Valentin Nägerl

Dr. U. Valentin Nägerl is a professor of neuroscience and bio-imaging at the University of Bordeaux, where he directs the master’s program in cellular bio- imaging and heads a research team focusing on the nano-structural mechanisms of neural plasticity by applying novel in vivo super-resolution microscopy approaches.

He studied physics as an undergraduate student in Göttingen and obtained his PhD in neuroscience with Istvan Mody at UCLA. Dr. Nägerl did his postdoc with Tobias Bonhoeffer at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried/Munich, received his habilitation in neuroscience under Arthur Konnerth at the Technical University of Munich and worked with the Nobel laureate Stefan W. Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

Dr. Nägerl is well-known for his work on STED microscopy and synaptic plasticity, and is frequently invited to speak at and organize international scientific conferences and symposia. He has been in charge of several collaborative research projects, received the ‘Equipe FRM’ award in 2016, became a member of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’ in 2017 and won the ‘Great Advances in Biology’ prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2018.

Title of talk: 
Super-resolved brain matters  

Professor Valentin Nägerl, University of Bordeaux


University of Bordeaux

Valentin Nägerl Lab