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Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Vlachos


Prof. Dr. med.
Andreas Vlachos

Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie

Abteilung für Neuroanatomie

Albertstraße 17
D - 79104 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 761 203 5056




  • 2001-2008 Studies of human medicine at the University of Frankfurt
  • 2006 Research at the Department for Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • 2008-2016 Doctorate, postdoc, group leader, and habilitation for Anatomy, Institute for Clinical Neuroanatomy, Dr. Senkenbergische Anatomie, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2016-2017 Associate Professor, Institute for Anatomy II, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Since 2017 Full Professor, Head of Department, Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg

Research fields

  • Role of associative and homeostatic structure-function relations in central nervous system under physiological and pathological conditions
  • Neurothromboinflammation, neurocoagulation
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of non-invasive brain stimulations, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Restorative and Regenerative Neuromodulation

Selected publications

  • Lenz M, Galanis C, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Opitz A, Wierenga CJ, Szabó G, Ziemann U, Deller T, Funke K, Vlachos A. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:10020.
  • Lenz M, Platschek S, Priesemann V, Becker D, Willems LM, Ziemann U, Deller T, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Jedlicka P, Vlachos A. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of excitatory postsynapses on proximal dendrites of cultured mouse CA1 pyramidal neurons. Brain Struct Funct. 2015; 220:3323-37.
  • Vlachos A, Ikenberg B, Lenz M, Becker D, Reifenberg K, Bas Orth C, Deller T. Synaptopodin regulates denervation-induced homeostatic synaptic plasticity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013; 110:8242-7.
  • Vlachos A, Reddy-Alla S, Papadopoulos T, Deller T, Betz H. Homeostatic regulation of gephyrin scaffolds and  synaptic strength at mature hippocampal GABAergic postsynapses. Cereb Cortex. 2013; 23:2700-11.
  • Vlachos A, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Rosskopp J, Lenz M, Ziemann U, Deller T. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces functional and structural plasticity of excitatory postsynapses in mouse organotypic hippocampal slice cultures. J Neurosci. 2012; 32:17514-23.