Our main focus is in the neurobiology of mechanosensory systems of mammals and arthropods, in particular of hearing organs and the neuronal processing of auditory information.

Experimental approaches include anatomical techniques (conventional histology, immunocytochemistry), electrophysiological recordings (extracellular and intracellular), biomechanical methods (acoustic measurements, laser interferometry) and behavioral studies.

Currently, we are pursuing the following projects:

Contact AK Kössl

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Institute for Cellbiology and Neuroscience

AK Neurobiology and Biological Sensors

Campus Riedberg
Biologicum, building part A, 3rd floor
Max-von Laue-Straße 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Veronika Schirmer
Room:  3.119
Email:   schirmer(at)
Phone: +49 69 / 798-42050