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Oliver Griesbeck

Dr. Oliver Griesbeck

Regular member MCN, GSN core faculty


Research Group Leader "Tools for Bio-Imaging"


Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Research Group Cellular Dynamics
Am Klopferspitz 18
D-82152 Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 8578 - 3270
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 8578 - 3300


Further Information

Research focus:Genetically encoded calcium indicators, imaging CREB family transcription factor activation, RNA labeling using fluorescent proteins

Key words: BioImaging, Fluorescent Proteins, Indicators

GSN graduates: Erica Erhardt

Selected publications:

Thestrup T, Litzlbauer J, Bartholomäus I , Mues M, Russo L, Dana H, Kovalchuk Y, Liang Y, Witte G, Chen TW, Becker S, Laukat Y, Allen T, Rome LC, Geiger A , Kim DS, Garaschuk O, Griesinger C, Griesbeck O. (2014) Optimized ratiometric calcium sensors for functional in vivo imaging of neurons and T-lymphocytes. Nature Methods 11:175-82.

Mues M, Bartholomäus I, Thestrup T, Griesbeck O, Wekerle H, Kawakami N, Krishnamoorthy G. (2013) Real-time in vivo analysis of T cell activation in the central nervous system using a genetically encoded calcium indicator. Nature Medicine 19: 778-783.

Friedrich MW, Aramuni G, Mank M, MacKinnon J and Griesbeck O. (2010) Imaging CREB activation in living cells. J Biol Chem 285: 23285-23295.

Reiff DF, Plett J, Mank M, Griesbeck O and Borst A. (2010) Visualizing retinotopic half-wave rectified input to the motion detection circuitry of Drosophila. Nature Neurosci 13: 973-978.

Nguyen Q-T, Schroeder LF, Mank M, Muller A, Taylor PW, Griesbeck O and Kleinfeld D. (2010) An in vivo biosensor for neurotransmitter release and exogenous receptor activity. Nature Neurosci 13: 127-132.