Prof. Dr. med. habil. Christian Wozny

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Christian Wozny
Professor for Neurophysiology 

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Christian Wozny studied medicine at the Charité in Berlin, Germany. After having completed his doctorate in Berlin, he performed research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB) in Cambridge, England, and then returned to the Charité, where he finished his habilitation in 2013. Between 2015 and 2020 he was a research group leader at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, initially as a "Chancellor's Research Fellow" / Lecturer (as part of a so-called "5-year tenure track fellowship") and since 2019 as Senior Lecturer (equivalent to an associate professorship).

In October 2020, Christian Wozny was appointed Professor of Neurophysiology at the MSH Medical School Hamburg, and and since then, he has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Teaching activities

Christian Wozny has been teaching physiology and neurobiology in both German and English since the end of his studies. He received didactic training at the Charité and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Christian completed his habilitation in physiology at the Charité. During his time in Scotland he received the Postgraduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and was a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Over the past years, he has supervised numerous bachelor, master and doctoral theses at the University of Strathclyde, Charité and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

Research interest

Christian Wozny's research group has a great interest in studying the electrical, anatomical and molecular properties of different types of cortical and subcortical nerve cells. Using various state-of-the-art techniques (e.g. optogenetics), his group examines neuronal connections and characterizes these in detail.

Christian Wozny sits on editorial boards of various journals and also acts as a reviewer for many journals and funding institutions.

The research of his group has been carried out in Great Britain in recent years and has been funded, among others, by the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society and Tenovus Scotland. In 2019, Christian received a NARSAD Young Investigator Award for investigating the neurobiological basis of depressive disorders (P&S Fund Investigator, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), US).





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