In the Malkemper-Lab we are interested in  the cellular and molecular mechanisms for animal magnetosensation and the neural circuits processing magnetic information. Many animals possess the ability to perceive the Earth's magnetic field, but it remains unknown how the magnetic sense works. We focus on the magnetic sense in mammals and use African mole-rats as a model system. To study their magnetic sense we employ a wide array of behavioural, histological, electrophysiological, and molecular techniques.

 

We study the neural circuits of magnetic orientation in mammals

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The lab is looking for a highly motivated master candidate interested in behavioural neuroscience. For more information click here.

 

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We have open positions for PostDocs, PhD students, Research Assistants, Bachelor and Master candidates. Please contact us via email, sending your CV including a short summary of your previous research experience.

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Our recent data strongly supports the hypothesis that the mole-rat magnetoreceptors are located in their minute eyes:

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsif.2020.0513