gaspar Jekely
@jekely today at 2:15 p.m. (CET) at Uni Göttingen and online.

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Gaspar Jekely @jekely will be giving this weeks GönomiX talk in Caspari Haus (GZMB) at Uni Göttingen.

Title: Light- and mechanosensory ciliary photoreceptors in the annelid brain and evolution of sensory cell types.

On Thursday 26 Jan at 2:15 p.m. (CET).

The talk will be hybrid. Join us in person or on Zoom using code 962 6989 8358.

Looking forward to having @jekely here!

This whole essay is so damn good that it was hard to pick a pull-quote.

"This is enshittification: surpluses are first directed to users; then, once they're locked in, surpluses go to suppliers; then once they're locked in, the surplus is handed to shareholders and the platform becomes a useless pile of shit."

Exciting symposium to celebrate 10th anniversary of the IGFL

– free registration and programme at

How does the genome orchestrate the development of mulicellular organisms? Which mutations are causing disease?


I'm a scientist at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. To answer such questions we develop tools for #CRISPR genome engineering. Our main system is the fruit fly #Drosophila.

While we mostly focus on inactivating genes, we sometimes also 'tag' genes to make their products visible. Such as in the pic below.

Once in a lifetime - how often did you publish 2 papers in the same journal back to back? I had to grow 50 to do so. Fly sarcomeres go super-resolution: nanobodies + DNA PAINT. Fantastic collaboration with the Jungmann lab in Munich and the Görlich lab in Göttingen. Congrats to @LoreauVincent @FSchueder @PierreMangeol @eunicechyChan @MPI_Biochem @mpi_nat

Hi everyone,
I am Nila. I am a neuroscientist & currently a Postdoc in Rainer Friedrich's lab at FMI. I study the circuit of the olfactory bulb in the adult zebrafish using a connectomic approach. Recently I have been a bit sidetracked by telencephalic temptations...

I am here to keep up to date and exchange with the scientific community. But I love to have my mind blown by anything nature. So, I am hoping to learn many fun facts outside of my horizons (& to see many beautiful images as well).
I am a first-gen academic which has sometimes been a struggle (mostly in my mind). Topics of open access, social mobility & justice are important to me, and I do have to learn a lot there.
Parenting 3 little humans doesn't leave much energy for hobbies but running is my lifeline.

#introduction (2).
I am a neurophysiologist interested in decision-making systems constituted of small number of neurons, whose functional/synaptic properties and individual involvement in genesis of a behavior are identified.

Hopefully, I will be able to share some science soon.

#Aplysia #neuroscience #learning & #memory #epigenetics #plasticity #neuromodulation

Alternatively, if you have experience in electron microscopy or image analysis and are interested in volume EM, you can join our projects either to do EM or work on the data analysis side of volume EM and connectomics projects

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There will be new and openings, if you are interested to work with us, please get in touch. Possible topics include neurobiology, eye , , the behaviour of ciliated etc. You can work on a growing selection of organisms kept in the lab, including Platynereis (still our no. 1), , or join more exotic projects investigating hard-to-culture marine animals including polyclads, hemichordates or amphioxus.

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We am very excited to move to COS and join its vibrant community. We have a shared interest in the study of organismal biology across the boundaries of biological levels of organization.

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We will build up a new department on Evolutionary Neurobiology with a focus on marine larval behaviour, comparative , molecular organismal biology, and related topics.


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I am very happy to announce that our lab will soon move to the University of to join the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)


Great paper by Laura Piovani on high-quality cell atlases of oyster and polyclad flatworm larvae. Interesting new insights into cell-type diversity, young and old cell-types and evolution. Shell gland transcriptomes make oyster larvae look young. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Telford Lab et al. on this project.

Our latest work on cell type diversity in Squid / #Cephalopods
is now out out in eLife:

Cephalopods are a unique group of animals. They
have independently evolved advanced cognitive abilities and strikingly complex brains, in many aspects not unlike mammals.

However still little is known about the organisation of their brains and cell types it contains.

I've just published my first ever blog: "The Tragedy of the Non-Commons"

I wrote it in July, frustrated by a Twitter thread about how the Tragedy of the #Commons continues to be taught at universities. I then left it (it's somewhat experiemental) but with #COP27 and #Twittermigration coinciding this week, I just wanted it to be out there. Would love for it to be shared here on our #digitalcommons and grateful for any comments

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