Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1993
    Studied biology at the University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • 1993 – 1996
    Doctorate from the University of Oldenburg, neurobiology research group

  • 1996
    Lecturer in the Department of Neurobiology, University of Oldenburg

  • 1997
    Research associate in the Department of Biology, Boston University, USA

  • 1998
    Research associate at John Moran Eye Centre, University of Utah, USA

  • 1999 – 2003
    Research associate in the Department of Neuroanatomy, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

  • 2004 – 2008
    Head of a research group in the Department of Neuroanatomy, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

  • 2007
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the field of neurobiology at the University of Oldenburg

  • 2008
    Second Habilitation in the field of zoology at Mainz University

  • Since 2008
    Heisenberg fellowship

Selected publications

  • Haverkamp, S., Grünert, U., Wässle, H.: The cone pedicle, a complex synapse in the retina. In: Neuron 27, 2000. pp. 85-95.

  • Haverkamp, S. et al.: The primordial, blue cone color system of the mouse retina. In: J Neurosci 25, 2005. pp. 5438-5445.

  • Haverkamp, S. et al.: Synaptic plasticity in CNGA3-/- mice: cone bipolar cells react upon the missing cone input and form ectopic synapses with rods. In: J Neurosci 26, 2006. pp. 5248-5255.

  • Wässle, H.: Cone Contacts, Mosaics and Territories of Bipolar Cells in the Mouse Retina. In: J Neurosci 29, 2009. pp. 106-117.

  • Puller, C.: ZO-1 and the spatial organization of gap junctions and glutamate receptors in the outer plexiform layer of the mammalian retina. In: J Neurosci. 29, 2009. pp. 6266-6275.


Selected projects

  • Transmitter receptor expression in the retina

  • Photoreceptor degeneration and synaptic plasticity phenomena in the outer retina

  • Deciphering retinal circuits (interconnections of bipolar cells)

  • Colour processing with dichromates

  • Motion processing

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