Associate Investigators

Prof. Dr. Peter Kohl

Prof. Dr. Peter Kohl


Prof. Dr. Peter Kohl
Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine
University Heart Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg

T +49 761 270 63950

Further Information


10 selected publications:

  • Electron microscopy of cardiac 3D nanodynamics: form, function, future.
    Kohl P, Greiner J, Rog-Zielinska EA. (2022)
    Nat Rev Cardiol 19:607-619
  • Beat-by-beat cardiomyocyte T-tubule deformation drives tubular content exchange.
    Rog-Zielinska EA, Scardigli M, Peyronnet R, Zgierski-Johnston CM, Greiner J, Madl J, O'Toole ET, Morphew M, Hoenger A, Sacconi L, Kohl P. 2021
    Circ Res 128:203-215
  • Cardiac mechano-electric coupling: acute effects of mechanical stimulation on heart rate and rhythm.
    Quinn TA, Kohl P (2021)
    Physiol Rev 2021/101(1):37-92
  • Potassium channel-based optogenetic silencing.
    Bernal Sierra YA, Rost BR, Pofahl M, Fernandes AM, Kopton RA, Moser S, Holtkamp D, Masala N, Beed P, Tukker JJ, Oldani S, Bönigk W, Kohl P, Baier H, Schneider-Warme F, Hegemann P, Beck H, Seifert R, Schmitz D. (2018)
    Nat Commun 2018/9:4611
  • Cell-accurate optical mapping across the entire developing heart.
    Weber M, Scherf N, Meyer AM, Panáková D, Kohl P, Huisken J. (2017)
    Elife 2017/6:e28307
  • Mechanically induced ectopy via stretch-activated cation-nonselective channels is caused by local tissue deformation and results in ventricular fibrillation if triggered on the repolarization wave edge (commotio cordis).
    Quinn TA, Jin H, Lee P, Kohl P. (2017)
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2017/10:e004777
  • Electrotonic coupling of excitable and nonexcitable cells in the heart revealed by optogenetics.
    Quinn TA, Camelliti P, Rog-Zielinska EA, Siedlecka U, Poggioli T, O'Toole ET, Knöpfel T, Kohl P. (2016)
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2016/113(51):14852-14857
  • Novel therapeutic strategies targeting fibroblasts and fibrosis in heart disease.
    Gourdie RG, Dimmeler S, Kohl P. (2016)
    Nat Rev Drug Discov 2016/15:620-638

  • Bub G, Tecza M, Helmes M, Lee P, Kohl P. (2010)
    Nat Methods 2010/7(3):209-11; doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1429.
  • Axial stretch of rat single ventricular cardiomyocytes causes an acute and transient increase in Ca2+ spark rate.
    Iribe G, Ward CW, Camelliti P, Bollensdorff C, Mason F, Burton RA, Garny A, Morphew MK, Hoenger A, Lederer WJ, Kohl P. (2009)
    Circ Res 2009/104(6):787-95