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CV Wulff

CV Wulff


1.     General Information

a)     Wulff, Peer, Prof. Dr. med.

b)     Professor of Neurophysiology, Director at the Institute of Physiology

            University of Kiel, Olshausenstraße 40, 24098 Kiel


2.     Academic Education and Qualifications

a)     Archaeology (1992-1993), University of Hamburg, diploma in Greek and  Latin

b)    Medicine (1993-2000), University of Hamburg, medical state exam

a)     Molecular biology (1996-1998), ZMNH, Hamburg, ‘Aufbaustudium’

b)     Medicine (2002), University of Heidelberg, full medical approbation


3.     Scientific degrees

MD, ZMNH, Hamburg, 2001, Prof. Dr. D. Kuhl


4.     Professional experience

a)     2001-2003, Medical doctor in Neurology (Prof. W. Hacke) and postdoctoral researcher in Clinical       Neurobiology (Prof. H. Monyer), University of Heidelberg

b)     2003-2006, Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. W. Wisden (since 2004 Young Investigator Award of
the University of Heidelberg), in the Department of Clinical Neurobiology, Heidelberg

c)     2006-2012, Lecturer (2006-2008), Senior Lecturer (2008-2009), Reader (2009-2011) and
Professor (since 2011) of Neuroscience, University of Aberdeen (UK)

d)     Since 2012, Professor at the Institute of Physiology, University of Kiel


5.     Others (Member of advisory boards, awards, grants, esteem)

2004 ‘Young Investigator Award’, University of Heidelberg

2007 Medical Research Council (MRC) research grant

2007 Nat Neurosci publication (10:923-929; 2007) highlighted by Neurosci Gateway and Faculty of 1000

         Medicine, awarded one of 4 best German articles in 2007 by Neuroforum

2008 Royal Society Research Grant

2008 MRC program grant

2009 Review Editor, ‘Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience’

2009 European Neuroscience Network (ENI-Net) Young Investigator

2009 BBSRC research grant

2009 Media coverage (e.g. features in ‘The London Times’, ‘La Republica’, BBC) of Nat Neurosci paper  
           (12:1042-1049; 2009)

2010 Finalist for the ‘British Lister Award’

2011 Head of Neuroscience, University of Aberdeen (UK)


6.     Five most important publications

Wulff P, Goetz T, Leppä E, Linden AM, Renzi M, Swinny JD, Vekovischeva OY, Sieghart W, Somogyi P, Korpi ER, Farrant M, Wisden W (2007) From synapse to behaviour: rapid modulation of defined neuronal types with engineered GABAA receptors. Nat Neurosci 10:923-929.

Wulff P, Ponomarenko A, Bartos M, Korotkova TM, Fuchs EC, Baehner F, Both M, Tort ABL, Kopell NJ, Wisden W, Monyer H (2009) Hippocampal theta rhythm and its coupling with gamma oscillations require fast inhibition onto parvalbumin-positive interneurons. PNAS USA 106:3561-3566.

Wulff P, Schonewille M, Renzi M, Viltono L, Sassoe-Pognetto M, Bardura A, Gao Z, Hoebeek FE, van Dorp S, Wisden W, Farrant M, De Zeeuw CI (2009) Synaptic inhibition of Purkinje cells mediates consolidation of vestibulo-cerebellar motor learning. Nat Neurosci 12:1042-1049.

Murray AJ, Sauer JF, Riedel G, McClure C, Ansel L, Cheyne L, Bartos M, Wisden W, Wulff P (2011) Parvalbumin-positive CA1 interneurons are required for spatial working but not for reference memory. Nat Neurosci 14:297-299.

Murray AJ, Woloszynowska-Fraser MU, Ansel-Bollepalli L, Cole KL, Foggetti A, Crouch B, Riedel G, Wulff P (2015) Parvalbumin-positive interneurons of the prefrontal cortex support working memory and cognitive flexibility, Sci. Rep. 5: 16778.



Prof. Dr. Marlene Bartos

Physiologisches Institut I

Universität Freiburg

Hermann-Herder-Str. 7

79104 Freiburg



Prof. Dr. Imre Vida

NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence

Institut für Integrative Neuroanatomie

Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Philippstraße 12

10115 Berlin


Prof. Dr. Peer Wulff

Physiologisches Institut

Universität Kiel

Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 5

24118 Kiel


Dagmar Sonntag

Physiologisches Institut I

Universität Freiburg

Hermann-Herder-Str. 7

79104 Freiburg

Tel: +49(761) 203-67310


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