Prof. Dr. Oliver Wirths
Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Molecular Psychiatry
University Medical Center Göttingen
Academic education: 1994 – 1998, Studies of Biology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, Germany. 1999, Diploma thesis at the Institute of Neuropathology in Bonn. 2000 – 2003, Ph.D-thesis at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Germany. 2001/2002, 6-months research period at the Laboratory of Experimental Genetics and Transgenesis with Prof. Fred Van Leuven at the Catholique University Leuven, Belgium funded by a Marie-Curie Training-Site Fellowship from the European Community. 2003 – 2006, Post-Doctoral Scientist at the Department of Psychiatry of the Saarland University Homburg, Germany.
Current position: Senior scientist and Associate Professor the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
Award and honors: 2004: EURON-PhD Certificate of the European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON), 2010: Inge and Fritz-Kleekamm Award for Alzheimer Research, 2011: Fondazione Gino Galletti Neuroscience Prize; 2012: Award for the best Habilitation thesis, Medical Faculty University of Göttingen; 2016: Hans-Heimann-Prize of the German society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN)
Major Research Interests: Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; Characterization and generation of mouse models for Alzheimer’s disease; Axonal pathology and effects of physical activity in neurodegenerative diseases