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Prof. Dr.
Andreas Vlachos

Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Department of Neuroanatomy
Head of Department
Phone: 0049-761-203-5056


  • 2001-2008 Medical studies, University of Frankfurt
  • 2006 Visiting researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • 2008-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Groupleader and Lecturer, Institute of Anatomy, Department of Clinical Neuroanatomy, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2016-2017 Associate Professor, Institute of Anatomy II, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Since 2017 Full Professor (W3), Department of Neuroanatomy, Institute of Anatomy und Cell Biology, University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Role of associative and homeostatic neural plasticity in health and disease
  • Neurothromboinflammation, Neurocoagulation
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (NIBS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Selected publications

  • Lenz M, Galanis C, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Opitz A, Wierenga CJ, Szabó G, Ziemann U, Deller T, Funke K, Vlachos A. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:10020.
  • Lenz M, Platschek S, Priesemann V, Becker D, Willems LM, Ziemann U, Deller T, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Jedlicka P, Vlachos A. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of excitatory postsynapses on proximal dendrites of cultured mouse CA1 pyramidal neurons. Brain Struct Funct. 2015; 220:3323-37.
  • Vlachos A, Ikenberg B, Lenz M, Becker D, Reifenberg K, Bas Orth C, Deller T. Synaptopodin regulates denervation-induced homeostatic synaptic plasticity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013; 110:8242-7.
  • Vlachos A, Reddy-Alla S, Papadopoulos T, Deller T, Betz H. Homeostatic regulation of gephyrin scaffolds and synaptic strength at mature hippocampal GABAergic postsynapses. Cereb Cortex. 2013; 23:2700-11.
  • Vlachos A, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Rosskopp J, Lenz M, Ziemann U, Deller T. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces functional and structural plasticity of excitatory postsynapses in mouse organotypic hippocampal slice cultures. J Neurosci. 2012; 32:17514-23.