Arthur Konnerth


1978 …2023

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Prof. Konnerth (*1953) explores basic processes of brain function. By means of electrophysiology, imaging and cell biological approaches, he focuses on synaptic interactions in neuronal circuits in order to achieve a better understanding of mechanisms that underlie learning and memory. A further goal is the elucidation of the neuronal defects that are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Prof. Konnerth studied medicine at the LMU Munich, obtained his doctoral degree at the MPI of Psychiatry Munich (1983) and his habilitation at the TUM (1987). After scientific stays in the USA and at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, he was full professor and director of the Institutes of Physiology at the Saarland University and held later similar positions at the TUM and LMU. From 2005 to 2018 he was the Friedrich-Schiedel Professor and director of the Institute of Neuroscience of the TUM. Currently he is a Hertie-Senior-Professor for Neuroscience, He is member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, of the Academia Europaea and of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, holder of an honorary degree of the Medical University Timisoara/Ro and a Carl-von-Linde Senior Fellow of the TUM-IAS.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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