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Prof. Dr.
Ulrich Hofmann

Department of Neurosurgery
Phone: 0049-761-270-50076


  • 1987-1996 TU München and LMU,  Dipl. Phys; Physics, PhD
  • 1996 Turku, Finland, HCM-Fellow
  • 1997-1998 Pasadena, CA, California Institute of Technology, Feodor-Lynen-Fellow
  • 1999-2012 University of Lübeck, 2003 habilitation in Computer Science, 2008 Adjunct Professor
  • Since 2012 Endowed Peter-Osypka-Professor, Head of Section, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Peri-operative and near-infrared monitoring
  • Brain-Machine-Interfacing and intracranial stimulation
  • Longevity of brain implants

Selected publications

  • Böhler C, Kleber C, Martini N, Xie Y, Dryg I, Stieglitz T, Hofmann UG,  Asplund M. Actively controlled release of Dexamethasone from neural microelectrodes in a chronic in vivo study. Biomaterials. 2017; 129:  176-187.​
  • Xie Y, … Hofmann UG. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of in vivo SD-OCT measurement of rat brain. Biomed Opt Express. 2017; 8(2):593-607.
  • Pinnell RC, … Hofmann UG. A Wireless EEG Recording Method for Rat Use inside the Water Maze. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0147730.
  • Xie Y, … Hofmann UG. High-frequency electrical stimulation suppresses cholinergic accumbens interneurons in acute rat brain slices through GABA(B) receptors. Eur J Neurosci. 2014; 40(11):3653-62.
  • Xie Y, … Hofmann UG. In vivo monitoring of glial scar proliferation on chronically implanted neural electrodes by fiber optical coherence tomography. Front Neuroeng. 2014; 7:34.

Research methods

  • Electrophysiology: In vitro Patch-Clamp & MEA In vivo multi-channel recordings

  • Immuno-histology

  • Behavioural experiments with rodents: Real and VR mazes