PD Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Wicht

  Forschungsschwerpunkte Vita Publikationen


Vergleichende Anatomie der Chordatiere, Chronobiologie, Geschichte der Anatomie.

Vita academica:

Geboren 1958 in Darmstadt, Studium der Biologie (Schwerpunkt Zoologie) an der TH Darmstadt, Diplom 1984, Promotion ebendort 1988. Forschungsaufenthalt an der Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla / CA, USA 1988/89, seit 1990 wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Fachbereich Medizin der Goethe-Universität. Habilitation und Venia legendi für das Gesamtfach Humananatomie 1997, Prosektor der Dr. Senckenbergischen Anatomie von 1994 - 2004. Seit 2004 persönlicher Assistent des Dekanes des Fachbereichs Medizin der Goethe-Universität, seit 2020 Mitarbeiter am Dr. Senckenbergischen Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin. 

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A. Bücher:

  1. H.W., U. Benzenhöfer: Zur Geschichte der Dr. Senckenbergischen Anatomie in Frankfurt am Main. Frankfurt am Main, 2019.
  2. Andere anatomische Anekdoten. Heidelberg 2014.
  3. Anatomische Anekdoten. Heidelberg 2009.
  4. Schräglagen und Wehklagen. Mehring 2005. 

B. Kommentare, publizierte Briefe:

H.-W. Korf, H.W.: The public cadaver. Nature 428 (2004), S. 805.

C. Beiträge zu Sammelbänden:

  1. Lexikon der Neurowissenschaften. Heidelberg 2000, 4 Bde. Über 70 Einträge mit zahlreichen Illustrationen von H.W.
  2. H.W., U. Tusch: Ontogeny of the head and nervous system of myxinoids. In: J.-M. Joergensen, J.P. Lomholt, R.E. Weber, and H. Malte (Eds.): The Biology of Hagfishes. London 1998, S. 431-451.
  3. H.W., R. Nieuwenhuys: Hagfishes (Myxinoidea). In: R. Nieuwenhuys, H.-J. ten Donkelaar, C. Nicholson (Eds).: The Central Nervous System of Vertebrates. Heidelberg 1997, S. 497-549.
  4. H.-W. Korf, H.W.: Receptor and effector mechanisms in the pineal organ. In: A. Ermisch, R. Landgraf, H.-J. Rühle (Eds.): Progress in Brain Research, 91 (1992), S. 285-297.
  5. W.H., W. Himstedt: Brain stem projections to the telencephalon in two species of amphibians, Triturus alpestris (Urodela) and Ichthyophis kohtaoensis (Gymnophiona). In: W.K. Schwerdtfeger, P. Germroth (Eds.): The forebrain of nonmammals. Heidelberg 1990, S. 43-55. 

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D. Originalarbeiten, peer reviewed

