Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)


In memory of

Prof. Dr. Michael Hörner

Michael-Hoerner
1957-2018

Far too early our dear friend and colleague Prof. Dr. Michael Hörner passed away at the age of 61 after a prolonged battle with illness.

Michael had been the coordinator of the IMPRS Neurosciences since 2005, and program speaker of the GGNB PhD Program Molecular Physiology of the Brain since 2009. Additionally, he established the electrophysiology training lab at the ENI and was an active organizer of international courses, summer schools, and symposia in the field of neurosciences. We cherish the memories of his kind and generous personality.

His passing leaves a huge gap in our midst and we will miss him very dearly. Our thoughts are with his family.



  • Since 2009: Speaker of the PhD Program Molecular Physiology of the Brain
  • Since 2005: Scientific Coordinator of the MSc/PhD/MD-PhD Program IMPRS Neurosciences
  • 2004: Applied Professor at the Institute for Zoology, Anthropology and Developmental Biology, University of Göttingen
  • 2002-2004: Guest Professor and representative of the DAAD German Center at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • 1997: Habilitation in Zoology at the University of Göttingen
  • 1997-2002: Associate Professor at the Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen
  • 1994-1995: Feodor-Lynen/Humboldt Fellow at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA,
  • 1993/1996: Research Fellow, Arizona Research Labs, Tucson, USA
  • 1992/1997: Research Fellow Marine Biological Labs, Woods Hole, USA
  • 1990-1997: Assistant Professor at the Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen
  • 1989-1990: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Physiology, Medical University of Kiel
  • 1989: Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Göttingen