Silke Bergeler

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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PhD in theoretical biophysics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

I received my Ph.D. in Theoretical Biophysics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. At the CPBF, I am working in a collaboration with neuroscientists from the PNI. I am interested in the quantification of behavior of freely moving animals, in particular mice. To reach this goal, we use machine learning to track body parts in movies of mice, followed by unsupervised clustering of the dynamics to identify behaviors in a robust and unbiased way. This approach allows us to quantitatively analyze the behavioral repertoire, as well as behavioral differences between mice.