Dr. Martin Schwarz

Dr. Martin Schwarz

Group Leader


Phone: +49 (0) 228 287 19365;

Email: Martin.Schwarz@ukbonn.de

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Education and degrees

1989 – 1995 Diploma, Mag. Rer. Nat., University of Vienna and Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Austria
1995 – 1998 Doctoral thesis, Dr. Rer. Nat., Prof. Peter Gruss, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany and University of Vienna, Austria

Academic Career

1998 – 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Cellbiology, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany
2000 – 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBO long-term fellowship, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
2005 – 2012 Group Leader, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
2012 – present Group Leader (PI), Functional Neuroconnectomics Group, Department of Epileptology and Life & Brain Center, Bonn, Germany

Awards and Honors

1999 OTTO-HAHN-MEDAILLE for outstanding doctoral thesis, Max-Planck Society
2000 – 2002 EMBO long-term fellowship

Memberships and professional functions

2003 – present Foreign Member, Society of Neuroscience
2011 – present Editorial Board member, JoVE (Journal of Visualized Research)
2015 – present Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Molecular Neurobiology; Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
2016 – present Member of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI)
2016 – present Member of the Steering Committee for the “Light Microscopy Facility Uni Bonn”
2017 – present present Member of the Steering Committee for the “Nanobody Facility Uni Bonn”

Most important publications 

  1. Schwarz MK*, Doerr J*, Wiedermann D, Leinhaas A, Jakobs A, Schloen F, Schwarz I, Diedenhofen M, Koch P, Peterson DA, Kubitscheck U, Hoehn M, Bruestle O. (2016) Whole-brain mapping of human neural transplant innervation. Nat. Communications 8, 14162.
  2. Meye FJ, Soiza-Reilly M, Smit T, Diana MA, Schwarz MK, Mameli M. (2016) Shifted pallidal GABA/Glutamate corelease in habenula drives cocaine withdrawal and relapse. Nat. Neurosci., 19 (8):1019-24
  3. Fuhrmann F, Justus D, Sosulina L, Kaneko H, Beutel T, Friedrichs D, Schoch S, Schwarz MK, Fuhrmann M, Remy S. (2015) Locomotion, Theta Oscillations, and the Speed-Correlated Firing of Hippocampal Neurons Are Controlled by a Medial Septal Glutamatergic Circuit. Neuron, 86:1253-1264.

    Schwarz MK, Scherbarth A, Sprengel R, Engelhardt J, Theer P, Giese G. (2015) Fluorescent-protein stabilization and high-resolution imaging of cleared, intact mouse brains. PloS One, 10:e0124650.


    Niedworok CJ, Schwarz I, Ledderose J, Giese G, Conzelmann KK, Schwarz MK. (2012) Charting monosynaptic connectivity maps by two-color light-sheet fluorescence microscopy. Cell Reports, 2:1375-1386.


    Rozov A, Zivkovic AR, Schwarz MK. (2012) Homer1 gene products orchestrate Ca(2+)-permeable AMPA receptor distribution and LTP expression. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 4:4.


  7. Rancz EA*, Franks KM*, Schwarz MK, Pichler B, Schaefer AT, Margrie TW. (2011) Transfection via whole-cell recording in vivo: bridging single-cell physiology, genetics and connectomics. Nat. Neurosci, 14:527-532.

    Celikel T, Marx V, Freudenberg F, Zivkovic A, Resnik E, Hasan MT, Licznerski P, Osten P, Rozov A, Seeburg PH, Schwarz MK. (2007) Select overexpression of homer1a in dorsal hippocampus impairs spatial working memory. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 1:97-110.


    Yuan JP, Kiselyov K, Shin DM, Chen J, Shcheynikov N, Kang SH, Dehoff MH, Schwarz MK, Seeburg PH, Muallem S, Worley PF. (2003) Homer binds TRPC family channels and is required for gating of TRPC1 by IP3 receptors. Cell, 114:777-789.


    Schwarz MK, Alvarez-Bolado G, Urbanek P, Busslinger M, Gruss P. (1997) Conserved biological function between Pax-2 and Pax-5 in midbrain and cerebellum development: evidence from targeted mutations. PNAS,  94:14518-14523.