Imig Lab

Our goal is to elucidate molecular mechanisms that determine the functional heterogeneity of different neurosecretory systems with a particular focus on synapse-like signalling mechanisms along the gut-brain-axis.

Cordelia Imig info



Banerjee A±, Imig C±, Balakrishnan K, Kershberg L, Lipstein N, Uronen R, Wang J, Cai X, Benseler F, Rhee JS, Cooper BH, Liu C, Wojcik SM, Brose N, and Kaeser PS (2021) Molecular and functional architecture of striatal dopamine release sites. Neuron 110, 248-265. ±co-first authors 

*Imig C±, López-Murcia FJ, Garcia-Plaza IH, Mortensen LS, Schwark M, Angibaud J, Nägerl V, Taschenberger H, Brose N± & Cooper BH± (2020) Ultrastructural Imaging of Activity-Dependent Synaptic Membrane Trafficking Events in Cultured Brain Slices. Neuron 108, 843-860. ±corresponding authors 

Maus L, Lee ChoongKu, Altas B, Sertel SM, Weyand K, Rizzoli SO, Rhee JS, Brose N, Imig C±, Cooper BH± (2020) Ultrastructural Correlates of Presynaptic Functional Heterogeneity in Hippocampal Synapses. Cell Rep. 30, 3632-3643. ±corresponding authors 

Sigler A±, Oh WC±, Imig C±, Altas B, Cooper BH, Kwon H-B, Rhee JS and Brose N (2017) Formation and maintenance of functional spines in the absence of presynaptic glutamate release. Neuron 94, 304-311.   ±co-first authors 

Imig C, Min S-W, Krinner S, Arancillo M, Rosenmund C, Südhof TC, Rhee J-S, Brose N and Cooper BH (2014) The morphological and molecular nature of synaptic vesicle priming at presynaptic active zones. Neuron 84, 416-431.



2010 – 2013: Dr. rer. nat. Neuroscience, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany

2008 – 2010: MSc Neuroscience, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany

2005 – 2008: BSc Biology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany


2022 – Present: Associate Professor (time-limited), Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 – 2022: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2013 – 2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany (Prof. Dr. Nils Brose)

2010 – 2013: Graduate student, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany (Prof. Dr. Nils Brose)

Fellowships & Grants (selected)

2020 - 2025: Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, Lundbeckfonden

2020 - 2022: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Standard European Individual Fellowship, European Union

2017 - 2018: Young Investigator Funds for Innovative Research Ideas, Schering Stiftung


  • Cell culture (cell lines, neurons, intestinal monolayer epithelium, inestinal organoids)

  • In vitro single-cell whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology

  • Molecular biology

  • Biochemistry (Western Blot)

  • Immunocytochemistry & immunohistochemistry






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Lab members

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Cordelia Imig Associate Professor Imig Lab Billede af Cordelia Imig
Esmira Mamedova Postdoc Imig Lab, Rekling Lab Billede af Esmira Mamedova
Jaden Rebecca Quale Research Fellow Imig Lab Billede af Jaden Rebecca Quale
Natalia Olivia Frese Master-Student Imig Lab Billede af Natalia Olivia Frese
Tulika Arora Assistant Professor Imig Lab Billede af Tulika Arora