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Prof. Dr. Bertram Gerber


Genetik von Lernen und Gedächtnis

Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie
Brenneckestr. 6
39118 Magdeburg
Telefon: +49 391 6263 92261
ORCID: 0000-0003-3003-0051

  • Publikationen


    König C, Gerber B. 2022. Age-related decrease in appetitive associative memory in fruit flies. Journal of Experimental Biology. 225(21):Article jeb244915.

    Thoener J, Weiglein A, Gerber B, Schleyer M. 2022. Optogenetically induced reward and 'frustration' memory in larval Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology. 225(16):Article jeb244565.

    Kobler O, Weiglein A, Hartung K, Chen Y-C, Gerber B, Thomas U. 2021. A quick and versatile protocol for the 3D visualization of transgene expression across the whole body of larval Drosophila. Journal of Neurogenetics. 35(3):306-319.

    Weiglein A, Thoener J, Feldbruegge I, Warzog L, Mancini N, Schleyer M, Gerber B. 2021. Aversive teaching signals from individual dopamine neurons in larval Drosophila show qualitative differences in their temporal 'fingerprint'. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 529(7):1553-1570.

    Michels B, Franke K, Weiglein A, Sultani H, Gerber B, Wessjohann LA. 2020. Rewarding compounds identified from the medicinal plant Rhodiola rosea. Journal of Experimental Biology. 223(16):Article jeb223982.

    Schleyer M, Weiglein A, Thoener J, Strauch M, Hartenstein V, Kantar Weigelt M, Schuller S, Saumweber T, Eichler K, Rohwedder A, et al. 2020. Identification of dopaminergic neurons that can both establish associative memory and acutely terminate its behavioral expression. Journal of Neuroscience. 40(31):5990-6006.

    Gerber B, King EG, Sitaraman D. 2020. A biographical sketch of Troy D. Zars (1967-2018). Journal of Neurogenetics. 34(1):2-4.

    Gerber B, King EG, Schulz D, Tanimoto H, Waddell S, Wu C-F. 2020. Future perspectives of neurogenetics - in honor of Troy D. Zars (1967-2018). Journal of Neurogenetics. 34(1):1.

    Eschbach C, Fushiki A, Winding M, Schneider-Mizell CM, Shao M, Arruda R, Eichler K, Valdes-Aleman J, Ohyama T, Thum AS, et al. 2020. Recurrent architecture for adaptive regulation of learning in the insect brain. Nature Neuroscience. 23(4):544-555.

    Toshima N, Kantar Weigelt M, Weiglein A, Boetzl FA, Gerber B. 2019. An amino-acid mixture can be both rewarding and punishing to larval Drosophila melanogaster.Journal of Experimental Biology. 222(Pt 23):Article jeb.209486.

    Mancini N, Hranova S, Weber J, Weiglein A, Schleyer M, Weber D, Thum AS, Gerber B. 2019. Reversal learning in drosophila larvae. Learning and Memory. 26(11):424-435.

    Blanco-Redondo B, Nuwal N, Kneitz S, Nuwal T, Halder P, Liu Y, Ehmann N, Scholz N, Mayer A, Kleber J, et al. 2019. Implications of the Sap47 null mutation for synapsin phosphorylation, longevity, climbing proficiency and behavioural plasticity in adult Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222(19):Article jeb203505.

    König C, Khalili A, Niewalda T, Gao S, Gerber B. 2019. An optogenetic analogue of second-order reinforcement in Drosophila. Biology Letters. 15(7):Article 20190084.

    Coors A, Brosch M, Kahl E, Khalil R, Michels B, Laub A, Franke K, Gerber B, Fendt M. 2019. Rhodiola rosea root extract has antipsychotic-like effects in rodent models of sensorimotor gating. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 235:320-328.

    Weiglein A, Gerstner F, Mancini N, Schleyer M, Gerber B. 2019. One-trial learning in larval Drosophila. Learning and Memory. 26(4):109-120.

    Gerber B, König C, Fendt M, Andreatta M, Romanos M, Pauli P, Yarali A. 2019. Timing-dependent valence reversal: a principle of reinforcement processing and its possible implications. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 26:114-120.

    Thum AS, Gerber B. 2019. Connectomics and function of a memory network: the mushroom body of larval Drosophila. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 54:146-154.

    Michels B, Zwaka H, Bartels R, Lushchak O, Franke K, Endres T, Fendt M, Song I, Bakr M, Budragchaa T, et al. 2018. Memory enhancement by ferulic acid ester across species. Science advances. 4(10):Article eaat6994.

    Schleyer M, Fendt M, Schuller S, Gerber B. 2018. Associative learning of stimuli paired and unpaired with reinforcement: Evaluating evidence from maggots, flies, bees, and rats. Frontiers in Psychology. 9(AUG):Article 1494.

    König C, Khalili A, Ganesan M, Nishu AP, Garza AP, Niewalda T, Gerber B, Aso Y, Yarali A. 2018. Reinforcement signaling of punishment versus relief in fruit flies. Learning and Memory. 25(6):247-257.

    Saumweber T, Rohwedder A, Schleyer M, Eichler K, Chen Y-C, Aso Y, Cardona A, Eschbach C, Kobler O, Voigt A, et al. 2018. Functional architecture of reward learning in mushroom body extrinsic neurons of larval Drosophila. Nature Communications. 9(1):Article 1104.

    Chen YC, Mishra D, Gläß S, Gerber B. 2017. Behavioral evidence for enhanced processing of the minor component of binary odor mixtures in larval Drosophila. Frontiers in Psychology. 8(NOV):Article 1923.

    Eichler K, Li F, Litwin-Kumar A, Park Y, Andrade I, Schneider-Mizell CM, Saumweber T, Huser A, Eschbach C, Gerber B, et al. 2017. The complete connectome of a learning and memory centre in an insect brain. Nature. 548(7666):175-182.

    Almeida-Carvalho MJ, Berh D, Braun A, Chen YC, Eichler K, Eschbach C, Fritsch PMJ, Gerber B, Hoyer N, Jiang X, et al. 2017. The Ol1mpiad: Concordance of behavioural faculties of stage 1 and stage 3 Drosophila larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220(Pt 13):2452-2475.

    Michels B, Saumweber T, Biernacki R, Thum J, Glasgow RDV, Schleyer M, Chen YC, Eschbach C, Stocker RF, Toshima N, et al. 2017. Pavlovian conditioning of larval Drosophila: An illustrated, multilingual, hands-on manual for odor-taste associative learning in maggots. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 11:Article 45.

    Kudow N, Miura D, Schleyer M, Toshima N, Gerber B, Tanimura T. 2017. Preference for and learning of amino acids in larval Drosophila. Biology Open. 6(3):365-369.

    Gerber B, Aso Y. 2017. Localization, diversity and behavioral expression of associative engrams in Drosophila. Menzel R, editor. In Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference. 2 ed. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 463-473.

    Croset V, Schleyer M, Arguello JR, Gerber B, Benton R. 2016. A molecular and neuronal basis for amino acid sensing in the Drosophila larva. Scientific Reports. 6:art. no. 34871.

    Rohwedder A, Wenz NL, Stehle B, Huser A, Yamagata N, Zlatic M, Truman JW, Tanimoto H, Saumweber T, Gerber B, et al. 2016. Four Individually Identified Paired Dopamine Neurons Signal Reward in Larval Drosophila. Current Biology. 26(5):661-669.

    Kleber J, Chen YC, Michels B, Saumweber T, Schleyer M, Kähne T, Buchner E, Gerber B. 2016. Synapsin is required to "boost" memory strength for highly salient events. Learning and Memory. 23(1):9-20.

    Niewalda T, Michels B, Jungnickel R, Diegelmann S, Kleber J, Kähne T, Gerber B. 2015. Synapsin determines memory strength after punishment- and relief-learning. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(19):7487-7502.

