Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Vlachos

Head of Department

Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology

Department of Neuroanatomy

Albertstraße 17
D - 79104 Freiburg

+49 761 203 5056
+49 761 203 5054



2001-2008Studies of human medicine at the University of Frankfurt
2006Research at the Department for Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
2008-2016Doctorate, postdoc, group leader, and habilitation for Anatomy, Institute for Clinical Neuroanatomy, Dr. Senkenbergische Anatomie, University of Frankfurt, Germany
2016-2017Associate Professor, Institute for Anatomy II, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Since 2017Full Professor, Head of Department, Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg

Research Fields

  • Role of associative and homeostatic structure-function relations in central nervous system under physiological and pathological conditions
  • Neurothromboinflammation, neurocoagulation
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of non-invasive brain stimulations, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Restorative and Regenerative Neuromodulation

Selected publications

  • Lenz M, Kruse P, Eichler A, Straehle J, Beck J, Deller T, Vlachos A. (2021) All-trans retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in human cortical neurons. Elife. 10:e63026.
  • Galanis C, Fellenz M, Becker D, Bold C, Lichtenthaler SF, Müller UC, Deller T, Vlachos A. (2021) Amyloid-Beta Mediates Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity. Neurosci.  14:1470-1482.
  • Lenz M, Galanis C, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Opitz A, Wierenga CJ, Szabó G, Ziemann U, Deller T, Funke K, Vlachos A. (2016) Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nat Commun. 7:10020.
  • Vlachos A, Ikenberg B, Lenz M, Becker D, Reifenberg K, Bas Orth C, Deller T. (2013) Synaptopodin regulates denervation-induced homeostatic synaptic plasticity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110:8242-7.
  • Vlachos A, Reddy-Alla S, Papadopoulos T, Deller T, Betz H. (2013) Homeostatic regulation of gephyrin scaffolds and synaptic strength at mature hippocampal GABAergic postsynapses. Cereb Cortex. 23:2700-11.
  • Vlachos A, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Rosskopp J, Lenz M, Ziemann U, Deller T. (2012) Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces functional and structural plasticity of excitatory postsynapses in mouse organotypic hippocampal slice cultures. J Neurosci. 32:17514-23.