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Dr. Wolf-Dietmar Hütteroth

Dr. Wolf-Dietmar Hütteroth

Group Leader

Talstraße 33, Room 321
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 36970
Fax: +49 341 97 - 36789

 Linda Jacob

Linda Jacob

Master's Student

Biology Institute
Talstraße 33, Room 321
04103 Leipzig

 Varvara Kenti Kranidioti

Varvara Kenti Kranidioti

stud. Assistant

Biology Institute
Talstraße 33, Room 371
04103 Leipzig

Deepthi Mahishi (PhD, 2021)

Ricarda Hesse (MA, 2019)

Paula Beckmann (MA, 2018)

Yanan Zhang (MA, 2017)

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  • Seeking voluntary passive movement in flies is play-like behavior
    Triphan T, Huetteroth W.
    bioRxiv 2023, Aug 04;1-11.
    DOI: 10.1101/2023.08.03.551880
  • Neuronal wiring diagram of an adult brain
    Dorkenwald S, Matsliah A, Sterling AR, Schlegel P, Yu S-C, McKellar CE, Lin A, Costa M, Eichler K, Yin Y, Silversmith W, Schneider-Mizell C, Jordan CS, Brittain D, Halageri A, Kuehner K, Ogedengbe O, Morey R, Gager J, Kruk K, Perlman E, Yang R, Deutsch D, Bland D, Sorek M, Lu R, Macrina T, Lee K, Bae JA, Mu S, Nehoran B, Mitchell E, Popovych S, Wu J, Jia Z, Castro M, Kemnitz N, Ih D, Bates AS, Eckstein N, Funke J, Collman F, Bock DD, Jefferis GSXE, Seung SH, Murthy M, the FlyWire Consortium (incl. Huetteroth W).
    bioRxiv 2023, Jun 30;1-69.
    DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.27.546656
  • Whole-brain annotation and multi-connectome cell typing quantifies circuit stereotypy in Drosophila
    Schlegel P, Yin Y, Bates AS, Dorkenwald S, Eichler K, Brooks P, Han DS, Gkantia M, dos Santos M, Munnelly EJ, Badalamente G, Serratosa Capdevila L, Sane VA, Pleijzier MW, Tamimi IFM, Dunne CR, Salgarella I, Javier A, Fang S, Perlman E, Kazimiers T, Jagannathan SR, Matsliah A, Sterling AR, Yu S-C, McKellar CE, FlyWire Consortium (incl. Huetteroth W), Costa M, Seung SH, Murthy M, Hartenstein V, Bock DD, Jefferis GSXE.
    bioRxiv 2023, Jun 27;1-54.
    DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.27.546055

2020 and later

  • The adhesion G protein-coupled receptor CG11318/mayo controls midgut development in Drosophila
    Vieira-Contreras F*, Auger GM*, Müller L, Richter V, Huetteroth W, Seufert F, Hildebrand PW, Scholz N, Thum AS, Ljaschenko D, Blanco-Redondo B, Langenhan T.
    Cell Reports 2024, Jan 4;43(1):113640.
    DOI: 10.1016/J.CELREP.2023.11364
  • Olfactory stimuli and moonwalker SEZ neurons can drive backward locomotion in Drosophila
    Israel S, Rozenfeld E, Weber D, Huetteroth W, Parnas M.
    Curr Biol. 2022, Mar 14;32:1131-1149.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.01.035
  • The Panopticon - assessing the effect of starvation on prolonged fly activity and place preference
    Mahishi D*, Triphan T*, Hesse R, Huetteroth W.
    Front Behav Neurosci. 2021 Mar 25;15:46.
    DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2021.640146
  • Differential Role for a Defined Lateral Horn Neuron Subset in Naïve Odor Valence in Drosophila
    Lerner H, Rozenfeld E, Rozenman B, Huetteroth W, Parnas M.
    Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 9;10(1):6147.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-63169-3
  • Food restriction reconfigures naïve and learned choice behavior in Drosophila larvae
    Brünner B, Saumweber J, Samur M, Weber D, Schumann I, Mahishi D, Rohwedder A, Thum AS.
    J Neurogenet. 2020 Mar;34(1):123-132.
    DOI: 10.1080/01677063.2020.1714612


