Intranet Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

Prof. Dr. Martin Biel
Chair of Pharmacology


Prof. Dr. Martin Biel
Department Pharmazie
- Zentrum für Pharmaforschung -
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Butenandtstr. 7, Haus C
81377 München

Office +49 (0)89 2180-77327 (Katharina Heimberger)
Phone +49 (0)89 2180-77328
Room-Nr. C4.060
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Research Interests

  • Ion channels in brain and cardiovascular system
  • Endolysosomal ion channels
  • Preclinical mouse models
  • Gene therapy

Short CV

  • Study of pharmacy, Universität des Saarlandes
  • 1990 Ph.D., Universität des Saarlandes
  • 1996 Habilitation, TU München
  • Since 1999 Professor for Pharmacology (C4), LMU München

Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences

Key publications

  • Fenske S, …, Biel M, Wahl-Schott C (2020) cAMP-dependent regulation of HCN4 controls the tonic entrainment process in sinoatrial node pacemaker cells. Nat Commun. 11:5555.
  • Böhm S,...,Biel M, Michalakis S, Becirovic E. (2020) A gene therapy for inherited blindness using dCas9-VPR-mediated transcripional activation. Science Advances 6:eaba5614.
  • Hammelmann V,…, Biel M (2019). Abolishing cAMP sensitivity in HCN2 pacemaker channels induces generalized seizures. JCI Insight pii: 126418.
  • Sakurai Y, Kolokoltsov AA, Chen CC, Tidwell MW, Bauta WE, Klugbauer N, Grimm C, Wahl-Schott C, Biel M, Davey RA (2015) Two pore channels control Ebolavirus host cell entry and are drug targets for disease treatment. Science 347, 995-998.
  • Ludwig A, Zong X, Jeglitsch M, Hofmann F, Biel M (1998) A family of hyperpolarization-activated mammalian cation channels. Nature 393:587-591.