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Wellcome to the homepage of Prof. Dr. Stephan Kröger, the synaptologist at the University of Munich

The brain is by far the most complex organ of the human body and represents the ultimate frontier in science. The neurosciences aim to answer fundamental questions of how this mysterious and powerful organ works. The vast complexity of the brain requires that neuroscience take a holistic approach by synthesizing research from multiple scientific disciplines. Many of the questions of neuroscience are necessarily interdisciplinary. The analysis of its function and of the mechanisms which - during development - lead to the establishment of this complex neuronal connectivity pattern, represent one of the most challenging problems of modern science. It requires the thorough combination of different methodological approaches and techniques. In my lab we analyze the formation of synapses during embryonic- and early postnatal development in vertebrates, as well as the changes of synaptic function under pathological conditions. For details on our research projects, click on the "research" button.
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