Research Group Heinemann - Physiology and Pathophysiology of the hippocampal formation

Research focus

  • Intrinsic properties of interneurons in the hippocampal formation
  • Generation of network oscillations
  • Generation of sharp wave ripple complexes
  • Heterosynaptic and intrinsic plasticity
  • Ion regulation and glial cells
  • Epileptogenesis
  • Pharmacoresistance of epilepsies


  • Confocal imaging
  • Patch and sharp microelectrode recordings
  • Ion sensitive microelectrodes
  • Tetrode recordings
  • Slices and slice cultures
  • Models of temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Human tissue studies from patients with epilepsy


  • SFB TR3 C7 and C8
  • DFG He 1173/15-1
  • DFG GRK 1123
  • Bernstein Center for Computational Neurosciences
  • Epicure SP 3 and 5
  • Hertiestiftung


Dr. med. Christoph J. Behrens (staff)

Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Albus (Guest scientist)

Prof. Dr. Alon Friedman MD PhD (Guest scientist)

Dr. med. Sigrun Gabriel (Guest scientist)

Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Jürgen Gabriel (Guest scientists)

Dr. rer. nat. Christine Gebhardt (DIP: Deutsch-Israelisches-Projekt)

Dipl. Biol. Anne Boehlen PhD student (Bernstein center)

Dipl. Biol. Jan Oliver Hollnagel PhD student (Bernstein Fokus Lernen)

Dipl. Biol. Anton Rösler PhD student (Berstein Fokus Lernen)

Dipl. Ing. Karin Berlin (staff)

Petra Geldner (staff)

Gürsel Caliskan PhD student (GRK 1123)

Silvia Fano PhD student (GRK 1123)

Agustin Liotta (GRK 1123)

Rizwan Ul Haq PhD student (DAAD grant)

Marlene Jarosch cand. med. MD student

Simon Kim, cand. med. MD student

Alex Kunert cand. med. MD student

Anna Maslarova MD/PhD student (Epicure)

Nora Sandow  cand. med. MD student

Abdul Wahab PhD student (Foundation SET)

Anna Wójtowicz PhD student (DFG He 1173/15-1)

Anna Wójtowicz PhD student (DFG He 1173/15-1)



Group Leader

Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Heinemann


Director, Vice director, Leader of the group Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Hippocampal Formation

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

CVK: Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Charité Center Basic Sciences CC 2

Institute of Neurophysiology

Neuroscience Research Center

Postal address:

Augustenburger Platz 1

13353 Berlin

Internal address:

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Office: Frau Andrea Schütz, Katrin Schulze

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Publications 2008 - 2009

Some former top publications