In July 2015 Prof. Dr. Tobias Langenhan from the Physiological Institute at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg has been awarded a Heisenberg Professorship for highly qualified scientists by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The appointment as Heisenberg Professor for “Physiology and Pathophysiology mechanoreceptive signaling pathways” was made in May 2016. The Principle Investigator of the subproject C3 studies the effect and impact of Adhesion G protein-coupled receptors, an extensive but largely misunderstood class of transmembrane receptors, which could be characterized for the first time by the work of Langenhan and colleagues as metabotrobic mechanosensors. In project C3, Prof. Langenhan focuses on the molecular mechanisms leading to the transmission of a mechanical stimulus into intracellular information through these receptors.


At the 13th Young Scientist’s Day of the research center in Lobeda, Juergen Graf was awarded the first prize for his talk. The PhD student is working in project B03 with the Experimental Neurology Group. In his talk he presented studies of cellular mechanisms of neuronal network activity during early brain development and how they affect the maturation of the brain.

Congratulations!


Beim 13. Tag der Nachwuchswissenschaftler im Forschungszentrum Lobeda wurde Jürgen Graf von der Arbeitsgruppe Experimentelle Neurologie mit dem 1. Vortragspreis ausgezeichnet. Der Doktorand ist Mitarbeiter im Teilprojekt B03 untersucht mit Hilfe elektrophysiologischer und optischer Methoden zelluläre Mechanismen der neuronalen Netzwerkaktivität während der frühen Hirnentwicklung und wie sich diese auf die Ausreifung des Gehirns auswirken.

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