    Schleyer M, Reid SF, Pamir E, Saumweber T, Paisios E, Davies A, Gerber B, Louis M. 2015. The impact of odor-reward memory on chemotaxis in larval Drosophila. Learning and Memory. 22(5):267-277.

    Schleyer M, Miura D, Tanimura T, Gerber B. 2015. Learning the specific quality of taste reinforcement in larval Drosophila. eLife. 2015(4).

    Saumweber T, Cano C, Klessen J, Eichler K, Fendt M, Gerber B. 2014. Immediate and punitive impact of mechanosensory disturbance on olfactory behaviour of larval Drosophila. Biology Open. 3(10):1005-1010.

    Chen YC, Gerber B. 2014. Generalization and discrimination tasks yield concordant measures of perceived distance between odours and their binary mixtures in larval Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217(12):2071-2077.

    Niewalda T, Jeske I, Michels B, Gerber B. 2014. 'Peer pressure' in larval Drosophila?. Biology Open. 3(7):575-582.

    Gerber B, Yarali A, Diegelmann S, Wotjak CT, Pauli P, Fendt M. 2014. Pain-relief learning in flies, rats, and man: Basic research and applied perspectives. Learning and Memory. 21(4):232-252.

    König C, Schleyer M, Leibiger J, El-Keredy A, Gerber B. 2014. Bitter-sweet processing in larval Drosophila. Chemical Senses. 39(6):Article bju016.

    Sadanandappa MK, Redondo BB, Michels B, Rodrigues V, Gerber B, VijayRaghavan K, Buchner E, Ramaswami M. 2013. Synapsin function in GABA-ergic interneurons is required for short-term olfactory habituation. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(42):16576-16585.

    Diegelmann S, Preuschoff S, Appel M, Niewalda T, Gerber B, Yarali A. 2013. Memory decay and susceptibility to amnesia dissociate punishment- from relief-learning. Biology Letters. 9(4):Article 20121171.

    Mishra D, Chen YC, Yarali A, Oguz T, Gerber B. 2013. Olfactory memories are intensity specific in larval Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216(9):1552-1560.

    Diegelmann S, Klagges B, Michels B, Schleyer M, Gerber B. 2013. Maggot learning and synapsin function. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216(6):939-951.

    Gerber B, Biernacki R, Thum J. 2013. Odor-taste learning Assays in Drosophila larvae. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. 2013(3):213-223.

    Schleyer M, Diegelmann S, Michels B, Saumweber T, Gerber B. 2013. 'Decision Making' in larval Drosophila. In Invertebrate learning and memory: Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience. Pages 41-55: Elsevier. pp. 41-55. (Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience).

    Gerber B. 2012. Neurobiologie der Freiheit?. Neuroforum. 18(4):302-303.

    Andreatta M, Fendt M, Mühlberger A, Wieser MJ, Imobersteg S, Yarali A, Gerber B, Pauli P. 2012. Onset and offset of aversive events establish distinct memories requiring fear and reward networks. Learning and Memory. 19(11):518-526.

    El-Keredy A, Schleyer M, König C, Ekim A, Gerber B. 2012. Behavioural analyses of quinine processing in choice, feeding and learning of larval Drosophila. PLoS ONE. 7(7):e40525.

    Gerber B. 2012. Is there a neurobiology of the free will? Can neurobiology help to resolve the age-old discussions about freedom, cause and chance?. EMBO Reports. 13(1):17-19.

    Eschbach C, Cano C, Haberkern H, Schraut K, Guan C, Triphan T, Gerber B. 2011. Associative learning between odorants and mechanosensory punishment in larval Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214(Pt 23):3897-3905.

    Schleyer M, Saumweber T, Nahrendorf W, Fischer B, von Alpen D, Pauls D, Thum A, Gerber B. 2011. A behavior-based circuit model of how outcome expectations organize learned behavior in larval Drosophila.Learning and Memory. 18(10):639-653.

