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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Kann

Heidelberg University

Institute of Physiologie and Pathophysiology

Kann Lab

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

  Selected talks

2018

"Microglia activation and neuronal dysfunction", Neurosciences in Intensive Care International Symposium (NICIS), Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

2016

"Bioenergetis of fast neuronal network oscillations", Symposium on Brain Bioenergetis: From Behavior to Pathology, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014

"Energy metabolism and K+-homeostatis during fast neuronal network oscillations", The 11th International Conference on Brain Energy Metabolism, Helsinge, Denmark

2014

"Bioenergetics of fast network oscillations", 1st International Bordeaux Neurocampus/Brain Conference, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France

 

 Curriculum vitae

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)

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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Histone deacetylase 2-dependent ventricular electrical remodeling in a porcine model of early heart failure. Life Sci. 2021 Sep 15;281:119769. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119769. Epub 2021 Jun 26.

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Loss of Nfat5 promotes lipid accumulation in vascular smooth muscle cells. FASEB J. 2021 Sep;35(9):e21831. doi: 10.1096/fj.202100682R.

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Substrate Stiffness Influences Structural and Functional Remodeling in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Front Physiol. 2021 Aug 19;12:1306. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.710619

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Inverse Regulation of Confluence-Dependent ADAMTS13 and von Willebrand Factor Expression in Human Endothelial Cells. Thromb Haemost. 2021 Aug 5. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1733800. Online ahead of print.

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Plants have neither synapses nor a nervous system. Plant Physiol. 2021 Aug;263:153467. doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2021.153467. Epub 2021 Jun 26.

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TLR2- and TLR3-activated microglia induce different levels of neuronal network dysfunction in a context-dependent manner. Brain Behav Immun. 2021 Aug;96:80-91. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.05.013. Epub 2021 May 17.

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Simulation of Air Travel-Related Irradiation Exposure of Cryopreserved Mouse Germplasm Samples. Biopreserv Biobank. 2021 Aug;19(4):280-286. doi: 10.1089/bio.2020.0046. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

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Integrated information theory does not make plant consciousness more convincing. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2021 Jul 30;564:166-169. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2021.01.022. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

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Theta-gamma coupling during REM sleep depends on breathing rate. Sleep. 2021 Jul 23:zsab189. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab189. Online ahead of print.

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RGS5 Attenuates Baseline Activity of ERK1/2 and Promotes Growth Arrest of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Cells. 2021 Jul 11;10(7):1748. doi: 10.3390/cells10071748.

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Absence of neocytolysis in humans returning from a 3-week high-altitude sojourn. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2021 Jul;232(3):e13647. doi: 10.1111/apha.13647. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

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Temporal relations between cortical network oscillations and breathing frequency during REM sleep. J Neurosci. 2021 Jun 16;41(24):5229-5242. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3067-20.2021. Epub 2021 May 7.

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High-frequency burst spiking in layer 5 thick-tufted pyramids of rat primary somatosensory cortex encodes exploratory touch. Commun Biol. 2021 Jun 10;4(1):709. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02241-8.

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AAV-mediated expression of NFAT decoy oligonucleotides protects from cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. Basic Res Cardiol. 2021 Jun 4;116(1):38. doi: 10.1007/s00395-021-00880-w.

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Assessable learning outcomes for the EU Education and Training Framework core and Function A specific modules: Report of an ETPLAS WORKING Group. Lab Anim. 2021 Jun;55(3):215-232. doi: 10.1177/0023677220968589. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

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Trigger-Specific Remodeling of KCa2 Potassium Channels in Models of Atrial Fibrillation. Pharmgenomics Pers Med. 2021 May 20;14:579-590. doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S290291. eCollection 2021.

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Mechanobiology of Atherosclerosis. In: Vascular Mechanobiology in Physiology and Disease. Cardiac and Vascular Biology, vol 8. (Hecker M, Duncker DJ, eds.) Springer, Cham 2021, pp. 319-332. Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-63163-5; eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63164-2

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The Biomechanics of Venous Remodeling. In: Vascular Mechanobiology in Physiology and Disease. Cardiac and Vascular Biology, vol 8. (Hecker M, Duncker DJ, eds.) Springer, Cham 2021, pp. 167-189. Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-63163-5; eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63164-2

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Vascular Mechanobiology in Physiology and Disease. Cardiac and Vascular Biology, vol 8. Springer, Cham 2021, 352 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-63163-5; eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63164-2

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Alginate hydrogel polymers enable efficient delivery of a vascular-targeted AAV vector into aortic tissue. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2021 Jun 11;21:83-93. doi: 10.1016/j.omtm.2021.02.017. eCollection 2021 Jun 11.

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AAV-mediated AP-1 decoy oligonucleotide expression inhibits aortic elastolysis in a mouse model of marfan syndrome. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Jan 20:cvab012. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvab012. Online ahead of print.


Institute of
Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

Phone:+49 6221 54-4056
Fax:+49 6221 54-6364
E-mail:susanne.bechtel@
physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de