The unit comprises the groups of Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer and two independent groups headed of Dietmar Benke and Mirko Santello.
The Zeilhofer group focuses on sensory processing on the spinal cord circuits and on pain. The research focus of the Benke group is trafficking of G-protein coupled receptors and protein-protein interactions of GABA-B receptors. The Santello group studies neuronal plasticity implicated in migraine pain.
Distinction of Doctoral Thesis
We are happy to inform that the dissertation of Dr. Karen Haenraets has been nominated by the Dept. of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences. Dr. Haenraets will be awarded with the ETH medal and a prize of CHF 2'000 .-- on July 20th, 2018 at the Promotion Ceremony. Title of the Thesis: "Identification of a spinal inhibitory interneuron population critical for stress-induced analgesia"
Bürgi-Preis 2018, April 19th, Bern
The Bürgi-Preis 2018 went to Dr. Mario Acuña former PhD student of Prof. H.U. Zeilhofer for his dissertation on "Positive Allosteric Modulation of Inhibitory Neurotransmitter Receptors - Novel Mechanisms and Targets to Restore Spinal Inhibition in Persistent Pain".
Latest publication on "acetaminophen/paracetamol and CB1 receptors"
(see New Publications: Klinger-Gratz et al)
Paper on "Increased pain sensitivity in hyperekplexia " out now.
(see New Publications: Vuilleumier et al)
Our new story on retrograde rabies virus infection of DRG neurons is out. (see New Publications: Ablisetti et al)