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Dr Edgar Buhl

Dr Edgar Buhl

Dr Edgar Buhl
Diploma, Dr rer nat (Leipzig)

Research Associate

Area of research

How does light control the activity and electrical properties of neurons integrating arousal behaviour, circadian rhythms, and sleep?

Office F36
School of Medical Sciences,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Research summary

I am a neurobiologist interested in animal behaviour and the underlying neuronal networks. My research is focussed on how nervous systems produce behaviour mainly by means of physiological methods. I use both insects and young frog tadpoles as experimental animals, whose central nervous systems (CNS) contain relatively few, easily accessible neurons. By doing this it is possible to work on identified cells and single neurons that are known to control complex behaviour. The methods I use range from behavioural experiments, neuroanatomy, pharmacology and in vivo imaging to intra- and extracellular electrophysiological recordings.

In my current project i study the light entrainment ...

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Biography

I studied Biology with emphasis on behavioural biology, neurobiology, animal physiology and psychology at the Universities of Leipzig, Germany, and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. After acquiring my Diploma in 2003 I worked as a Scientific Assistant at the University of Leipzig in the Animal and Behavioural Physiology group where I did my PhD on flight initiation in locusts. From 2009-2013 I was a Research Assistant in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol on the 3 year project “A neuronal network generating flexible locomotor behaviour in a simple vertebrate: studies on function and embryonic self-assembly” funded by the UK BBSRC. Since ...

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