Dr Christian Wozny

Visiting Researcher

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Dr Christian Wozny has started at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) as a Chancellor's Fellow/Lecturer in 2015. 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.

Lab website https://wozny-lab.org


Disentangling neuronal inhibition and inhibitory pathways in the lateral habenula
Webster Jack F, Vroman Rozan, Balueva Kira, Wulff Peer, Sakata Shuzo, Wozny Christian
Scientific Reports Vol 10 (2020)
VGLUT2 functions as a differential marker for hippocampal output neurons
Wozny Christian, Beed Prateep, Nitzan Noam, Pössnecker Yona, Rost Benjamin R, Schmitz Dietmar
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience Vol 12 (2018)
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)

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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


Postgraduate courses

  • MP931: Generic Skills for Postgraduate Students
  • BM941: Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Pharmacology


Christian Wozny is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).


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


Professional activities

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

More professional activities


The role of hippocampal subregions in depression - focus on the subiculum
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Modulation of AMPA receptors in different types of cortical neurons
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
Unveiling the role of the subiculum in processing and routing hippocampal information
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019
Investigating a specific type of neuron in the lateral habenula to provide new insights into depression
Wozny, Christian (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2017
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)
01-Jan-2016 - 03-Jan-2020

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