Selected Publications

Keinänen, K.; Wisden, W.; Sommer, B.; Werner, P.; Herb, A.; Verdoorn, T. A.; Sakmann, B.; Seeburg, P. H.
A family of ionotropic AMPA selective glutamate receptors
Sommer, B.; Köhler, M.; Sprengel, R.; Seeburg, P. H.
RNA editing in brain controls a determinant of ion flow in glutamate-gated channels
Monyer, H.; Sprengel, R.; Schöpfer, R.; Herb, A.; Higuchi, M.; Lomeli, H.; Burnashev, N.; Sakmann, B.; Seeburg, P. H.
Heteromeric NMDA receptors: molecular and functional distinction of subtypes
Higuchi, M.; Maas, S.; Single, F. N.; Hartner, J. C.; Rozov, A.; Burnashev, N.; Feldmeyer, D.; Sprengel, R.; Seeburg, P. H.
Point mutation in an AMPA receptor gene rescues lethality in mice deficient in the RNA-editing enzyme ADAR2
Krestel, H. E.; Shimshek, D. R.; Jensen, V.; Nevian, T.; Kim, J. H.; Geng, Y.; Bast, T.; Depaulis, A.; Schonig, K.; Schwenk, F.; Bujard, H.; Hvalby, Ø.; Sprengel, R.; Seeburg, P. H.
A genetic switch for epilepsy in adult mice

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeburg

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeburg

Education and Training

  • 1974-1977: University of Heidelberg, assistant lecturer
  • 1975-1977: University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics; postdoctoral fellow
  • 1977-1978: UCSF, adjunct assistant professor in medicine
  • 1978-1985: Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, senior scientist
  • 1985-1987: Genentech Inc., staff scientist
  • 1987-1995: University of Heidelberg, full professor
  • 1996- : Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Director

Awards, Honors and Scientific Service

  • 1992: Von Humboldt Prize
  • 1992: NEN Dupont Prize
  • 1992: Ernst Schering Prize
  • 1992: Beckurts Prize
  • 1993: Feldberg Prize
  • 1997-1999: Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant Award in Neuroscience
  • 1997: ECNP-Lilly Award
  • 2007: InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • The Endocrine Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Editorial Boards

  • Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • Journal of Neuroendocrinology
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Journal of Receptor Research
  • Life Sciences
  • Molecular Brain Research
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Molecular Psychiatry
  • Molecular Reproduction and Development
  • Neurobiology of Disease; Neuropharmacology
  • Receptors and Channels
  • Trends in Neurosciences

Research Grants

  • Title: EU-Synapse: Neuronal migration – new migratory targets in the postnatal brain for neuroblasts generated in the subventricular zone: molecular and functional characterization
    • Agency: European Commission
    • Period of support: 2005-2009
  • Title: The relevance of Ca-permeable AMPA channels to ALS therapy 2+
    • Agency: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
    • Period of support: 2005-2007
  • Title: Genomic mechanisms of functional recovery in stroke
    • Agency: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF; Federal Ministery for Education and Research)
    • Period of support: 2004-2006
  • Title: Molecular and cellular bases of neural development
    • Agency: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; German Research Foundation)
    • Period of support: 2000-2008

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