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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. physiol. Thomas Korff


Heidelberg University

Institute of Physiologie and Pathophysiology

Division of Cardiovascular Physiology

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

phone:

+49 6221 54-4131

fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

e-mail:

korff@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

Curriculum Vitae

since 2013

außerplanmäßiger Professor, Heidelberg University

since 2005

Group Head, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany (Division Head: Prof. Dr. Markus Hecker)

2003-2005

Juniorprofessur, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Göttingen University, Germany

2003

Research Associate, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Göttingen University, Germany (Department Head: Prof. Dr. Markus Hecker)

2001-2003

Group Head, Department of Vascular Biology and Angiogenesis Research, Tumor Biology Center, Freiburg, Germany (Department Head: Prof. Dr. Hellmut Augustin)

2000-2001

Postdoc, Cell Biology Laboratory, Women's Clinic, Göttingen University, Germany

2000

graduation in human biology, Dr. rer. physiol.

1996-1999

PhD student, Cell Biology Laboratory, Women's Clinic, Göttingen University, Germany

1991-1996

study of human biologie, Phillips-Universität Marburg (Diplom in human biology)

 

Honors and Awards

2014

Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize of the DFG (German Research Foundation)

2003

Binder Innovation Prize

2002

Human Tissue and Cell Research Award

2001

Rainer Maurer Innovation Prize


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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Loss of the serine protease HTRA1 impairs smooth muscle cells maturation. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 3;9(1):18224. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-54807-6.

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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