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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Grothe

Curriculum Vitae





Diploma in Biology, Free University of Berlin, Germany


Dr. rer. nat., Free University of Berlin, Germany


Habilitation in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Marburg; Germany


Privatdozent at the Philipps-University of Marburg; Germany



Academic Appointments:


Postdoctorate, Inst. Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Marburg, Germany


Hochschulassistent (C1), Inst. Anatomy & Cell Biology, Marburg, Germany


Professor (C3), Institute of Anatomy, University of Freiburg, Germany

since 1998

Professor (C4), Head of the Institute of Neuroanatomy, Hannover Medical School,  Hannover, Germany





Current research > Link  & Link 2 




Major Research Interests:

Neurotrophic factors

Neural stem cells

Cell and gene therapy

Neurode- and regeneration

Morbus Parkinson; peripheral nerve regeneration





Selected publications:



Jungnickel J, Brämer C, Bronzlik P, Lipokatic-Takacs E, Weinhold B, Gerardy-Schahn R, Grothe C. Level and localization of polysialic acid is critical for early peripheral nerve regeneration.

Mol Cell Neurosci. 2009 Mar;40(3):374-81.

Haile Y, Berski S, Dräger G, Nobre A, Stummeyer K, Gerardy-Schahn R, Grothe C. The effect of modified polysialic acid based hydrogels on the adhesion and viability of primary neurons and glial cells.

Biomaterials.2008 Apr;29(12):1880-91.

Haastert K, Mauritz C, Chaturvedi S, Grothe C. Human and rat adult Schwann cell cultures: fast and efficient enrichment and highly effective non-viral transfection protocol.

Nature Protocols 2007; 2(1): 99-104.

Timmer M, Cesnulevicius  K, Winkler C, Kolb J, Lipokatic-Takacs E, Jungnickel J, Grothe C. Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)-2 and FGF Receptor 3 are required for the development of the substantia nigra and FGF-2 plays a crucial role for the rescue of dopaminergic neurons after 6-Hydroxydopamine lesion.

J Neurosci. 2007 Jan 17;27(3):459-71.

Haile Y, Haastert K, Cesnulevicius K, Stummeyer K, Timmer M, Berski S, Dräger G, Gerardy-Schahn R, Grothe C. Culturing of glial and neuronal cells on polysialic acid.

Biomaterials. 2007 Feb;28(6):1163-73.

Cesnulevicius K, Timmer M, Wesemann M, Thomas T, Barkhausen T, Grothe C. Nucleofection is the most efficient nonviral transfection method for neuronal Stem Cells derived from vetral mesencephali with no changes in cell composition or dopaminergic fate.

Stem Cells. 2006 Dec;24(12):2776-91.





Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Grothe
Institute of Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology, OE 4140

Building I3, Level H, Room 3080
Hannover Medical School
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
30625 Hannover
Phone: +49-511-532-2896
Fax: +49-(0)511-532-2880  

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