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Arthur Konnerth

Prof. Dr. Arthur Konnerth

Regular member MCN, GSN core faculty


Head of Friedrich Schiedel endowed chair of neuroscience, Insitute of Neuroscience


Technische Universität München
Institute of Neuroscience
Biedersteiner Str. 29
D-80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4140-3351
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 4140-3352


Further Information

Research focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission, structure-function analysis of neural networks in vivo, plasticity and calcium signaling in the nervous system

Key words: Cellular neurobiology

Selected publications:

Busche MA, Chen X, Henning HA, Reichwald J, Staufenbiel M, Sakmann B and Konnerth A. (2012) Critical role of soluble amyloid-β for early hippocampal hyperactivity in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(22): 8740-5.

Grienberger C and Konnerth A. (2012) Imaging calcium in neurons. Neuron 73(5):862-85.

Bonfardin VD, Theodosis DT, Konnerth A and Oliet SH. (2012) Kainate receptor-induced retrograde inhibition of glutamatergic transmission in vasopressin neurons. J Neurosci. 32(4):1301-10.

Rochefort NL, Narushima M, Grienberger C, Marandi N, Hill DN and Konnerth A. (2011) Development of direction selectivity in mouse cortical neurons. Neuron 71(3):425-32.

Chen X, Leischner U, Rochefort NL, Nelken I and Konnerth A. (2011) Functional mapping of single spines in cortical neurons in vivo. Nature 475(7357):501-5. doi: 10.1038/nature10193.