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George Boyan

Prof. Dr. George Boyan

Associate member MCN, GSN core faculty

Responsibilities

Head of Research Group, Div. Neurobiology

Contact

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Dept. Biology II
Division Neurobiology
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried


Website: http://neuro.bio.lmu.de/research_groups/res-boyan_g/index.html

Further Information

Research focus: Cellular & molecular aspects of brain development in insects

Key words: Cellular neurobiology, developmental neurobiology

Current GSN students: 

GSN Graduates: Dr. Erica Ehrhardt

Selected publications:

Boyan GS, Williams JLD and Hirth F. (2006) Commissural organization and brain segmentation in insects. In: Kaas, J.H. (Ed.), Evolution of Nervous Systems. Vol. I. Academic Press, Oxford, pp. 349-360.

Williams JLD and Boyan GS. (2008) Building the central complex of the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria: axons pioneering the w, x, y, z tracts project onto the primary commissural fascicle of the brain. Arthr. Struct. & Devel. 37: 129-140.

Boyan GS and Williams JLD. (2008) The primary brain commissure in the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria is pioneered by neurons with a peripheral-like ontogeny. Arthr. Struct. & Devel. 37: 186-198.

Boyan GS, Williams JLD and Herbert Z. (2008) An ontogenetic anaysis of locustatachykinin-like expression in the central complex of the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria. Arthr. Struct. & Devel. 37: 480-491.

Boyan GS, Williams JLD and Herbert Z. (2008) Fascicle switching generates a chiasmal neuroarchitecture in the embryonic central body of the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria. Arthr. Struct. & Devel. 37: 539-544.