Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences

Schild, Detlev, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Professor of Physiology (retired October 2016)


  • 1979 Diplom in Physics, University of Göttingen
  • 1982 M.D., University of Göttingen
  • 1985 Dr. rer. nat., University of Göttingen
  • 1987 Dr. med., University of Göttingen
  • 1997 Appointed Head of the Department of Molecular Neurophysiology in the Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical School, University of Göttingen
  • 2012 Speaker of the Excellence Cluster "Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain"
  • 2016 Retired




Selected Recent Publications



  • Bao G, de Jong D, Alevra M, Schild D (2015) Ca2+/BK channel clusters in olfactory receptor neurons and their role in odor coding. Eur. J. Neurosci., in press.

  • Alevra M, Schwartz P, Schild D (2012) Direct measurement of diffusion in olfactory cilia using a modified FRAP approach. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e39628

  • Breunig E, Kludt E, Czesnik D, Schild D (2011) The styryl dye FM1-43 supresses odorant responses in a subset of olfactory neurons by blocking cyclic nucleotide-gated (cng) channels.J. Biol. Chem., 286(32), 28041-28048

  • Junek S, Kludt E, Wolf F, Schild D (2010) Olfactory coding with patterns of response latencies. Neuron 67, 872-884

  • Breunig E, Manzini I, Piscitelli F, Gutermann B, Di Marzo V, Schild D, and Czesnik D (2010) The endocannabinoid 2-AG controls odor sensitivity in larvae of Xenopus laevis. J. Neurosci. 30, 8965-8973

  • Hassenklöver T, Schwartz P, Schild D, Manzini I (2009) Purinergic signaling regulates cell proliferation of olfactory epithelium progenitors. Stem Cells, 27, 2022-2031

  • Chen T-W, Lin B-J, Schild D (2009) Odor coding by modules of coherent mitral/tufted cells in the vertebrate olfactory bulb. PNAS 106, 2401-2406

  • Junek S, Chen T-W, Alevra M, Schild D Activity Correlation Imagin (2009) Visualizing Function and Structure of Neuronal Populations. Biophys J 96, 3801 - 3809

  • Czesnik D, Schild D, Kuduz J, Manzini I (2007) Endocannabinoid actions in the olfactory epithelium. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104, 2967-2972

  • Franze K, Grosche J, Skatchkov SN, Schinkinger S, Schild D, Uckermann O, Travis K, Reichenbach A, Guck J (2007) Spotlight on Glial Cells: Living Optical Fibers in the Vertebrate Retina. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104, 8287-8292