    Niewalda T, Völler T, Eschbach C, Ehmer J, Chou WC, Timme M, Fiala A, Gerber B. 2011. A combined perceptual, Physico-Chemical, and imaging approach to 'Odour-Distances' suggests a categorizing function of the Drosophila antennal lobe. PLoS ONE. 6(9):e24300.

    Eschbach C, Vogt K, Schmuker M, Gerber B. 2011. The similarity between odors and their binary mixtures in Drosophila.Chemical Senses. 36(7):613-621.

    Michels B, Chen YC, Saumweber T, Mishra D, Tanimoto H, Schmid B, Engmann O, Gerber B. 2011. Cellular site and molecular mode of synapsin action in associative learning.Learning and Memory. 18(5):332-344.

    Saumweber T, Weyhersmüller A, Hallermann S, Diegelmann S, Michels B, Bucher D, Funk N, Reisch D, Krohne G, Wegener S, et al. 2011. Behavioral and synaptic plasticity are impaired upon lack of the synaptic protein SAP47. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(9):3508-3518.

    Chen YC, Mishra D, Schmitt L, Schmuker M, Gerber B. 2011. A behavioral odor similarity "space" in larval Drosophila. Chemical Senses. 36(3):237-249.

    Saumweber T, Husse J, Gerber B. 2011. Innate attractiveness and associative learnability of odors can be dissociated in larval Drosophila. Chemical Senses. 36(3):223-235.

    Yarali A, Gerber B. 2010. A neurogenetic dissociation between punishment-, reward, and relief-learning in Drosophila. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 4(DEC):Article 189.

    Mishra D, Louis M, Gerber B. 2010. Adaptive adjustment of the generalization-discrimination balance in larval Drosophila. Journal of Neurogenetics. 24(3):168-175.

    Andreatta M, Mühlberger A, Yarali A, Gerber B, Pauli P. 2010. A rift between implicit and explicit conditioned valence in human pain relief learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277(1692):2411-2416.

    Knapek S, Gerber B, Tanimoto H. 2010. Synapsin is selectively required for anesthesia-sensitive memory. Learning and Memory. 17(2):76-79.

    Yarali A, Ehser S, Hapil FZ, Huang J, Gerber B. 2009. Odour intensity learning in fruit flies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276(1672):3413-3420.

    Yarali A, Krischke M, Michels B, Saumweber T, Mueller MJ, Gerber B. 2009. Genetic distortion of the balance between punishment and relief learning in Drosophila. Journal of Neurogenetics. 23(1-2):235-247.

    Gerber B, Stocker RF, Tanimura T, Thum AS. 2009. Smelling, tasting, learning: Drosophila as a study case. In Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation. pp. 139-185. (Results and problems in cell differentiation).

    Yarali A, Niewalda T, Chen YC, Tanimoto H, Duerrnagel S, Gerber B. 2008. 'Pain relief' learning in fruit flies. Animal Behaviour. 76(4):1173-1185.

    Niewalda T, Singhal N, Fiala A, Saumweber T, Wegener S, Gerber B. 2008. Salt processing in larval Drosophila: Choice, feeding, and learning shift from appetitive to aversive in a concentration-dependent way. Chemical Senses. 33(8):685-692.

    Yarali A, Mayerle M, Nawroth C, Gerber B. 2008. No evidence for visual context-dependency of olfactory learning in Drosophila. Die Naturwissenschaften. 95(8):767-774.

    Schipanski A, Yarali A, Niewalda T, Gerber B. 2008. Behavioral analyses of sugar processing in choice, feeding, and learning in larval drosophila. Chemical Senses. 33(6):563-573.

    Gerber B, Heisenberg M. 2008. Behavioral analysis of learning and memory in Drosophila. Byrne JH, Menzel R, editors. In Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference: Vol. 1 Learning Theory and Behavior. Elsevier. pp. 549-559.

    Gerber B, Biernacki R, Thum J. 2008. Duftlernen bei Larven der Taufliege Drosophila. Unterricht Biologie. (337/338):90-91.

    Gerber B. 2007. Franz Wuketits: Der freie Wille. Die Evolution einer Illusion.Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau. 60(9):495 - 496.

