Physiological institutes

Physiology explains the functions of life from molecules to organisms.

Thematic focus of the physiological institutes

The aim of the Institute of Physiology headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Gründer is to characterize at the functional and structural level ion channels of the DEG/ENaC gene family. We strive to identify fundamental princples and to produce high quality data that stand the test of time.

At the Institute of Neurophysiology headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Angelika Lampert, we are working on sodium channels and the excitability of cells, in particular with the relationship between sodium channels and pain. Since sodium channels are essentially responsible for nerve excitation, changes in these channels may modulate pain.

The third institute (Cellular Physiology) is currently vacant.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Lückhoff


In the area of teaching, we are actively involved in the "Modellstudiengang Medizin" (Model degree program of medicine) which aims to improve the integration of preclinical and clinical elements already in the first semesters. In addition, we teach physiology to students of dentistry, the master's program in biomedical engineering, natural sciences and engineering, and midwifery.

If you have any questions or requests, please contact the respective institute.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Gründer and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Angelika Lampert