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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Kann

Heidelberg University

Institute of Physiologie and Pathophysiology

WG General Neurophysiology

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

phone:

+49 6221 54-4560

fax:

+49 6221 54-6364

e-mail:

oliver.kann@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

since 2010

Full Professor for General Neurophysiology (W3), Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Germany

2009

Habilitation and venia legendi for Physiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

2005-2006

Guest scientist, Department of Neurobiology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel 

2004-2010

Senior Research Assistent, Neuronal Mitochondria Research Group (PI), Institute for Neurophysiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin 

2003

Licence to practise medicine

2001

Conferral of doctorate (MD), Humboldt-University of Berlin 

2000-2004

Research Assistent, Institute for Neurophysiology and Department of  Neurology, Charité, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany

2000

State examination (Staatsexamen) in Human Medicine 

1999

Medical internship (internal medicine, surgery and neurology)

1998

Intermediate examination (Zwischenprüfung) in Philosophy 

1996-1998

Experimental work for dissertation, Department of Cellular Neurosciences, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

1992-2000

Studies of Human Medicine and Philosophy, Philipps-University of Marburg and Free-University of Berlin, Germany

Honors and Awards

2010

Teaching award of reformed curriculum, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin 

2008

Poster award, Gordon Research Conference (Andover, USA) 

2006

Poster award, Gordon Research Conference (Oxford, UK) 

2005

Minerva Short-Term Research Grant (Max-Planck-Society)

1996

Scholarship by GRK-238 (German Research Foundation)


Recent Publications

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Impact of carbonylation on glutathione peroxidase-1 activity in human hyperglycemic endothelial cells. Redox Biol. 2018 Jun;16:113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2018.02.018. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

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Improving electrical properties of iPSC-cardiomyocytes by enhancing Cx43 expression. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2018 May 16. pii: S0022-2828(18)30171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2018.05.010. [Epub ahead of print]

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Early Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in Ischemic Stroke Initiates Multifocally Around Capillaries/Venules. Stroke. 2018 May 14. pii: STROKEAHA.118.020927. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.020927. [Epub ahead of print]

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In silico assessment of the conduction mechanism of the Ryanodine Receptor 1 reveals previously unknown exit pathways. Sci Rep. 2018 May 2;8(1):6886. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25061-z.

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Parallel detection of theta and respiration-coupled oscillations throughout the mouse brain. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 24;8(1):6432. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24629-z.

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Stability and Function of Hippocampal Mossy Fiber Synapses Depend on Bcl11b/Ctip2. Front Mol Neurosci. 2018 Apr 5;11:103. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00103. eCollection 2018.

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Glycyrrhetinic Acid Antagonizes Pressure-Induced Venous Remodeling in Mice. Front Physiol. 2018 Apr 4;9:320. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00320. eCollection 2018.

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Respiration-Entrained Brain Rhythms Are Global but Often Overlooked. Trends Neurosci. 2018 Apr;41(4):186-197. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2018.01.007. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

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Hypertension-evoked RhoA activity in vascular smooth muscle cells requires RGS5. FASEB J. 2018 Apr;32(4):2021-2035. doi: 10.1096/fj.201700384RR. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

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VCAM-1 expression is upregulated by CD34+/CD133+-stem cells derived from septic patients. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 30;13(3):e0195064. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195064. eCollection 2018.

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Carnosine Catalyzes the Formation of the Oligo/Polymeric Products of Methylglyoxal. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018 Apr;46(2):713-726. doi: 10.1159/000488727. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

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Making room for new memories. Science. 2018 Mar 30;359(6383):1461-1462. doi: 10.1126/science.aat1493.

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Bringing European physiologists together. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2018 Apr;222(4):e13043. doi: 10.1111/apha.13043. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

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Endothelial progenitor cells accelerate endothelial regeneration in an in vitro model of Shigatoxin-2a-induced injury via soluble growth factors. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00633.2017. [Epub ahead of print]

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Astrocytic glutamine synthetase is expressed in the neuronal somatic layers and down-regulated proportionally to neuronal loss in the human epileptic hippocampus. Glia. 2018 May;66(5):920-933. doi: 10.1002/glia.23292. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

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Expansion of functional personalized cells with specific transgene combinations. Nat Commun. 2018 Mar 8;9(1):994. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03408-4.


Institute of
Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

Phone:+49 6221 54-4035
Fax:+49 6221 54-4038
E-mail:sekretariat.hecker@
physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de