Molecular Neuroplasticity

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dityatev

Curriculum Vitae

1986-1991PhD thesis in Biology, Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences
1980-1985Diploma in Mathematics, University of St. Petersburg, Russia
Major previous appointments
since 2012Head of Molecular Neuroplasticity Group at DZNE Magdeburg
2007-2012Head of Cell Adhesion and Synaptic Functions Group at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova
1998-2007Head of Electrophysiology Unit, Institute for Biosynthesis of Neural Structures, Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH)
1992-1996Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Physiology, University of Bern
Activities in the Scientific Community / Professional Memberships
2020Guest editor for the special issue in the European Journal of Neuroscience: Brain extracellular matrix: An upcoming target in neurological and psychiatric disorders.
2013-2017Coordinator of NEURON Era-Net “Superresolution imaging and therapeutic targeting of extracellular matrix-mediated signaling in brain diseases”
2010-2014Chair of COST Action “Brain ECM in Health and Disease (ECMNET)”
since 2018Associated Editor in Neural Technology, Frontiers in Neuroscience
since 2017Editorial Board Member in Cells
since 2007Handling Editor, Journal of Neurochemistry
Honors and Awards
2019First Hugo Junkers Prize for “Most innovative projects in basic research“
2018Third Hugo Junkers Prize for “Most innovative projects in basic research“
2008-2011Contract Professor of Cell Biology, Iniversity of Genova, Italy
2006-2009Affiliated Professor of Pharmacology, Auburn University, Alabama
2004-2007Fellowship, German Research Council (DFG)

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