Institute of Molecular Psychiatry

  • Director: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Zimmer
  • University of Bonn
  • Venusberg-Campus 1, Bldg. 76
  • 53127 Bonn

Welcome to the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry. Our research aims to help solving one of the greatest challenges of biomedical research: understanding how the brain works and how psychiatric illnesses develop.

At the focus of our research are molecules that modulate the interaction between the different cells of the central nervous system, which include neurons, glial and immune cells. Most brain disorders are caused by disturbances in brain cell communication or a loss of neurons. Both processes are often intertwined.

Colleagues, patients and other interested visitors will find more information on this website on our research program and our research team. You will also find a list of our publications and the corresponding PDF files, if we are permitted to post them.

Students will find an overview of our general teaching program and information about specific courses. You will also find information if you are considering us for your bachelor or master thesis as well as dissertation.

I am glad to hear from you, if you have any questions or suggestions.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Zimmer
Director, Institute of Molecular Psychiatry

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Andreas Zimmer


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Prof Dr.

Rudi Balling


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PD Dr. rer. nat.

Andras Bilkei-Gorzo


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Kerstin Nicolai



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Eva Drews-Uebbing


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Edda Erxlebe



Anne Zimmer

Technician/ Secretariat


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Andreas Zimmer

Research Highlights

2020/10/08: Cannabinoids, depression and maternal care Endocannabinoid (eCB) signaling has been heavily implicated in the modulation of anxiety, depressive behavior and emotional learning