Faculty of MolNeuro

Our Research Program focuses on studying the molecular and cellular bases of the healthy and pathological nervous system. This includes understanding how nerve cells establish connections with each other in a specific way and over great distances, how the differentiation into diverse cell types of the nervous system is controlled, and how receptor and signal molecules recognize and integrate information during the development of the nervous system. The search for responsible mechanisms has been expanded by a proteomic approach, enabling the study of molecular interactions in the case of neurodegenerative diseases and the development of new treatment approaches. A further approach is to clarify the role of adult stem cells in plastic alterations in the brain, which also offers clinical perspectives.

 

Development of the Nervous System

 

Prof. Fritz Rathjen

Prof. Carmen Birchmeier

Prof. Victor Tarabykin

Prof. Thomas Willnow

Dr Gregory Wulczyn

 

Physiology of the Nervous System

Prof. Gary Lewin

Prof. Thomas Jentsch

Prof. Jochen Meier

Dr. Ines Ibanez-Tallon

Dr. Andrew Plested

Dr. Jan Siemens

Dr. Björn Schroeder

 

 

Cell Biology of the Nervous System

Prof. Volker Haucke

Prof. Michael Bader

Prof. Helmut Kettenmann

Prof. Christian Rosenmund

Prof. Stephan Sigrist

 

Animal Behaviour

Dr. James Poulet

Prof. Constance Scharff

 

 

 

Neuroproteomics


Prof. Erich Wanker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former PIs of the MolNeuro Program

 

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kuhl       Molecular and Cellular Cognition

                                             Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie Hamburg

 

Prof. Dr. Robert Nitsch      Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

                                             Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie

 

Dr Jan Siemens                 Universität Heidelberg

                                             Institut für Pharmakologie

 

Prof. Dr. Frauke Zipp       Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

                                            Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie