Dr Christian Wozny


Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Dr Christian Wozny is a Chancellor's Fellow/Lecturer at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS). Christian studied chemical engineering and medicine and he trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB) in Cambridge, UK, and at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.


Excitatory microcircuits within superficial layers of the medial entorhinal cortex
Winterer Jochen, Maier Nikolaus, Wozny Christian, Beed Prateep, Breustedt Jörg, Evangelista Roberta, Peng Yangfan, D'Albis Tiziano, Kempter Richard, Schmitz Dietmar
Cell Reports Vol 19, pp. 1110-1116, (2017)
Investigation of hippocampal synaptic transmission and plasticity in mice deficient in the actin-binding protein Drebrin
Willmes Claudia G., Mack Till G. A., Ledderose Julia, Schmitz Dietmar, Wozny Christian, Eickholt Britta J.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)
Optogenetic acidification of synaptic vesicles and lysosomes
Rost Benjamin R, Schneider Franziska, Grauel M Katharina, Wozny Christian, G Bentz Claudia, Blessing Anja, Rosenmund Tanja, Jentsch Thomas J, Schmitz Dietmar, Hegemann Peter, Rosenmund Christian
Nature Neuroscience Vol 18, pp. 1845-1852, (2015)
Enhanced dopamine-dependent hippocampal plasticity after single MK-801 application
Bartsch Julia C, Fidzinski Pawel, Huck Jojanneke HJ, Hörtnagl Heide, Kovács Richard, Liotta Agustin, Priller Josef, Wozny Christian, Behr Joachim
Neuropsychopharmacology Vol 40, pp. 987-995, (2015)
Role of RIM1α in short-and long-term synaptic plasticity at cerebellar parallel fibres
Kintscher Michael, Wozny Christian, Johenning Friedrich W., Schmitz Dietmar, Breustedt Jörg
Nature Communications Vol 4, (2013)
Activity-mediated AMPA receptor remodeling, driven by alternative splicing in the ligand-binding domain
Penn Andrew C, Balik Ales, Wozny Christian, Cais Ondrej, Greger Ingo H
Neuron Vol 76, pp. 503-510, (2012)

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Undergraduate courses

BSc Biomedical Sciences

  • BM432: Being a Biomolecular Scientist 4
  • BM434: Clinical Pharmacology


MPharm Pharmacy

  • MP422: Management of CNS Conditions


Research interests

Our main research interest lies in understanding the role of various types of neurons in cortical and subcortical microcircuits.

Using state-of-art techniques such as Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2)-assisted circuit mapping, electrophysiological methods and anatomical reconstructions we aim to investigate

- the balance between excitation and inhibition, particularly in dendrites

- the cause and mechanisms of neuronal hyperexcitability in disease



Is it time for you to go abroad for a postdoc? Last chance to come to the UK! 

Are you thinking about applying for Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship (MSCA-IF) to work in an vibrant research environment? We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoc and we are happy to support your application.

By the way, did you know? The University of Strathclyde is Scotland's third-largest university and has recently been ranked 2nd in The 2018 Complete University Guide in 'Pharmacology & Pharmacy'.

If you are interested please contact Christian via email.

Deadline is the 14th September 2017, 5pm (Brussels time) for this call.




Professional activities

Native Scientist Workshop at the Goethe-Institute Glasgow
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (Journal)
Editorial board member
Neural Plasticity (Journal)
Editorial board member

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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Webster, Jack Fraser
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator) Sakata, Shuzo (Co-investigator) Webster, Jack Fraser (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2019
Modulation of AMPA receptors in different types of cortical neurons
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
Period 15-Mar-2017 - 31-Mar-2018
Unveiling the role of the subiculum in processing and routing hippocampal information
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2017 - 31-Jan-2019
Investigating a specific type of neuron in the lateral habenula to provide new insights into depression
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2017

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