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Prof. Dr.

Martin Biel

Year of election: 2013
Section: Physiology and Pharmacology/Toxicology
City: Munich
Country: Germany
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Martin Biel is working on a family of ion channels that are regulated by cyclic nucleotides. Members of this family (the so-called CNG channels) play a crucial role in visual transduction. The aim of his research is to examine the role of CNG channels in retinal diseases and to develop novel gene therapy approaches for treatment of these diseases. His laboratory is also working on HCN channels. These channels are structurally related to CNG channels and are involved in the control of the heart beat and a variety of neuronal functions. The Biel laboratory aims at dissecting physiological and pathophysiological roles of HCN channels in brain and heart and examines to which extent these channels can be exploited as pharmacological and therapeutic targets.


  • seit 1999 Inhaber des Lehrstuhls Pharmakologie für Naturwissenschaften, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1996 Habilitation an der Technischen Universität München
  • 1990 Promotion an der Universität des Saarlandes
  • 1983-1997 Studium der Pharmazie an der Universität des Saarlandes


  • seit 2013 Mitglied der Munich Heart Alliance
  • seit 2011 Mitglied des Munich Center for Neurosciences (MCN)
  • seit 2010 Mitglied des Vorstands des Sonderforschungsbereichs 870
  • seit 2009 Mitglied der Life Science School Munich (LSM)
  • seit 2006 Principal Investigator im Exzellenzcluster CIPS-M (Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich)
  • 2005-2007 Mitglied des Vorstands des SFB 391

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2014 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2013 Feldberg Prize
  • 2011 Phoenix Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreis
  • 2007 Phoenix Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreis
  • 2004 Honorarprofessur, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China
  • 1997 Fritz-Winter-Preis
  • 1994 Heinz Maier Leibnitz Forschungsförderungspreis




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