Student Projects

Currently, there are projects for bachelor and master theses open to students. Some may later be continued with work towards a doctoral dissertation. The techniques to be used include bioacoustical and biomechanical measurements, behavorial techniques, extra- and intracellular electrophysiological recordings, and basic anatomical methods.

For specific projects please contact M. Kössl, B. Gease, J. Hechavarria.


The follwing topics are available:

  • Measurment of otoacoustic emissions from the ears of gerbils, bats and humans. Aim is to understand active sensory processing in the cochlea.
    (Supervisor: Kössl)
  • Investigation of time processing in the auditory system of gerbils and bats with neuropharmacological and electrophysiological techniques.
    (Supervisor: Hechavarria, Kössl)
  • Investigation of neuronal correlates of tinnitus in the gerbil brain with electrophysiological, neuropharmacological and behavioural techniques.
    (Supervisors: KösslGaese)
  • Investigating brain activity during active hearing in rodents (electrophysiology and behavioural control).
    (Supervisor: Gaese)
  • Studying the effects of genetic engineering in the auditory system of rodents.
    (Supervisor: Gaese)

Kontakt AK Kössl

Arbeitskreis
Neurobiologie und Biosensorik

Institut für Zellbiologie und Neurowissenschaften

Biologicum, Campus Riedberg
Gebäudeteil A, 3. Stock
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Sekretariat
+49 69 798-42050
schirmer@em.uni-frankfurt.de