    Gerber B, Wegener S, Hendel T. 2007. Riechen, Schmecken, Lernen: Verhaltensneurogenetik der Drosophila-Larve. Neuroforum. 13(3):80-92.

    Kaun KR, Hendel T, Gerber B, Sokolowski MB. 2007. Natural variation in Drosophila larval reward learning and memory due to a cGMP-dependent protein kinase.Learning and Memory. 14(5):342-349.

    Gerber B, Stocker RF. 2007. The Drosophila larva as a model for studying chemosensation and chemosensory learning: A review. Chemical Senses. 32(1):65-89.

    Gerber B, Hendel T. 2006. Outcome expectations drive learned behaviour in larval Drosophila. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 273(1604):2965-2968.

    Gerber B, Schroll C, Riemensperger T, Buchner D, Ehmer J, Völler T, Erbguth K, Hendel T, Nagel G, Buchner E, et al. 2006. Light-induced activation of distinct modulatory neurons triggers appetitive or aversive learning in Drosophila larvae. Current Biology. 16(17):1741-1747.

    Gerber B, Yarali A, Hendel T. 2006. Olfactory learning and behaviour are 'insulated' against visual processing in larval Drosophila. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 192(10):1133-1145.

    Hendel T, Gerber B. 2006. Outcome expections drive learned behavior in larval Drosophila. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2965-2968.

    Michels B, Diegelmann S, Tanimoto H, Schwenkert I, Buchner E, Gerber B. 2005. A role for Synapsin in associative learning: The Drosophila larva as a study case. Learning and Memory. 12(3):224-231.

    Gerber B, Guerrieri F, Lachnit H, Giurfa M. 2005. Olfactory blocking and odorant similarity in the honeybee. Learning and Memory. 12(2):86-95.

    Neuser K, Husse J, Stock P, Gerber B. 2005. Appetitive olfactory learning in Drosophila larvae: Effects of repetition, reward strength, age, gender, assay type and memory span. Animal Behaviour. 69(4):891-898.

    Gerber B, Hendel T, Michels B, Schipanski A, Kaun KR, Sokolowski MB, Michel R, Neuser K, Heisenberg M, Marohn F. 2005. The carrot, not the stick: appetitive rather than aversive gustatory stimuli support associative olfactory learning in individually assayed Drosophila larvae. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 191(3):265-279.

    Gerber B, Tanimoto H, Heisenberg M. 2004. An engram found? Evaluating the evidence from fruit flies. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 14(6):737-744.

    Gerber B, Tanimoto H, Heisenberg M. 2004. Event timing turns punishment to reward. Nature. 430(7003):983.

    Gerber B, Scherer S, Neuser K, Michels B, Hendel T, Stocker RF, Heisenberg M. 2004. Visual learning in individually assayed Drosophila larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology. 207(Pt 1):179-188.

    Gerber B, Giurfa M, Lachnit H, Schubert M, Reisenmann C. 2003. The effect of cumulative experience on the use of elemental and configural visual discrimination strategies in honeybees. Behavioural Brain Research. 145(1-2):161-169.

    Gerber B, Scherer S, Stocker RF. 2003. Olfactory learning in individually assayed Drosophila larvae. Learning and Memory. 10(3):217-225.

    Malun D, Giurfa M, Giovanni Galizia C, Plath N, Brandt R, Gerber B, Eisermann B. 2002. Hydroxyurea-induced partial mushroom body ablation does not affect acquisition and retention of olfactory differential conditioning in honeybees. Journal of Neurobiology. 53(3):343-360.

    Gerber B, Heisenberg M. 2002. Common design of mushroom bodies in bees and flies?. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 450(1):1-3.

    Gerber B, Giurfa M, Malun D, Galizia CG, Plath N, Brandt R, Eisermann B. 2002. Hydroxyurea-induced partial mushroombody ablation does not affect acquisition and retention of olfactory differential conditioning in honeybees. Journal of Neurobiology. (53):343-360.

