Otto W. Witte, MD
Otto Witte is the head of the Dept. of Neurology. He has a long standing experience in research on brain plasticity and brain aging. His research employs experimental approaches including molecular techniques and transgenic animals as well as clinical investigations, especially employing brain imaging. He chairs a proposed collaborative research center on brain ageing. Within the Jena Center for Systems Biology of Aging he is involved in a project which delineates genes and pathways determining the life span in different species. He serves as a referee for national and international funding agencies, including the EU ERC advanced grants.