In the Malkemper-Lab we are interested in animal magnetoreceptors and the downstream circuits processing magnetic information. Many animals possess the ability to perceive the Earth's magnetic field, but it remains unknown how the magnetic sense works. We focus on the magnetic sense in mammals and use African mole-rats as a model system. These underground dwellers are fantastic magnetic navigators. To study their magnetic sense we employ a wide array of behavioural, histological, electrophysiological, and molecular techniques.

We study the neural circuits of magnetic orientation in mammals


The Lab is always looking for highly motivated Bachelor or Master candidates. Please contact us via email, sending your CV including a short summary of your previous research experience.