Dr Christoph Treiber

Research Interests

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In the Treiber lab we research how our genome generates and maintains the wired- and wireless network in the brain and how genetic differences between individuals contribute to behavioural diversity and individuality. We have pioneered single-cell transcriptomics in the brain of fruit flies and now continue to further develop these game-changing new analyses. We also pair these new techniques with the recently generated complete connetome map of the fly brain and with sophisticated behavioural testing of flies. We are particularly interested in transposons, and their potential for genetic innovation in all living systems. We find that transposons are highly active in brains and we investigate how these genetic elements contribute to complex behaviours, such as the formation, consolidation and retrieval of memories. Please visit our lab to see how you can get involved in our research.

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