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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Simon Wiegert

Professional Experience

Chair of Neurophysiology (W3)
at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University Heidelberg

Professor for ​Neurophysiology and Optogenetics
Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, Germany
Research Group Synaptic Wiring and Information Processing

Senior postdoctoral fellow
​Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, Germany
Institute for Synaptic Physiology (Director: Prof. Thomas Oertner)

Postdoctoral fellow​
​Friedrich-Miescher Institute Basel, Switzerland
Department of Neurobiology
Laboratory of Dr. Thomas Oertner

PhD student​
​University of Heidelberg, Germany
Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences
Laboratory of Prof. Hilmar Bading


University of Heidelberg, Germany
Biology studies

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Monash Institute for Medical Research
Laboratory of Prof. Ban-Hock Toh


ERC Strating Grant 714762 LIFE synapses
​Long-term Investigation of Functional Excitatory Synapses: Linking
Plasticity, Network Wiring and Memory Storage

DFG funded FOR 2419 Project
​Synaptic plasticity and stability in the context of hippocampal information processing​

DFG funded SPP 1926 Project
Optogenetic silencing tools for precise, all-optical analysis of synaptic circuits

​DFG funded SFB 936 Project
​Dopaminergic control of dorsal hippocampal networks during behavior

Past Funding

​Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
Functional long-term imaging of single bouton-spine pairs during optogenetically controlled synaptic plasticity