Frank Kirchhoff#


Frank Kirchhoff
Email:frank.kirchhoff 'at' uks.eu
Membership Number:4381
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:fkirchhoff
Homepage: http://www.kirchhoff-lab.de




Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2009 Full Professor (W3) and Head of the Department of Molecular Physiology, CIPMM, University of Saarland, Homburg
  • 2000 - 2009 Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
  • 1997 - 2008 Lecturer at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1997 Habilitation in Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin
  • 1995 - 1999 Research Assistant, Cellular Neurosciences, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
  • 1991 - 1994 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
  • 1986 - 1990 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Institute of Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
  • 1985 Diploma in Biochemistry, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
  • 1981 - 1985 Study of Biochemistry, University of Hannover

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurophysiology
  • Molecular and cellular neurobiology
  • Physiology of glia
  • Neuron-glia communication
  • In vivo two-photon laser-scanning microscopy
  • Transgenic mouse models to study brain function

Honours and Awards
  • Since 2016 Coordinator of the EC H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016: Training, Research and Raising of Public Awareness in Cell Biology and Pathology of Neuroglia (EU-GliaPhD)
  • 2014 „Visiting Professor“ at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova, Romania
  • 2014 „Visiting Professor“ at the University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
  • Since 2013 Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1757 “Glial Heterogeneity”
  • Since 2013 Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) Achucarro Basque Center of Neuroscience in Bilbao-Zamudio (Spain)
  • Since 2010 Editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
  • Since 2009 Editorial board member of GLIA
  • 1987 - 1989 PhD Fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
  • 1981 - 1986 Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

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