Prof. Stefan Hallermann University Leipzig, Germany1 Talk
Stefan Hallermann is a neurophysiologist with a background in medicine and physics. After leading an independent research group at the European Neuroscience Institute in Go ̈ttingen, Germany, he became head of a Department for Neurophysiology at the University Leipzig, Germany. He analyzed the mechanisms of synaptic transmission in the cerebellum,... read morethe hippocampus, and the cortex of vertebrates, as well as the neuromuscular junction of Drosophila melanogaster. He uses cutting-edge electrophysiological, optical, and computational techniques, such as direct whole-cell patch-clamp recordings from presynaptic nerve terminals, capacitance measurements, and two-photon calcium imaging.