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[Translate to Englisch:] Portrait Prof. Doerte Katschinski

Vegetative physiology describes on a molecular and systemic level the reactions and processes of life in cells, tissues or organs. This is done by defining the physical and biological principles.

Here, functional aspects of the spatial and temporal dynamics are of particular interest in order to understand the physiological basis and to investigate the transition into pathophysiological mechanisms and their development.

We conduct research in the areas of hypoxia, calcium and redox regulation as well as vegetative optogenetics. Below you can get details about our team, our research projects and teaching activities.

We hope you enjoy studying the website and hope to have sparked your interest in our field. We are at your disposal for any questions.


Prof. Dr. med. Dörthe M. Katschinski

An insight into the Research Training Group (RTG) 2824


About us

Our Team

The team of scientific staff consists of Medical doctors and natural scientists. Medical, molecular medicine and international cardiovascular science Master students are involved in research projects at an early stage of their training. This enables them to significantly expand their scientific knowledge.

You can find an overview of our team and contact details here



Prof. Dr. med. Dörthe M. Katschinski

Prof. Dr. med. Dörthe M. Katschinski

contact information

  • Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular Physiology


Centre affiliation

The Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology is a member of the Heart Center of University Medicine Göttingen.


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