Stephan Sigrist is Professor for Genetics at the Institute for Biology, Freie Universität Berlin and is affiliated with the Neurocure Cluster of Excellence, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Before, he was Professor for Experimental Biomedicine and Bio-Imaging at the Rudolf Virchow Center of Excellence, University of Würzburg.
His research group is active in the field of cellular and molecular neurobiology with the following major areas:
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synapse formation and plasticity
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission
Molecular organization of synapses in physiological and pathophysiological states
"Synaptopathy" in neurological-psychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, particularly Autism
The secrets of life and the causes of many diseases can only be fully explained if we understand the functions of the smallest components of organisms. Using the super high resolution STED microscope,…