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Spitzenmedizin mit Herz

Dr. Franziska Schneider-Warme, Diplom-Biophysikerin

Head of Optogenetics
  • Development of optogenetic tools for functionally dissecting electrical interactions between cardiac cell populations
  • Development of optogenetic inhibitors for action potential generation and propagation
  • Targeting optogenetic actuators to subcellular compartments to temporally and spatially dissect electromechanic signalling in cardiomyocytes

Franziska Schneider studied Biophysics at the Humboldt University in Berlin (HUB) and at the Bordeaux Segalen University in Bordeaux (2004-2009). She then continued her post-graduate studies in the laboratory of Prof. Peter Hegemann at HUB, where her work focused on the design and optimization of rhodopsin-based optogenetic tools. After receiving her PhD in 2014, she completed a short post-doc working on a joint project with Christian Rosenmund's group at the Charité Berlin. In 2015, she joined Prof. Peter Kohl’s group at Imperial College London to apply the optogenetic approach to study heterocellular interactions in the heart. Since 2016 Franziska Schneider leads the Cardiac Optogenetics section at the IEKM in Freiburg.