Willi Ribi

Willi Ribi

Qualifications

  • 1974: PhD, Neurobiology University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1974-1978: Research Fellow at ANU, RSBS, Neurobiology, Canberra, Ausrtralia
  • 1978- 1980: Tenured Chief Scientist at the Max Planck Institution for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany
  • 1987: Awarded Professor in Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1980: Declined offer of a full Professorship at the “Freie Universität” Berlin, Germany
  • 2004-2010: Founding Rector at the Private University of Liechtenstein
  • 2010-present: Member of the advisory board of the Private University of Liechtenstein
  • 1983-2009: Visiting Fellow at the RSB, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 2010-present: Adjunct Professor of the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Publications

Books

  1. Ribi WA (1987) Biological electron microscopy. A Handbook in biological electron microscopy. MPI für Biologische  Kybernetik. 1-106 in-house published
  2. Ribi WA (1975) The neurons of the first optic ganglion of the bee Apis mellifera. Advances in Anatomy 50,  4, 1-43 Springer Heidelberg

Journal Articles

  1. Narendra A, Ramirez-Esquivel F & Ribi WA (2016) Compound eye and ocellar structure for walking and flying modes of locomotion in the Australian ant, Camponotus consobrinus. Scientific Reports 6: 22331
  2. Narendra A, Alkaladi A, Raderschall CA, Robson SKA & Ribi WA (2013) Compound eye adaptations for diurnal and nocturnal lifestyle in the intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. PLoS ONE 8: e76015.
  3. Ribi WA, Warrant E, Zeil J (2011) The organization of honeybee ocelli: Regional specializations and rhabdom arrangements. Arthropod Struct Dev 40(6):509-20.
  4. Narendra A, Reid SF, Greiner B, Peters RA, Hemmi JM, Ribi WA, Zeil J (2011) Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian Myrmecia ants. Proc. R. Soc. B 278: 1141-1149.
  5. Ribi WA, Senden TJ, Sakellariou A, Limaye A, Zhang S (2008). Imaging honey bee brain anatomy with micro-X-ray-computed tomography. J. Neurosci. Methods 171: 93-96.
  6. Greiner B, Narendra A, Reid SF, Dacke M, Ribi WA, Zeil J (2007b). Eye structure correlates with distinct foraging-bout timing in primitive ants. Current Biology 17(20):R879-80.
  7. Greiner B, Cronin WC, Ribi WA, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ. (2007a). Anatomical and physiological evidence for polarisation vision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193(6):591-600.
  8. Letzkus P, Ribi WA, Wood JT, Zhu H, Zhang SW, Srinivasan MV (2006) Lateralization of olfactory learning in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Current Biology 16:1471-1476
  9. Greiner B, Ribi WA, Theobald JC, Wicslo WT. Warrant EJ (2005c)
  10. A neural network to improve dim-light vision? Dendritic fields of first-order interneurons in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis. Cell Tissue Res 322(2):313-20
  11. Greiner B, Ribi WA, Warrant EJ (2005b) A neural network to improve dim-light vision? Dendritic fields of first-order interneurons in the nocturnal Megalopta genalis. Cell Tissue Res 318:429-437
  12. Greiner B, Ribi WA, Cronin TW, Wcislo WT, Warrant EJ (2005a) Polarisation vision in a nocturnal bee. 30th Göttingen Neurobiology Conference/ Sixth meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, 17-20 February 2005
  13. Greiner B, Ribi WA, Warrant EJ (2004d) Neuronal branching pattern in the first optic ganglion of the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis. Cell Tissue Res 318:429-437
