Prof. Dr. med. Jakob von Engelhardt

Welcome to the Institute of Pathophysiology

The Institute of Pathophysiology belongs to the University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and is located in the Biomedical Research Centre (BFZ) on the University Campus.


The Research Groups of the Institute of Pathophysiology are:

Prof. Jakob von Engelhardt:

Prof. Maik Stüttgen:

Prof. Albrecht Stroh:

Dr. Shimpei Ishiyama

Dr. Christina Buetfering



All of our research groups are members of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and part of the rhine main neuroscience Network (rmn²).


Students and Teaching

We happily offer students of various disciplines (medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology etc.) the opportunity to conduct their theses (MD, bachelor, master and PhD) at our institute. In order to offer students the best conditions, our Institute is part of the doctoral program "Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine" (TransMed). Current job offers can be found on our webpage by following this link.

As one of the pre-clinical institutes of the Medical School, we offer lectures, seminars and practical classes in basic physiology and pathophysiology for medical and dentistry students.

Additionally, we are giving lectures in basic physiology, pathophysiology and neuroscience for pharmacy and biomedicine students. More detailed Information about the teaching responsibilities of the Institute for Pathophysiology can be found on ILIAS.





Institute of Pathophysiology

Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität

Duesbergweg 6

D-55128 Mainz




New paper, The selfish network (Pdf-file, 1,4 MB): by the Stroh lab

New paper in JEAB by the Stüttgen lab on mechanisms of perceptual criterion learning!


Institute members Sonia Ruggieri and Maik Stüttgen represented our institute at the Mainzer Firmenlauf, both finishing with their personal top marks! Preparations to attend the Gutenberg relay marathon and half marathon in 2024 are underway!

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