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Schäfer, Andreas

Education and Positions
 
 
 
Education
2001-2004 Ph.D. Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Department Cell Physiology
2000-2001 Research Assistant, Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, UK
1995-2000 Undergraduate and graduate work at the Rupertus Carola University of Heidelberg; major: physics, minor: biology

Positions held
Since 2011 Research Professor Neuroscience (appointed), Rupertus Carola University of Heidelberg, Germany
Since 2008 Independent group leader (“SNWG”) at the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
2007-2008 Independent group leader (BBSRC David Philips Fellow) in the Department of Physiology, University College London, UK
2006 Visiting Bogue-fellow at the Department of Biology, Carnegie-Mellon-University, Pittsburgh, USA.
2004-2007 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Physiology, University College London, UK


Key Publications
Abraham,N., Egger,V., Shimshek,D.R., Renden,R., Fukunaga,I., Sprengel,R., Seeburg,P.H., Klugmann, M., Margrie,T.W., Schaefer,A.T.¶ and Kuner,T. ¶ (2010) Synaptic Inhibition Accelerates Odor Discrimination in Mice. Neuron. 65:399-411.
Arenz, A., Silver, R.A., Schaefer,A.T., and Margrie,T.W.¶ (2008). The contribution of single synapses to sensory representation in vivo. Science, 321:977-80
Schaefer,A.T.*, Helmstaedter,M.*, Schmitt,A.C. , Bar-Yehuda,D., Almog,M., Ben-Porat,H., Sakmann,B. and Korngreen,A.¶ (2007). Dendritic voltage-gated K+ conductance gradient in neocortical pyramidal neurones. Journal of Physiology 579: 737-752
Schaefer,A.T., Angelo,K., Spors,H., and Margrie,T.W. ¶ (2006). Neuronal oscillations enhance stimulus discrimination by ensuring action potential precision. PLoS Biology, 4:e163
Shimshek,D.R., Bus,T., Kim,J., Mihaljevic,A., Mack,V., Seeburg,P.H., Sprengel,R., and Schaefer,A.T. ¶ (2005). Enhanced Odor Discrimination and Impaired Olfactory Memory by Spatially Controlled Switch of AMPA Receptors. PLoS Biology, 3:e354
Abraham,N.*, Spors,H.*, Carleton,A., Margrie,T.W., Kuner,T., and Schaefer,A.T.¶ (2004) Maintaining accuracy at the expense of speed: Stimulus similarity defines odor discrimination time in mice. Neuron 44: 865-876
 
 

Awards
 
 
 
Selected Grants, Honors and Awards
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL (since 2008)
BMBF German-US Computational Neuroscience initiative (2011-2013)
BBSRC David-Philips Fellowship (2007-2012)
German research council (DFG, SPP 1392)
Bauer Research group (2008-2011)
WIN-Kolleg der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (2002-2007, „Kolleg“ member since 2010)
Postdoctoral Fellowship of the European Molecular Biology Organization (2005-2007)
Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck Society (2005)
Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher (2004-2006)
Fellow of the Boeringer Ingelheim Fonds (2000-2003)
Fellow of the “German National Merit Foundation” (1994-2000)