  14. Warrant EJ, Kelber A, Gislen A, Greiner B, Ribi WA, Wcislo W (2004c) Nocturnal vision and landmark orientation in a tropical halictid bee. Current Biology, 14:1309-1318
  15. Greiner B, Ribi WA, Warrant EJ (2004b) Optical and neural adaptations for nocturnal vision in a tropical halictid bee. 7th International congress of neuroethology. Nyborg, Danmark, 8-13. August 2004
  16. Greiner B, Ribi WA, Warrant EJ (2004a) Retinal and optical adaptations for nocturnal vision in the halictid bee Megalopta genalis. Cell Tissue Res 316:377-390
  17. Ribi WA, Engels E, Engels W (1989) Sex and caste specific  eye structures in stingless bees and honey bees (Hymenoptera :Trigonidae, Apidae). Ent. Gen., 14, 233-242
  18. Ribi WA, (1987a) The structural basis of information processing in the visual system of the bee. In: Menzel R and Mercer A (eds) 1987: Neurobiology and Behaviour of Honeybees, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York
  19. Ribi WA (1987b) Anatomical identification of spectral receptor types in the retina and lamina of the Australian orchard butterfly Papilio aegus aegus D. Cell Tissue Res 247, 393-407
  20. Ribi WA (1985a) The first optic ganglion of the bee. VI. A sexual dimorphic receptor cell axon. Cell Tissue Res 240, 27-33
  21. Lall AB, Strother GK, Ribi WA, Seliger HH, Chapados P. Lloyd JE (1984b) In situ MSP measurements of screening pigments in rtahbdomeric slices and their effects of screening pigments in sensitivity in twilight active fireflies. In: Association for Res in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida
  22. Ribi WA (1984a) The first optic ganglion of the bee. V. Structural and functional characterisation of centrifugally arranged interneurons. Cell Tissue Res 236, 577-584
  23. Ribi WA (1983) Combined Golgi and electron microscopy techniques. In: Miller TA (ed.) Experimental Entomology. Vol II: Neuroanatomical Techniques. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York pp 1-18
  24. Ribi WA (1982) Insekten an der Grenze zwischen Luft und Wasser. Tetra 2, 2-5
  25. Hardie R, Fanceschini N, Ribi WA,  Kirschfeld K (1981g) Distribution and properties of sex-specific photoreceptors in the fly Musca domestica. J. Comp Physiol 145, 139-152
  26. Ribi, WA, Scheel M (1981f) The second and third optic ganglia of the worker bee: Golgi studies of the neuronal elements in the medulla and lobula.. Cell Tissue Res 221, 17-43
  27. Franceschini, N, Hardie R, Ribi WA (1981e) Sexual dimorphism in a photoreceptor. Nature 291, 241-244
  28. Ribi WA (1981d) Wie atmen Vogeleier: Gasaustausch zwischen Embryo und Aussenwelt. NZZ. Forschung und Technik 88, 63
  29. Ribi WA (1981c) Brutpflege und soziale Evolution bei Insekten. NZZ, Forschung und Technik, 40, 55
  30. Ribi WA (1981b) The phenomenon of eye glow. Endeavour 5, 2-8
  31. Ribi WA 1981a) The first optic ganglion of the bee. IV. Synaptic fine structure and connectivity patterns of receptor cell axons and first order interneurons. Cell Tissue Res 215, 443-464
  32. Ribi WA (1980h) Die Wasseroberfläche, ein Biotop für Insekten. NZZ, Forschung und Technik 240,73
  33. Ribi WA (1980g) Eine strukturelle Betrachtung des Insektenauges am Beispiel der Grabwespe Sphex cognatus. Mikrokosmos 10, 325-327
  34. Ribi WA (1980f) A simple and rapid Golgi-EM-procedure. Neuroscience letters Suppl 5, 198
  35. Hausen K, Wolburg-Buchholz K, Ribi WA (1980e) The synaptic organization of visual interneurons in the lobula complex of flies. A light and electron microscopical study using silver-intensified cobalt-impregnations. Cell Tissue Res 208, 371-387
