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Dr. Renato Frischknecht

Department Biologie
Chair of Animal Physiology (Prof. Dr. Brandstätter)

Room: Room 00.161 (Building A1)
Staudtstraße 5
91058 Erlangen

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Training and Research

2004 PhD in Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2005 – 2008 Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg (Laboratory of Prof. Eckart Gundelfinger)
2006 – 2008 Scientific Internships at the CNRS, Bordeaux, France
2009 – 2017 Group leader AG „Extracellular Matrix“ at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg
since 2016 Akademischer Rat, Animal Physiology/Neurobiology, Department of Biology, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

 

Main Research Interests

  • The role of the extracellular matrix and its receptors in synaptic plasticity and learning
  • Proteolysis of the extracellular matrix and its role in synaptic plasticity
  • Molecular and structural changes at the synapse of the central nervous system induced by the brains’
    extracellular matrix
  • Mechanisms of synapse formation, plasticity, adaptation, degeneration and regeneration with a focus on
    extracellular molecules

 

Fellowships and Honors

2005 Fellowship for prospective researchers, Swiss National Foundation (SNF)