Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Henrik Oster #

Lichtenberg Professor for Chronophysiology

  • since 2011 Lichtenberg professor for chronophysiology at the University of Lübeck, Germany
  • since 2007 Emmy Noether research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany
  • 2006-07 Post-doc at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2002-06 Post-doc at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Endocrinology Hannover, Germany
  • 2002 PhD at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1999 Diploma in Biochemistry at the University of Hannover, Germany

Major Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of circadian timekeeping, physiological and behavioural circadian rhythms, mouse genetics, clock disease interaction

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Kiessling S, Eichele G, Oster H (2010) Adrenal glucocorticoids have a key role in circadian resynchronization in a mouse model of jet lag. J Clin Invest. 120(7):2600-9

  • Lupi D*, Oster H*, Thompson S, Foster RG (2008) The acute light-induction of sleep is mediated by OPN4-based photoreception. Nat Neurosci. 11:1068-73

  • Peirson SN*, Oster H*, Jones SL, Leitges M, Hankins MW, Foster RG (2007) Microarray analysis and functional genomics identify novel components of melanopsin signaling. Curr Biol. 17(16):1363-72

  • Oster H, Damerow S, Kiessling S, Jakubcakova V, Abraham D, Tian J, Hoffmann MW, Eichele G (2006) The circadian rhythm of glucocorticoids is regulated by a gating mechanism residing in the adrenal cortical clock. Cell Metab. 4(2):163-73

  • Oster H, Leitges M (2006) Protein kinase C alpha but not PKCzeta suppresses intestinal tumor formation in ApcMin/+ mice. Cancer Res. 66(14):6955-63

  • *: equal contribution