Dr. rer. nat. Christos Galanis

Hebbian & homeostatic plasticity

Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology

Department of Neuroanatomy

Albertstraße 17
D - 79104 Freiburg

+49 761 203 5109




Since 2020Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Neuroanatomy, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg
2020Doctoral Thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) „The role of the amyloid precursor protein in homeostatic synaptic plasticity.” (summa cum laude). University of Freiburg, Freiburg
2008 - 2014Undergraduate studies (Integrated Master’s Degree), Department of Biological Applications and Technology, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece


2020Forschungsförderung der Dr. Kübler-Chicken-Stiftung for the project Activity-dependent processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) in human cortical tissue.
2016Travel stipend from the VolkswagenStiftung for participation in the symposium Beyond Amyloid – Widening the View on Alzheimer’s Disease in Hanover

Other Qualifications

2017Licensed for Animal Handling (according to FELASA-Cat. B)

Selected Publications

  • Galanis C, Fellenz M, Becker D, Bold C, Lichtenthaler SF, Müller UC, Deller T, Vlachos A. (2021) Amyloid-beta mediates homeostatic synaptic plasticity. J. Neurosci. 41:5157-5172.
  • Shirinpour S, Hananeia S, Rosado J, Galanis C, Vlachos A, Jedlicka P, Queisser G, Opitz A. (2021) Multi-scale Modeling Toolbox for Single Neuron and Subcellular Activity under (repetitive) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Brain Stimul. 14:1470-1482.
  • Lenz M*, Galanis C*, Kleidonas D, Fellenz M, Deller T, Vlachos A. (2019) Denervated mouse dentate granule cells adjust their excitatory but not inhibitory synapses following in vitro entorhinal cortex lesion. Exp Neurol. 312:1-9.
  • Strehl A*, Galanis C*, Radic T, Schwarzacher SW, Deller T, Vlachos A. (2018) Dopamine Modulates Homeostatic Excitatory Synaptic Plasticity of Immature Dentate Granule Cells in Entorhino-Hippocampal Slice Cultures. Front Mol Neurosci. 11:303.
  • Lenz M, Galanis C, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Opitz A, Wierenga CJ, Szabo G, Ziemann U, Deller T, Funke K, Vlachos A. (2016) Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nat Commun. 7:10020.


  • Galanis C, Vlachos A. (2020) Hebbian and Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity—Do Alterations of One Reflect Enhancement of the Other? Front Cell Neurosci. 14:50.