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Henning Ulrich, Ph.D.; D. Sci.
Institute of Chemistry; University of Sao Paulo
Areas of Interest:
Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer´s disease; purinergic signaling; neurogenesis; neuroinflammation; cholinergic signaling
Biography & Research:
Prof. Henning Ulrich studied Biology at the Universities of Hamburg and Kiel (Germany) and performed his master thesis in Biochemical Parasitology, followed by a PhD. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He completed his training by postdoctoral research at the Center of Molecular Neurobiology of the University of Hamburg and Cornell University. He was appointed as a faculty member and is now Full Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the Dep. of Biochemistry at the Institute of Chemistry of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Ulrich has published more than 210 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-factor of 42, ca. 6, 600 citations), 4 books and about 30 book chapters and filed for patents. He is a specialist on purinergic and kinin signaling and was President of the Brazilian Society of Purinergic Signaling. He is currently Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journals Purinergic Signalling, Cytometry A, Stem Cell Reviews & Reports and PLOS ONE. He has organized more than 10 national and international congresses in Brazil. Dr. Ulrich’s research lines include neurogenesis and neuronal repair mechanisms in vitro and in vivo, focusing on kinin and purinergic signaling and established novel concepts for these signaling cues. Furthermore, he is a pioneer in kininergic and purinergic signaling in neurodegeneration, principally focusing on Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s disease.