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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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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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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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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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Pflügers Archiv - European journal of physiology becomes the official journal of the German Physiological Society. 2020 Dec;472(12):1657. doi: 10.1007/s00424-020-02493-z. Editorial. No abstract available.

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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. 2020 Dec;40(12):2401-2415. doi: 10.1177/0271678X19892657. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

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Gene transfer to the vascular system: Novel translational perspectives for vascular diseases. Biochem Pharmacol. 2020 Dec;182:114265. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2020.114265. Epub 2020 Oct 6. Review.

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Alterations of distributed neuronal network oscillations during acute pain in freely-moving mice. IBRO Rep. 2020 Dec;9:195-206. doi: 10.1016/j.ibror.2020.08.001. eCollection 2020 Dec. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

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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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Anesthetics and plants: no pain, no brain, and therefore no consciousness. Protoplasma. 2020 Sep 2. doi: 10.1007/s00709-020-01550-9. 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