Research Groups

 Presynaptic Plasticity

Prof. Dr. Anna Fejtová


Prof. Dr. Anna Fejtová

Research Group Presynaptic Plasticity
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Brenneckestraße 6
39118 Magdeburg
Phone: +49-391-6263-93271
Fax: +49-391-6263-93319

The group Presynaptic Plasticity is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying plasticity of presynaptic function in healthy brain and in disease.

In brain neurons are interconnected by billions of cell-cell contacts named synapses. The image shows how these synapses decorate dendrites of an excitatory cortical neuron, which was cultured for 21 days in vitro and stained with antibodies against the main constituent of presynaptic active zone Bassoon (green) and against dendritic microtubular protein MAP2 (magenta).