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Stephan Sigrist , Prof. Dr.


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