Anke Witting studied biology in Oldenburg, Germany. She did her Ph.D. degree work from 1997 to 2000 at the laboratory of Helmut Kettenmann at the MDC in Berlin on the recognition of apoptotic neurons by microglia cells in vitro. In 2000, she received the Dr.rer.nat degree in biology from the Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2000 to 2006, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with N. Stella and T. Montine at the University of Washington in Seattle. There, she helped describe the presence and function of the endocannabinoid system in micorglia and its role in the regulation of neuroinfalmmation. Since 2007, she has been the leader of the Neuroinflammation Research Group at the Department of Neurology of Ulm University. The main topics of her work are the relationship of microglial activation and mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration with a special focus on ALS and Huntington’s disease.
Biography Updated on 11 October 2012