  • Editorial overview: Neurogenetics of insect behavior: ethology touching base with the scaffold of life
    Huetteroth W, Pauls D.
    Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2019 Dec;36:iii-iv.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2019.10.004
  • Neuropeptides in modulation of Drosophila behavior: how to get a grip on their pleiotropic actions
    Nässel DR, Pauls D, Huetteroth W.
    Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2019 Dec;36:1-8.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2019.03.002
  • Inhibitory muscarinic acetylcholine receptors enhance aversive olfactory learning in adult Drosophila
    Bielopolski N, Amin H*, Apostolopoulou AA*, Rozenfeld E*, Lerner H, Huetteroth W, Lin AC, Parnas M.
    Elife. 2019 Jun 19;8:e48264.
    DOI: 10.7554/eLife.48264
  • Placental epigenetics for evaluation of fetal congenital heart defects: Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
    Radhakrishna U, Albayrak S, Zafra R, Baraa A, Vishweswaraiah S, Veerappa AM, Mahishi D, Saiyed N, Mishra NK, Guda C, Ali-Fehmi R, Bahado-Singh RO.
    PLoS One. 2019 Mar 21;14(3):e0200229.
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200229
  • Aversive Learning and Appetitive Motivation Toggle Feed-Forward Inhibition in the Drosophila Mushroom Body
    Perisse E, Owald D, Barnstedt O, Talbot CB, Huetteroth W, Waddell S.
    Neuron. 2016 Jun 1;90(5):1086-99.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.04.034
  • The insect central complex as model for heterochronic brain development-background, concepts, and tools
    Koniszewski ND, Kollmann M, Bigham M, Farnworth M, He B, Büscher M, Hütteroth W, Binzer M, Schachtner J, Bucher G.
    Dev Genes Evol. 2016 Jun;226(3):209-19.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00427-016-0542-7
  • Novel antennal lobe substructures revealed in the small hive beetle Aethina tumida
    Kollmann M, Rupenthal AL, Neumann P, Huetteroth W, Schachtner J.
    Cell Tissue Res. 2016 Mar;363(3):679-92.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00441-015-2282-9
  • Activity of defined mushroom body output neurons underlies learned olfactory behavior in Drosophila
    Owald D, Felsenberg J, Talbot CB, Das G, Perisse E, Huetteroth W, Waddell S.
    Neuron. 2015 Apr 22;86(2):417-27.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.025
  • Sweet taste and nutrient value subdivide rewarding dopaminergic neurons in Drosophila
    Huetteroth W, Perisse E, Lin S, Klappenbach M, Burke C, Waddell S.
    Curr Biol. 2015 Mar 16;25(6):751-758.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.036


