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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Kann

Heidelberg University

Institute of Physiologie and Pathophysiology

WG General Neurophysiology

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg



+49 6221 54-4560


+49 6221 54-6364


since 2010

Full Professor for General Neurophysiology (W3), Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Germany


Habilitation and venia legendi for Physiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany


Guest scientist, Department of Neurobiology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel 


Senior Research Assistent, Neuronal Mitochondria Research Group (PI), Institute for Neurophysiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin 


Licence to practise medicine


Conferral of doctorate (MD), Humboldt-University of Berlin 


Research Assistent, Institute for Neurophysiology and Department of  Neurology, Charité, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany


State examination (Staatsexamen) in Human Medicine 


Medical internship (internal medicine, surgery and neurology)


Intermediate examination (Zwischenprüfung) in Philosophy 


Experimental work for dissertation, Department of Cellular Neurosciences, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany


Studies of Human Medicine and Philosophy, Philipps-University of Marburg and Free-University of Berlin, Germany

Honors and Awards


Teaching award of reformed curriculum, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin 


Poster award, Gordon Research Conference (Andover, USA) 


Poster award, Gordon Research Conference (Oxford, UK) 


Minerva Short-Term Research Grant (Max-Planck-Society)


Scholarship by GRK-238 (German Research Foundation)

Recent Publications


Astrocytic glutamine synthetase is expressed in the neuronal somatic layers and down-regulated proportionally to neuronal loss in the human epileptic hippocampus. Glia. 2018 May;66(5):920-933. doi: 10.1002/glia.23292. Epub 2018 Jan 19.


Expansion of functional personalized cells with specific transgene combinations. Nat Commun. 2018 Mar 8;9(1):994. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03408-4.


Impact of carbonylation on glutathione peroxidase-1 activity in human hyperglycemic endothelial cells. Redox Biol. 2018 Feb 27;16:113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2018.02.018. [Epub ahead of print]


Respiration-Entrained Brain Rhythms Are Global but Often Overlooked. Trends Neurosci. 2018 Feb 8. pii: S0166-2236(18)30031-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2018.01.007. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Modulation of glutathione peroxidase activity by age-dependent carbonylation in glomeruli of diabetic mice. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Feb;32(2):130-138. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2017.11.007. Epub 2017 Nov 22.


Bringing European physiologists together. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2018 Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/apha.13043. [Epub ahead of print]


Role of protein carbonylation in diabetes. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2018 Jan;41(1):29-38. doi: 10.1007/s10545-017-0104-9. Epub 2017 Nov 6.


Sensitive mass spectrometric assay for determination of 15-deoxy-Δ12,14-prostaglandin J2 and its application in human plasma samples of patients with diabetes. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2018 Jan;410(2):521-528. doi: 10.1007/s00216-017-0748-1. Epub 2017 Nov 16.


Magnolol inhibits venous remodeling in mice. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 19;7(1):17820. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17910-0.


Hypertension-evoked RhoA activity in vascular smooth muscle cells requires RGS5. FASEB J. 2017 Dec 5. pii: fj.201700384RR. doi: 10.1096/fj.201700384RR. [Epub ahead of print]


AP-1 Oligodeoxynucleotides Reduce Aortic Elastolysis in a Murine Model of Marfan Syndrome. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2017 Dec 15;9:69-79. doi: 10.1016/j.omtn.2017.08.014. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Institute of
Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg


Phone:+49 6221 54-4035
Fax:+49 6221 54-4038