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Prof. Dr.
Heiko Luhmann

Professor and director of Institute of Physiology

Contact

Institute of Physiology
University Medical Center
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Duesbergweg 6
55128 Mainz

+49 (0) 6131 39 26070 or -25944

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Expertise

Neurophysiology, developmental neurobiology

Vita

Since 2016

Deputy Speaker of the CRC 1080 "Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural     homoeostasis"

2010 – 2015

Speaker and coordinator of the Swiss-German Research Unit "Barrel Cortex Function" (DFG-FOR 1341)

2004 – 2013

Speaker and coordinator of the Neuroscience Graduate Program "Development-dependent and disease-induced modifications in the nervous system" (DFG GRK 1044/1), Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

Since 2002

C4/W3 Professor of Physiology at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

1995 – 2002

C3-Professor of Physiology at the University of Düsseldorf

1994 – 1995

Assistant professor at the Institute of Physiology, Charité, Department of Neurophysiology, Humboldt-University Berlin

1990 – 1994

Research assistant at the Institute of Neurophysiology at the University of Cologne

1987 – 1990

Postdoctoral fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Department of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine

1985 – 1987

Doctoral student, MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Publications

Kanold PO, Luhmann HJ (2010) The subplate and early cortical circuits. Annu Rev Neurosci 33:23-48.

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Dupont E, Hanganu IL, Kilb W, Hirsch S, Luhmann HJ (2006) Rapid developmental switch in the mechanisms driving early cortical columnar networks. Nature 439:79-83.

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Khazipov, R., Luhmann, H.J. (2006) Early patterns of electrical activity in the developing cerebral cortex of human and rodents. Trends in Neurosciences 29: 414-418.

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Luhmann HJ, Prince DA (1991) Postnatal maturation of the GABAergic system in rat neocortex. J Neurophysiol 65:247-63.

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Greuel JM, Luhmann HJ, Singer W (1988) Pharmacological induction of use-dependent receptive field modifications in the visual cortex. Science 242:74 77.

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Coordinating Functions

2013/2014

President of German Physiological Society

Since 2012

Committee member of the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS)

Since 2010

Speaker and coordinator of the Swiss-German Research Unit "Barrel Cortex Function" (DFG-FOR 1341)

Since 2009

Member of the DFG Council of Neuroscience

2004 – 2013

Speaker and coordinator of the Neuroscience Graduate Program on "Development-dependent and disease-induced modifications in the nervous system" (DFG GRK 1044/1), Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

1997 – 2002

Speaker and coordinator of the Neuroscience Graduate School at the University of Düsseldorf

Editorial and Scientific Advisory Board

Since 2015

Member of the DFG Grants Committee for Collaborative Research Centres

Since 2013

Editor-in-Chief e-Neuroforum, The Journal of the German Neuroscience Society (Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft)

2013/14

President of German Physiological Society (Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft)

2012 – 2014

Committee member of Network European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) of FENS

2009 – 2014

Member of Neuroscience review panel (Fachkollegium) at DFG

2011 – 2016

Section Editor "Neuroscience" - The journal of The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

Member of external review board at GIGA-Neurosciences (University of Liège, Belgium)

INSERM Strasbourg (France) and Neurocentre Magendie / INSERM u862 (Bordeaux, France).

Awards, Grants and Honor

1992

Bennigsen-Foerder Award received from Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

1992 – 1990

DFG Postdoc Fellowship, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, USA