  • Hemichannel composition and electrical synaptic transmission: molecular diversity and its implications for electrical rectification
    Palacios-Prado N, Huetteroth W, Pereda AE.
    Front Cell Neurosci. 2014 Oct 15;8:324.
    DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00324
  • Neural correlates of water reward in thirsty Drosophila
    Lin S, Owald D, Chandra V, Talbot C, Huetteroth W, Waddell S.
    Nat Neurosci. 2014 Nov;17(11):1536-42.
    DOI: 10.1038/nn.3827
  • Shocking revelations and saccharin sweetness in the study of Drosophila olfactory memory
    Perisse E, Burke C, Huetteroth W, Waddell S.
    Curr Biol. 2013 Sep 9;23(17):R752-63.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.060
  • Different kenyon cell populations drive learned approach and avoidance in Drosophila
    Perisse E, Yin Y, Lin AC, Lin S, Huetteroth W, Waddell S.
    Neuron. 2013 Sep 4;79(5):945-56.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.07.045
  • Odor discrimination in Drosophila: from neural population codes to behavior
    Parnas M, Lin AC, Huetteroth W, Miesenböck G.
    Neuron. 2013 Sep 4;79(5):932-44.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.08.006
  • Layered reward signalling through octopamine and dopamine in Drosophila
    Burke CJ*, Huetteroth W*, Owald D, Perisse E, Krashes MJ, Das G, Gohl D, Silies M, Certel S, Waddell S.
    Nature. 2012 Dec 20;492(7429):433-7.
    DOI: 10.1038/nature11614
  • Cockchafer larvae smell host root scents in soil
    Weissteiner S, Huetteroth W, Kollmann M, Weißbecker B, Romani R, Schachtner J, Schütz S.
    PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e45827.
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045827
  • Peptidomics-based phylogeny and biogeography of Mantophasmatodea (Hexapoda)
    Predel R, Neupert S, Huetteroth W, Kahnt J, Waidelich D, Roth S.
    Syst Biol. 2012 Jul;61(4):609-29.
    DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/sys003
  • Bringing fly brains in line
    Huetteroth W, Waddell S.
    Nat Methods. 2011 Jun;8(6):461-3.
    DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.1615
  • A pair of inhibitory neurons are required to sustain labile memory in the Drosophila mushroom body
    Pitman JL*, Huetteroth W*, Burke CJ, Krashes MJ, Lai SL, Lee T, Waddell S.
    Curr Biol. 2011 May 24;21(10):855-61.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.069
  • Brain organization in Collembola (springtails)
    Kollmann M, Huetteroth W, Schachtner J.
    Arthropod Struct Dev. 2011 Jul;40(4):304-16.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2011.02.003
  • 3D Standard Brain of the Red Flour Beetle Tribolium Castaneum: A Tool to Study Metamorphic Development and Adult Plasticity
    Dreyer D, Vitt H, Dippel S, Goetz B, El Jundi B, Kollmann M, Huetteroth W, Schachtner J.
    Front Syst Neurosci. 2010 Mar 3;4:3.
    DOI: 10.3389/neuro.06.003.2010
  • 3D-Reconstructions and Virtual 4D-Visualization to Study Metamorphic Brain Development in the Sphinx Moth Manduca Sexta
    Huetteroth W*, El Jundi B*, El Jundi S, Schachtner J.
    Front Syst Neurosci. 2010 Mar 18;4:7.
    DOI: 10.3389/fnsys.2010.00007



  • Anisometric brain dimorphism revisited: Implementation of a volumetric 3D standard brain in Manduca sexta
    El Jundi B*, Huetteroth W*, Kurylas AE, Schachtner J.
    J Comp Neurol. 2009 Nov 10;517(2):210-25.
    DOI: 10.1002/cne.22150
  • Conservation of the function counts: homologous neurons express sequence-related neuropeptides that originate from different genes
    Neupert S, Huetteroth W, Schachtner J, Predel R.
    J Neurochem. 2009 Nov;111(3):757-65.
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2009.06361.x
  • A 4-dimensional representation of antennal lobe output based on an ensemble of characterized projection neurons
    Staudacher EM, Huetteroth W, Schachtner J, Daly KC.
    J Neurosci Methods. 2009 Jun 15;180(2):208-23.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2009.03.019
  • Mas-allatotropin in the developing antennal lobe of the sphinx moth Manduca sexta: distribution, time course, developmental regulation, and colocalization with other neuropeptides
    Utz S, Huetteroth W, Vömel M, Schachtner J.
    Dev Neurobiol. 2008 Jan;68(1):123-42.
    DOI: 10.1002/dneu.20579
  • Direct peptide profiling of lateral cell groups of the antennal lobes of Manduca sexta reveals specific composition and changes in neuropeptide expression during development
    Utz S, Huetteroth W, Wegener C, Kahnt J, Predel R, Schachtner J.
    Dev Neurobiol. 2007 May;67(6):764-77.
    DOI: 10.1002/dneu.20381
  • Standard three-dimensional glomeruli of the Manduca sexta antennal lobe: a tool to study both developmental and adult neuronal plasticity
    Huetteroth W, Schachtner J.
    Cell Tissue Res. 2005 Mar;319(3):513-24.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00441-004-1016-1
  • Copper/zinc superoxide dismutase-like immunoreactivity in the metamorphosing brain of the sphinx moth Manduca sexta
    Schachtner J, Huetteroth W, Nighorn A, Honegger HW.
    J Comp Neurol. 2004 Jan 26;469(1):141-52.
    DOI: 10.1002/cne.10992

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