Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research

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Field of Research

  • Neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of neurotransmitter receptors and cytoskeletal proteins
  • Neurotrophic factors and regeneration
  • Neuroinflammatory mechanisms after neurodegeneration
  • Energy metabolism
  • Morpho-functional organization of the basal forebrain
  • Cytochemistry of neurons, glia and extracellular matrix
  • Chronische Wirkung von Alkohol auf Gehirn und Verhalten
  • Glia-neuron-interaction
  • Ion channels, transmitter receptors and-transportes in glia cells
  • Developmental neurobiology of the retina
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  • Histological and cytochemical laboratories
  • (TEM) Electron microscope Zeiss 912 OMEGA
  • Videomicroscopy
  • Brain bank
  • Electrophysiological setups (voltage-clamp, patch-clamp)
  • Image-analysis setups (incl. Fractal Geometry)
  • Fluorimetric setup
  • Confocal microscope
  • Neurochemical and molecular biological laboratories, radiochemical laboratory
  • Cell and tissue culture
  • Phosphor-Imaging-System
  • Quantitative PC assisted image analysis
  • HPLC



letzte Änderung: 26.07.2012


Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research
Arendt, Thomas (Prof. Dr.)
Liebigstraße 19, Haus C
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97-25 720
Fax: +49 341 97-25 729