Coulon P (2021). Electrophysiological and Calcium Imaging Approaches to Study Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors. In: Olive M.F., Burrows B.T., Leyrer-Jackson J.M. (eds) Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Technologies. Neuromethods, vol 164. Humana, New York, NY. DOI 10.1007/978-1-0716-1107-4.
Focus of research
How do neuronal networks switch between states of activity in health and disease? The biological mechanisms that are fundamental to movement, naturally occurring sleep, attention, pain signalling, or the conscious awareness of our environment in the brain’s largest network, the thalamocortical system, can also be the cause for epilepsy, Parkinsonism, or autism spectrum disorders. Understanding these mechanisms is a crucial step to understanding the organisation, function, and dysfunction of the brain.
|since 2018||Venia legendi in Neurobiology, University Freiburg, Faculty of Biology (Privatdozent, Dr. rer. nat. habil.)|
|2017 - today||Optophysiology lab - Prof. Diester. Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, Senior Research Scientist|
|2015 - 2016||Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA, Fellow PhD|
|2014||Epilepsy Research Center Münster and Institute of Anatomy and Molecular Neurobiology, University Münster|
|10/2013||Habilitation. Venia legendi in Physiology, Privatdozent, University Münster, Medical Faculty|
|2006 - 2013||Institute of Physiology I, Münster (PostDoc 2006-2010, Senior PostDoc 2011-2012, Principal Investigator @ IMF Münster 2012-2013)|
|2005||Coordinator of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Bochum|
|01/2005||Graduation as Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany|
|2000 - 2005||Research Associate, Institute of Neurobiology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany|
|11/2001||Dipl.-Biol. (MSc Biology)|
|1994 - 2000||Studied Biology, Dipl.-Biol. (MSc), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany|
De La Crompe B, Coulon P, Diester I (2020). Functional interrogation of neural circuits with virally transmitted optogenetic tools. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.
Deubner J, Coulon P, Diester I (2019). Optogenetic approaches to study the mammalian brain. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 57:157-163.