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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Hecker

Heidelberg University

Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Department of Cardiovascular Physiologie

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg

Germany

phone:

+49 6221 54-4036/4035

fax:

+49 6221 54-4038

e-mail:

hecker@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de

Curriculum Vitae

2015

Co-optation in the Faculty of Biosciences, Heidelberg University, Germany

2012

Specialist of Physiology (German Physiological Society)

since 2012

(alternating biennially) Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director of the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany

2006-2011

Managing Director of the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany

since 2006

Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Physiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany

since 2004

Full Professor (C4) and Director, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany

2001-2003

Managing partner, AVONTEC GmbH, Göttingen, Germany

1996-2004

Full Professor (C3) and Head, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Göttingen University, Germany

1993-1996

Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, University of Frankfurt, Germany

1993

State doctorate (Dr. rer. nat., habil. in Physiology), Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany

1993

Specialist of Pharmacology (German Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology)

1991-1993

Lecturer in the Department of Applied Physiology, University of Freiburg, Germany

1990-1991

Senior Scientist and Honorary Lecturer, William Harvey Research Institute, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London, UK

1989-1990

Postdoc, William Harvey Research Institute, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London, UK

1988-1989

Postdoc, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

1988

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph. D. in Biochemical Pharmacology), University of Konstanz, Germany

1986-1989

Post-graduate in the Research Training Group Biochemical Pharmacology, University of Konstanz, Germany

1985

Diploma (M. Sc. in Biology), University of Konstanz, Germany

1980-1985

Study of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany

Honors and Awards

2019

Fellow of the American Physiological Society (FAPS)

2003

German Founders Award in the category "Concept" (together with G. Hasenfuss)

2000

Wulf Vater-Dihydropyridine Research Award, Wulf Vater-Foundation (together with M. Cattaruzza, R. Wachter and A.H. Wagner)

1994

Award of the Dr. Heinz und Helene Adam-Foundation for Research on Human Blood and Lymph Vessels

1993

Sandoz Award for therapy-related pharmacological research, German Societey for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (togehter with R. Busse, W. Linz and G. Wiemer)


Recent Publications

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs); generation and enrichment protocols, immature and mature structure and function. In: Recent Advances in iPSC-Derived Cell Types, Volume 4, 1st Edition (Birbrair A, ed.) Academic Press 2021, pp. 191-226. Paperback ISBN 9780128222300; eBook ISBN 9780128224540

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Simulation of Air Travel-Related Irradiation Exposure of Cryopreserved Mouse Germplasm Samples. Biopreserv Biobank. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1089/bio.2020.0046. Online ahead of print.

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Anesthetics and plants: no pain, no brain, and therefore no consciousness. Protoplasma. 2021 Mar;258(2):239-248. doi: 10.1007/s00709-020-01550-9. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

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Epigenetic regulation of cardiac electrophysiology in atrial fibrillation: HDAC2 determines action potential duration and suppresses NRSF in cardiomyocytes. Basic Res Cardiol. 2021 Feb 25;116(1):13. doi: 10.1007/s00395-021-00855-x. PMID: 33630168

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Endothelial cells control vascular smooth muscle cell cholesterol levels by regulating 24-dehydrocholesterol reductase expression. Exp Cell Res. 2021 Feb 15;399(2):112446. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2020.112446. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

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A New Apparatus for Recording Evoked Responses to Painful and Non-painful Sensory Stimulation in Freely Moving Mice. Front Neurosci. 2021 Feb 12;15:613801. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.613801. eCollection 2021.

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Integrated information theory does not make plant consciousness more convincing. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2021 Jan 21:S0006-291X(21)00057-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2021.01.022. Online ahead of print.

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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.

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Voltage-independent GluN2A-type NMDA receptor Ca2+ signaling promotes audiogenic seizures, attentional and cognitive deficits in mice. Commun Biol. 2021 Jan 8;4(1):59. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01538-4.

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A thalamic bridge from sensory perception to cognition. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 Jan;120:222-235. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.11.013. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

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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. 2020 Dec 7:23677220968589. doi: 10.1177/0023677220968589. Online ahead of print.

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Debunking a myth: plant consciousness. Protoplasma. 2020 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s00709-020-01579-w. Review. Online ahead of print.

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Microglia and lipids: how metabolism controls brain innate immunity. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Aug 14;S1084-9521(19)30197-1. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2020.08.001. 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