Dr. Silke Sachse

   Research Group Olfactory Coding
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1405Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1402Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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My main research goal is to decipher how neural circuits organize olfactory inputs to control behavior in insects with the emphasis on Drosophila melanogaster. I am heading the independent Research Group Olfactory Coding which is hosted by the Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology. In the last years we have identified crucial coding and processing mechanisms that enable an animal to decode and categorize the vast array of odors and to accomplish odor-guided decisions. We are currently interested in whether the olfactory circuitry can be modulated by the internal state of the animal, previous experience and/or associative learning.
last updated on 2019-12-06