Institute of Physiology

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In the chair of physiological genomics we examine the physiology of the nervous system with a broad range of genetic, genomic, cell biological, molecular and physiological techniques. We would like to understand better how the adequate functions of the nervous systems are brought about, elucidate the electrophysiological and molecular mechanisms of its aberrant function in certain disease models and aim at repairing these aberrant functions by pharmacological, molecular or cell replacement strategies. more

Research in our Division covers three main areas, molecular biophysics of cellular motility, mechanisms of cellular osmoregulation, and calcium-dependent cellular communication and signal transduction. We apply a broad range of high-resolution biophysical methods, including  optical tweezers, single fluorescence and atomic force microscopy for single molecule studies in vitro and in cells. For cellular studies we also apply confocal and two-photon fluorescence microscopy, electron-microscopical techniques and electron-microprobe analysis. more

The Walter Brendel Centre of Experimental Medicine (WBex) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a newly established research institution which integrates the Institute for Surgical Research and the Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology into a research centre dedicated to perform basic research at the clinical interface. more