In this project we work with Melanopsin
, a photoactive opsin that can be used for optogenetical experiments. This is collaborative work with the Herlitze Lab from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. A first paper got recently accepted in Current Biology which characterizes two different melopsin subtypes. The first version of our modeling work has recently been published on bioRxiv (preprint).
The manuscript is work in progress, I’m very interested in discussing our approach and the manuscript.
Benedikt V. Ehinger¹, Dennis Eickelbeck², Katharina Spoida², Stefan Herlitze², Peter König¹³
¹Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Albrechtstr. 28, 49076 Osnabrück, Germany
²Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology, ND7/31, Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, D-44780 Bochum, Germany
³Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany