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Research Interests

Our main research interest lies in understanding the role of various types of neurons in cortical and subcortical microcircuits.

Using state-of-art techniques such as Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2)-assisted circuit mapping, electrophysiological methods and anatomical reconstructions we aim to investigate

- the balance between excitation and inhibition, particularly in dendrites

- the cause and mechanisms of neuronal hyperexcitability in disease


Personal Statement

Dr Christian Wozny has started at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) as a Chancellor's Fellow/Lecturer in 2015. Christian studied chemical engineering and medicine and he trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB) in Cambridge, UK, and at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

Lab website https://wozny-lab.org

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate courses

BSc Biomedical Sciences

  • BM432: Being a Biomolecular Scientist 4
  • BM434: Clinical Pharmacology


MPharm Pharmacy

  • MP422: Management of CNS Conditions


Postgraduate courses

  • MP931: Generic Skills for Postgraduate Students
  • BM941: Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Pharmacology


Christian Wozny is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).


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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2003 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

VGLUT2 functions as a differential marker for hippocampal output neurons

Wozny, C., Beed, P., Nitzan, N., Pössnecker, Y., Rost, B. R. & Schmitz, D., 2 Oct 2018, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 12, 5 p., 337.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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74 Downloads (Pure)

Excitatory microcircuits within superficial layers of the medial entorhinal cortex

Winterer, J., Maier, N., Wozny, C., Beed, P., Breustedt, J., Evangelista, R., Peng, Y., D'Albis, T., Kempter, R. & Schmitz, D., 9 May 2017, In : Cell Reports. 19, 6, p. 1110-1116 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Entorhinal Cortex
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NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Christian Wozny (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Other distinction

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellowship

Christian Wozny (Recipient), 1 Sep 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2012 2018

  • 3 Editorial board member
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Christian Wozny (Editorial board member)
May 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member

Native Scientist Workshop at the Goethe-Institute Glasgow

Christian Wozny (Recipient)
5 May 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation