Prof. Dr. Markus Wöhr

Markus Wöhr
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Head, Professor

Contact information

+49 6421 28-23612 +49 6421 28-23610 markus.woehr@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 01028 resp. +1028)

Prof. Dr. Markus Wöhr has a broad background in animal behavior and translational research models for neuropsychiatric dysfunctions, with specific training and expertise in behavioral neuroscience of affective and neurodevelopmental disorders. His main research interests include neurobiological mechanisms underlying social behavior, acoustic communication through ultrasonic vocalizations, and socio-affective information processing in rodents. He is the head of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Research Group at the Faculty of Psychology of the Philipps-University Marburg. For more information, please see Google Scholar and ResearchGate. For news, follow me on twitter.

Ongoing Research Projects

Besides his lab in Marburg, Prof. Dr. Markus Wöhr is the head of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Research Group at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven. Here, they primarily focus on three research projects funded by the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO):

  1. Deciphering socio-affective communication through ultrasonic vocalizations in rodents: Improving translational research models for neuropsychiatric dysfunctions (FWO senior project)
  2. MINERVA - Microglia/neuron crosstalk in autism spectrum disorder: Role of early inflammatory activation (ERA-NET Neuron project; together with Tarja Malm, University of Eastern Finland, Judith Alferink, University Hospital of Münster, Carsten Culmsee, Philipps-University of Marburg, Laura Ricceri, Instituto Superiore di Sanita).
  3. Socio-affective communication through ultrasonic vocalizations in mouse models for neurodevelopmental disorders: neurexins, neuroligins and their functions in parvalbumin interneurons (NSFC-FWO collaborative project with China; together with Bo Zhang, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School and Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, China) 

We are also involved in the following research consortia in Germany: Collaborative Research Center 289 - Treatment ExpectationResearch Unit 2107 - Neurobiology of Affective DisordersResearch Training Group 2271 - Breaking Expectations funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), and the Innovative Training Network - Serotonin and beyond funded by the EU.

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