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Catharina Maiers receives the thesis award of the Medical Faculty!

Today, our former MD student, Catharina Maiers (née Reimers), received the thesis award of the Medical Faculty donated by Grünenthal. She received the award for her thesis entitled „Identification of…

Für die Ohren: Faszination Physiologie

Worin seine Faszination für die Physiologie begründet liegt und welche Chancen das Fach für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs bereithält, erklärt Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Gründer, Direktor des Instituts…

Für die Ohren: Die Dynamik biologischer Vorgänge

Wenn wir uns in den Finger schneiden, transportieren Nervenzellen das Signal „Schmerz" in den Kopf. Ganz so einfach ist dies allerdings nicht. Was passiert dabei genau? Welche Kanäle sind beteiligt…

Identification of a physiological role of the bile acid-sensitive ion channel BASIC in bile duct epithelial cells

The bile acid-sensitive ion channel BASIC is a close relative of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) and the acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs). It is found in various tissues including liver and brain.…

Stefan Gründer became member of the Editorial Board of Pflügers Archiv

Stefan Gründer became a new member of the Editorial Board of Pflügers Archiv – European Journal of Physiology. Pflügers Archiv is the official journal of the German Physiological Society and publishes…

World Wide Sodium Channel Seminar Series

An online lecture series on voltage-gated sodium channels is co-organized by Prof. Angelika Lampert from the Institute of Physiology and Prof. Dr. Hugues Abriel from University of Bern, Switzerland.…

Annual Retreat of the Institute of Physiology

While in 2020 our annual retreat had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, today more than 30 members of the Institute of Physiology – all vaccinated - met again at Youth Hostel Aachen. Big…

Interaction of opioid neuropeptides with ASIC1a resolved

The opioid neuropeptide big dynorphin increases the activity of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 1a (ASIC1a) during sustained acidosis, as it occurs, for example, during stroke. Because sustained activation…

W3 Professorship available at the Institute of Physiology

At the Institute of Physiology of the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University there is an attractive open position for a Full Professor (W3) of Physiology. You can find the advertisement here.

Natriumkanäle dimerisieren

Studie zeigt, dass Natriumkanäle als Dimer vorliegen und mit einem weiteren Kanalmolekül vergesellschaftet sind.

Prof. Angelika Lampert mit dem Aachener Tierschutzpreis ausgezeichnet

Die Medizinische Fakultät der RWTH Aachen University vergibt im Rahmen des transparenten Umgangs mit Tierversuchen den Aachener Tierschutzpreis. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Angelika Lampert darf sich in…

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Two prizes at the Young Physiologists Virtual Symposium!

At the Young Physiologists Virtual Symposium, which took place on 1st and 2nd of June 2021, Jan Clusmann received the prize for the second best talk! The title of his talk was „ Acid sensing ion…