    Gerber B, Menzel R, Giurfa M, Hellstern F. 2001. Cognition in insects: The honeybee as a study case. Roth G, Wullimann MF, editors. In Brain Evolution and Cognition. Wiley. pp. 333-366.

    Gerber B, Menzel R. 2000. Contextual modulation of memory consolidation. Learning and Memory. 7(3):151-158.

    Gerber B, Menzel R, Müller D, Hellstern F, Hammer M. 2000. Sensory preconditioning in honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology. 203(8):1351-1364.

    Menzel R, Heyne A, Kinzel C, Gerber B, Fiala A. 1999. Pharmacological dissociation between the reinforcing, sensitizing, and response-releasing functions of reward in honeybee classical conditioning. Behavioral Neuroscience. 113(4):744-754.

    Gerber B, Ullrich J. 1999. No evidence for olfactory blocking in honeybee classical conditioning. Journal of Experimental Biology. 202(13):1839-1854.

    Gerber B, Menzel R, Hellstern F, Giurfa M. 1999. Elementary and cofigural forms of memory in an insect: the honeybee. Friederici AD, Menzel R, editors. In Learning: Rule extraction and representation. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 259-282.

    Gerber B, Wüstenberg D, Menzel R. 1998. Long- but not medium-term retention of olfactory memories in honeybees is impaired by actinomycin D and anisomycin. European Journal of Neuroscience. 10(8):2742-2745.

    Gerber B, Smith BH. 1998. Visual modulation of olfactory learning in honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology. 201(14):2213-2217.

    Gerber B, Menzel R, Wüstenberg D, Schütz A. 1998. Temporal determinants of olfactory long-term retention in honeybee classical conditioning: nonmonotonous effects of the training trial interval. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 69(1):71-78.

    Gerber B, Menzel R, Pelz C. 1997. Odorant intensity as a determinant for olfactory conditioning in honeybees: roles in discrimination, overshadowing and memory consolidation. Journal of Experimental Biology. 200(4):837-847.

    Gerber B, Geberzahn N, Hellstern F, Klein J, Kowalksy O, Wüstenberg D, Menzel R. 1996. Honey bees transfer olfactory memories established during flower visits to a proboscis extension paradigm in the laboratory. Animal Behaviour. 52(6):1079-1085.

    Gerber B, Geberzahn N, Hellstern F, Klein J, Kowalsky O, Wüstenberg D, Menzel R. 1996. Honeybees transfer olfactory memories established during flower visits to a proboscis eytension paradigm in the laboratory. Animal Behaviour. (52):1079-1085.
  • Drittmittel


    2022 - 2025 (DFG)
    Entschlüsselung eines Gehirn-Schaltkreises: Struktur, Plastizität und Verhaltensfunktion des Pilzkörpers von Drosophila - Teilprojekt TP 2 Timing-abhängige Valenzumkehr: DANs, Schock, und darüber hinaus

    2022 - 2025 (Bund)
    DrosoExpect - Verstärkungslernen und -erwartung bei der Fruchtfliege Drosophila melanogaster - Teilprojekt experimentelle Arbeiten

    2018 - 2022 (DFG)
    Teilprojekt 2 "Timing und Valenzumkehr: Welche individuellen dopaminergen Eingangsneurone in den Pilzkörper sind hinreichend?"

    2017 - 2020 (DFG)
    Bildung und Abruf von Belohnungsspezifischen Gedächtnissen

    2012 - 2019 (DFG)
    SFB 779/ B11: Molekulare und zelluläre Mechanismen des RELIEF LEARNING bei Drosophila

    2012 - 2019 (DFG)
    SFB 779/ MGK: Teilprojekt MGK: Allgemeine Angaben zum Teilprojekt MGK

    2014 - 2016 (EU)
    MINIMAL - Miniature Insect Model for Active Learning

    2013 - 2015 (Bund)
    Verbundprojekt: Bernstein Fokus Lernen - Insekten inspirieren Roboter: Über die Rolle von Gedächtnis bei der Entscheidungsfindung, TP 2

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