  36. Ribi WA (1980d) Kombinierte LM-EM-Methode zur Untersuchung von pre- und postsynaptischen Verbindungen in silbermarkierten Neuronen. Verh Deutsch Zool Ges 1980, Gustav Fischer Verlag Stuttgart pp36
  37. Ribi WA (1980c) New aspect of polarized light detection in the bee in view of non-twisted rhabdomeric structures. J Comp Pysiol 137, 281-285
  38. Van Praagh JP, Ribi WA, Wehrhahn C, Wittmann D (1980b) Drone bee fixate the queen with the dorsal frontal part of the their compound eyes. J Comp Physiol 136, 263-266
  39. Ribi WA, Berg G (1980a) Light and electron microscopic structure of Golgi- stained neurons in the vertebrate brain (new rapid Golgi procedure). Cell Tissue Res 205, 1-10
  40. Ribi WA (1979f) Do the rhabdomeric structures in bees and flies really twist? J Comp Physiol 134, 109-112
  41. Ribi WA (1979e) Information processing in the first optic ganglion of the bee. Neuroscience letters Suppl 3, 61
  42. Ribi WA (1979d) The first optic ganglion of the bee. III. Regional comparison of the morphology of photoreceptor-cell axons. Cell Tissue Res 200, 345-357
  43. Ribi WA (1979c) Coloured screening pigments cause red eye glow hue in the Pierid butterflies. J Comp Physiol 132, 1-9
  44. Ribi WA (1979b) Structural differences in the tracheal tapetum of diurnal butterflies. Z Naturforsch 34c, 284-287
  45. Ribi WA, Ribi L (1979a) Natural history of the Australian digger wasp Sphex cognatus Smith (hymenoptera, Sphecidae). J Nat History 13, 693-701
  46. Ribi WA (1978d) Colour receptors in the eye of the digger wasp Sphex congnatus Smith: Evaluation by selective adaptation. Cell Tissue Res 195, 471-483
  47. Ribi WA (1978c) Gap junctions coupling phot-receptor axons in the first optic ganglion of the fly. Cell Tissue Res 195, 299-308
  48. Ribi WA (1978b) A unique hymenopteran compound eye. The retina fine structure of the digger wasp Sphex cognatus Smith (Hymenoptrea, Sphecidae) Zool. Jb Anat 100, 199-342
  49. Ribi WA (1978a) Ultrastructure and migration of screening pigments in the Retina of Pieris rapae L. (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) Cell Tissue Res 191, 57-73
  50. Stowe S, Ribi WA, Sandeman DG (1977b) The organisation  of the lamina ganglionaris of the crabs Scylla serrata and Leptograpsus variegatus. Cell Tissue Res 178, 517-532
  51. Ribi WA (1977a) Fine structure of the first optic ganglion (lamina) of the cockroach, Periplaneta Americana. Tissue & Cell 9, 57-72
  52. Ribi WA (1976b) The first optic ganglion of the bee. II. Topographical relationships of the monopolar cells within and between cartridges. Cell Tissue Res 171, 359-373
  53. Ribi WA (1976a) A Golgi-electron microscope method for insect nervous system. Stain Technol 51, 13-16
  54. Ribi WA (1975e) The first optic ganglion of the bee I. Correlation between visual cell types and their terminals in the lamina and medulla. Cell Tissue Res 165, 103-111
  55. Ribi WA (1975d) The organisation of the lamina ganglionaris of the bee. Z Naturforsch 30c, 851-852
  56. Ribi WA (1975c) The anatomical basis for information processing in the bee eye. Proc Aust Physiol & Pharmacol Soc 6
  57. Ribi WA (1975b) The structure and connectivity patterns of the neurons of the first optic ganglion of the bee. Apis meillifera. Proc Aust Physiol & Pharmacol Soc 5
  58. Ribi WA (1975a) Golgi studies of the first optic ganglion of the ant Cataglyphis bicolor. Cell Tissue Res 160, 207-217
  59. Ribi WA (1974b) The structure and connectivity patterns of the neurons of the first optic ganglion of the bee Apis mellifera. PhD University Zurich
  60. Ribi WA (1974a) Neurons in the first synaptic region of the bee, Apis mellifera. Cell Tissue Res 148, 277-286

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