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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

 

 

Managing Director

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn

 

Phone:

+49 6221 54-4057

Fax:

+49 6221 54-6364

E-Mail:

andreas.draguhn@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

 


Secretary: Susanne Bechtel

 

Phone:

+49 6221 54-4056

Fax:

+49 6221 54-6364

E-Mail:

susanne.bechtel@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

 

 

 

 

Deputy Managing Director

 

Prof. Dr. Markus Hecker

 

Phone:

+49 6221 54-4036

Fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

E-Mail:

hecker@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

The Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology is a scientific institution assigned to the Faculty of Medicine of Heidelberg University. Its tasks are education and research in physiology.

 

About 80 people work in two departments, headed by the Professors Dr. Andreas Draguhn and Dr. Markus Hecker, their associated independent working groups lead by the Professors Dr. Alexander Groh, Dr. Oliver Kann and Dr. Hugo Marti, respectively, and the administration.

 

Members of the institute jointly teach lecture and lab courses in physiology for the approximately 450 students of medicine and dentistry admitted annually to Heidelberg University.

 

 

The short animated video "What is physiology" produced by The Physiological Society (UK) gives a brief introduction into the field of physiology. To watch the video on the society's YouTube channel click here.Dies ist ein externer Link

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UPDATE

 

Given to the current situation, we kindly ask you to abstain from visits to the institute as much as possible. However, the staff of the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology can still be reached by e-mail.

 

 

 

In its February newsletter the German Physiological Society (DPG) presents the most recent publication by the Working Group of Nina Ullrich, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, as "Paper of the Month".

 

Silbernagel N, Körner A, Balitzki J, Jaggy M, Bertels S, Richter B, Hippler M, Hellwig A, Hecker M, Bastmeyer M, Ullrich ND. Shaping the heart: Structural and functional maturation of iPSC-cardiomyocytes in 3D-micro-scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2020 Jan;227:119551. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2019.119551. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

 

 


Update

 

 

Given to the current situation, we kindly ask you to abstain from visits to the institute as much as possible. However, the staff of the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology can still be reached by e-mail. 

 

28.02.2020

 

In its February newsletter the German Physiological Society (DPG) presents the most recent publication by the Working Group of Nina Ullrich, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, as "Paper of the Month".

 

Silbernagel N, Körner A, Balitzki J, Jaggy M, Bertels S, Richter B, Hippler M, Hellwig A, Hecker M, Bastmeyer M, Ullrich ND. Shaping the heart: Structural and functional maturation of iPSC-cardiomyocytes in 3D-micro-scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2020 Jan;227:119551. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2019.119551. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

 

Recent Publications

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AAV-mediated TIMP-1 overexpression in aortic tissue reduces the severity of allograft vasculopathy in mice. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Apr;39(4):389-398. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1338. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

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Endothelial CD40 Mediates Microvascular von Willebrand Factor-Dependent Platelet Adhesion Inducing Inflammatory Venothrombosis in ADAMTS13 Knockout Mice. Thromb Haemost. 2020 Mar;120(3):466-476. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1702228. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

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Assembly of vascular smooth muscle cells in 3D aggregates provokes cellular quiescence. Exp Cell Res. 2020 Mar 1;388(1):111782. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2019.111782. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

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Clusters of cooperative ion channels enable a membrane-potential-based mechanism for short-term memory. Elife. 2020 Feb 7;9. pii: e49974. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49974.

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Mepivacaine reduces calcium transients in isolated murine ventricular cardiomyocytes. BMC Anesthesiol. 2020 Jan 8;20(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s12871-019-0926-0.

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Factors determining microbial colonization of liquid nitrogen storage tanks used for archiving biological samples. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2020 Jan;104(1):131-144. doi: 10.1007/s00253-019-10242-1. Epub 2019 Nov 28.

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Shaping the heart: Structural and functional maturation of iPSC-cardiomyocytes in 3D-micro-scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2020 Jan;227:119551. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2019.119551. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

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Simulation Strategies for Calcium Microdomains and Calcium Noise. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2020;1131:771-797. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-12457-1_31.

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Mild metabolic stress is sufficient to disturb the formation of pyramidal cell ensembles during gamma oscillations. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 Dec 16:271678X19892657. doi: 10.1177/0271678X19892657. [Epub ahead of print

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Risk and protective factors for post-thrombotic syndrome after deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2019 Dec 13. pii: S2213-333X(19)30537-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2019.10.012. [Epub ahead of print]

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Amyloid, APP, and Electrical Activity of the Brain. Neuroscientist. 2019 Nov 29:1073858419882619. doi: 10.1177/1073858419882619. [Epub ahead of print]

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The mitochondrial calcium uniporter is crucial for the generation of fast cortical network rhythms. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 Nov 13:271678X19887777. doi: 10.1177/0271678X19887777. [Epub ahead of print]

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Functional association of a CD40 gene single nucleotide polymorphism with the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Aug 2. pii: cvz206. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvz206. [Epub 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