Prof. Dr. Martin Korte 

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1985 - 1990 Study of Biology (Diplom) in Münster and Tübingen
1990 - 1991 Diploma-Thesis at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda (Maryland), USA Topic:
“Intermodale kompensatorische Plastizität bei frühblinden Katzen” in the research group of Prof. Dr. Joseph Rauschecker
Research Assistent at the NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
1992 - 1995 PhD Thesis: Retrograde Signaling Systems at hippocampal synapses” (summa cum laude) at the MPI for Brain Reseach, Frankfurt, and at the MPI of Psychiatrie, Munich
Dr. rer. nat. (Neurobiologie), MPI for Neurobiologie (Prof. Dr. T. Bonhoeffer)
1995 - 1996
Postdoc, MPI für Neurobiologie (Prof. Dr. T. Bonhoeffer)
1996 - 1998 Research Group leader at pharmaceutical companyJanssen-Cilag
1998 - 2004 Research Group leader at the MPI for Neurobiology, Martinsried
Habilitation a the LMU München
2004 - 2007 Professor for Animal Physiology (W2) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig
since 2007 Professor for Cellular Neurobiology (W3) at the TU Braunschweig
since 2007 Director of the Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Further activities

2003 - 2004  
Heisenberg-Stipend of the DFG
2005 - 2010 student dean (Studiendekan Biologie)
2008 - 2012 Head of the „Strategiekommission der TU Braunschweig”
2010 - 2012 Vice President of the TU Braunschweig for Strategic development
since 2010 
Coordinator of the graduate school “” at the TU Braunschweig

Awards and prizes

Winckler-prize of the city Rheine for excellent school performance
1985 - 1991 Stipendiat of the „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“
1996 Karl-Heinz Beckurts-prize for special commitment in teaching, didactics and to encourage pupils to their own scientific work
2000 Member of the Junge Akademie at the Berlin - Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Leopoldina zu Halle
10/2002 Heisenberg-Stipend of the DFG.
since 2013 Elected member to the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW)
since 2014 Member of Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
4th Regional Education Award of the Alliance for the region
Ars legendi Faculty Award in the category Biology


  • synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus
  • functional and structural changes in the synapse
  • actin-cytoskeleton based synaptic plasticity
  • cellular procesess of learning and memory
  • neurotrophins and their receptors
  • neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases