Peter Jonas#

Email:peter.jonas 'at' ist.ac.at
Membership Number:4054
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:pjonas
Homepage: http://ist.ac.at/research/research-groups/jonas-group


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - Professor, IST Austria
  • 1995 - 2010 Full Professor and Head of Department, University of Freiburg, Physiological Institute
  • 1994 - 1995 Associate Professor, Technical University of Munich, Physiological Institute (depart. of Prof. Dudel)
  • 1990 - 1994 Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Prof. Bert Sakmann, Heidelberg
  • 1988 - 1989 Postdoc at the Physiological Institute of the University, group of Prof. Werner Vogel, Giessen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Presynaptic mechanisms
  • Plasticity
  • Ion channels
  • Calcium signaling
  • Neural circuits
  • Interneurons

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Chair of Gordon Research Conference "Synaptic Transmission"
  • 2011 6th David Smith Lecture in Anatomical Neuropharmacology, University of Oxford
  • 2011 Adrian Lecture, University of Cambridge
  • 2010 ERC Advanced Grant “Nanophysiology of fast-spiking, parvalbumin-expressing GABAergic interneurons”
  • 2009 Adolf Fick Award of the Physicomedical Society, Würzburg
  • 2008 - 2010 Senior Fellowship, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
  • 2008 Member of the Academy of Sciences, Heidelberg
  • 2007 Tsungming Tu Award of the National Science Council of Taiwan
  • 2006 Szentagothai memorial lecture, University of California, Irvine
  • 2006 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the DFG
  • 2002 Member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Germany)
  • 1998 - 2001 Human Frontiers Science Program Organization grant (principal investigator)
  • 1998 Max Planck Research Award for international cooperation
  • 1997 Medinfar European prize in physiology from the president of Portugal
  • 1994 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award from the German minister of education and science
  • 1992 Heisenberg fellowship of the DFG

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