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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. Markus Hecker

 

phone:

+49 6221 54-4036

fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

e-mail:

hecker@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de



Secretary

 

Barbara Richards

 

phone:

+49 6221 54-4035

fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

e-mail:

sekretariat.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 divisions, headed by the Professors Dr. Andreas Draguhn and Dr. Markus Hecker, their associated independent working groups lead by the Professors Dr. Oliver Kann, Dr. Alexander Groh 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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Recent Publications

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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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Factors determining microbial colonization of liquid nitrogen storage tanks used for archiving biological samples. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2019 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s00253-019-10242-1. [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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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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Somatic mutations and promotor methylation of the ryanodine receptor 2 is a common event in the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer. Int J Cancer. 2019 Dec 15;145(12):3299-3310. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32481. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

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Persistent increase in ventral hippocampal long-term potentiation by juvenile stress: A role for astrocytic glutamine synthetase. Glia. 2019 Dec;67(12):2279-2293. doi: 10.1002/glia.23683. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

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4.2 Kreislauf. In: Physiologie hoch2 (Gründer S, Schlüter KD, eds.) Urban & Fischer Verlag/Elsevier GmbH 2019, pp. 192-225. ISBN 978-3-437-43461-7

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The neuronal oxygen-sensing pathway controls postnatal vascularization of the murine brain. FASEB J. 2019 Nov;33(11):12812-12824. doi: 10.1096/fj.201901385RR. Epub 2019 Aug 30.

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TRPC channels are not required for graded persistent activity in entorhinal cortex neurons. Hippocampus. 2019 Nov;29(11):1038-1048. doi: 10.1002/hipo.23094. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

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The C-terminal HCN4 variant P883R alters channel properties and acts as genetic modifier of atrial fibrillation and structural heart disease. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2019 Oct 29;519(1):141-147. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.08.150. Epub 2019 Aug 31.

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Endothelial cell modulation of cardiomyocyte gene expression. Exp Cell Res. 2019 Oct 15;383(2):111565. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2019.111565. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

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