Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Insect neuroscience group
Faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
My research focuses on understanding relations between insect sensory perception and action. As a main model organism, we use cockroaches that are renowned for their remarkable speed and agility, a crucial feature for their evolutionary success and a major inspiration for the development of biologically-inspired multi-legged robots.
In different projects we study the neural mechanisms via which insects sample their environment (focusing on olfactory and tactile cues), make movement decisions and execute them.