  1. J. Metzger, H.W., H.-W. Korf, M. Pfeffer: Seasonal Variations of Locomotor Activity Rhythms in Melatonin-Proficient and-Deficient Mice under Seminatural Outdoor Conditions. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 35 (2020), S. 58-71.
  2. M. Pfeffer, H.-W. Korf, H.W.: Synchronizing effects of melatonin on diurnal and circadian rhythms. General and comparative endocrinology, 258 (2018), S. 215 -221.
  3. M. Pfeffer, S. Gispert, G. Auburger, H.W., H.-W. Korf: Impact of Ataxin-2 knock out on circadian locomotor behavior and PER immunoreaction in the SCN of mice. Chronobiology International, 34 (2017), S. 129 -137.
  4. M. Pfeffer, H.-W. Korf, H.W.: The role of the melatoninergic system in light-entrained behavior of mice. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18 (2017), S. 530.
  5. C. Fischer, T. Mueller, M. Pfeffer, H.W., C. von Gall, H.-W. Korf: Melatonin receptor 1 deficiency affects feeding dynamics and pro-opiomelanocortin expression in the arcuate nucleus and pituitary of mice. Neuroendocrinology, 105 (2017), S. 35-43.
  6. M. Pfeffer, H.W., C. von Gall, H.-W. Korf: Owls and larks in mice. Frontiers in Neurology, 6 (2015).
  7. T-T. Brehm, H.-W. Korf, U. Benzenhöfer, C. Schomerus, H.W.: Notes on the history of the Dr. Senckenbergische Anatomie in Frankfurt / Main. Part II. The Dr. Senckenbergische Anatomie during the Third Reich and its body supply. Annals of Anatomy, 201 (2015), S. 111-119.
  8. T.-T. Brehm, H.-W. Korf, U. Benzenhöfer, C. Schomerus, H.W.: Notes on the history of the Dr. Senckenbergische Anatomie in Frankfurt / Main. Part I. Development of student numbers, body procurement, and gross anatomy courses from 1914 to 2013. Annals of Anatomy, 201 (2015), S. 99-110.
  9. H.W., H.-W. Korf, H. Ackermann, D. Ekhart, C. Fischer, and M. Pfeffer: Chronotypes and rhythm stability in mice. Chronobiology International, 31 (2014), S. 27-36.
  10. H.W., E. Laedtke, H.-W. Korf, C. Schomerus: Spatial and temporal expression patterns of Bmal delineate a circadian clock in the nervous system of Branchiostoma lanceolatum. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518 (2010), S.1837-1846.
  11. H.-W. Korf, H.W., R.L. Snipes, J.-P. Timmermans, F. Paulsen, G. Rune, E. Baumgart-Vogt: The dissection course – necessary and indispensable for teaching anatomy to medical students. Annals of Anatomy, 190 (2008), S. 16-22
  12. C. Schomerus, H.-W. Korf, E. Laedtke, F. Moret, Q. Zhang, H.W.: Nocturnal behavior and rhythmic Period gene expression in a lancelet, Branchiostoma lanceolatum . Journal of Biological Rhythms, 23 (2008), S. 170-181.
  13. H.W., T. C. Lacalli: The nervous system of amphioxus: Structure, development, and evolutionary significance. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 83 (2005), S. 122-150.
  14. S. Kornfeld, B. Schwalm, S. Grotta, H.-W. Korf, H.W.: Konzeption und Evaluation eines interaktiven, explorierbaren anatomischen Lernprogrammes. Medizinische Ausbildung, 21 (2004), S. 4-9
  15. C.A. Kell, F. Dehghani, H.W., C.A. Molina, H.-W. Korf, J.H. Stehle: Distribution of transcription factor ICER (inducible cyclicAMP early repressor) in rodent brain and pituitary. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 478 (2004), S. 379-394.
  16. D. Ekhart, H.-W. Korf, H.W.: Cytoarchitecture, topography, and descending supraspinal projections in the anterior central nervous system of Branchiostoma lanceolatum. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 466 (2003), S. 319-330.
  17. G.E. Romanos, C.G. Toh, C.H. Siar, H.W., H. Yacoob, and G.H. Nentwig: Bone-implant interface around titanium implants under different loading conditions: a histomorphometrical analysis in the Macaca fascicularis monkey. Journal of Periodontology, 74 (2003), S. 1483-1490.
  18. M.F. Wullimann, L. Puelles, H.W.: Early postembryonic neural development in the zebrafish: a 3-D reconstruction of forebrain proliferation zones shows their relation to prosomeres. European Journal of Morphology, 37 (1999), S. 55-57
  19. H.W., E. Maronde, J. Olcese, and H.-W. Korf: A semiquantitative image-analytical method for the recording of dose-response curves in immunocytochemical preparations. The Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 47 (1999), S. 411-419
  20. E. Maronde, H.W., K. Taskén, H.-G. Genieser, F. Dehghani, J. Olcese, and H.-W. Korf: CREB phosphorylation and melatonin biosynthesis in the rat pineal gland: Involvement of cyclic AMP dependent protein kinase type II. Journal of Pineal Research, 27 (1999), S. 170-182
  21. C. Schneider, H.W., J. Enderich, M. Wegner, H. Rohrer: Bone morphogenetic proteins are required in vivo for the generation of sympathetic neurons. Neuron, 24 (1999), S. 861-870
  22. E. Maronde, M. Pfeffer, C. von Gall , F. Dehghani , C. Schomerus, H.W., S. Kroeber, J. Olcese, J.H. Stehle, and H.-W. Korf: Signal transduction in the rodent pineal organ. From the membrane to the nucleus. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 460 (1999), S. 109-31.
  23. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Telencephalic connections in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stouti), with special reference to the thalamo-pallial system. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 395 (1998), S. 245-260
  24. A. Schnabel, H.W., I. Wachenfeld, M. Wagner, J. Reul, J. Winckler, H. Bratzke: Histomorphometrische und computertomographische Analyse der Wirbelkörperspongiosa von Drogenabhängigen. Rechtsmedizin, 8 (1998), S. 212-215.
  25. R.G. Northcutt, H.W.: Connections of the medial and lateral pallia of the Silver lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis). Brain, Behavior, Evolution, 49 (1997), S. 1-19.
  26. H.W.: The brains of lampreys and hagfishes: characteristics, characters and comparisons. Brain, Behavior, Evolution, 48 (1996), S. 248-261.
  27. C. Weigle, H.W., H.-W. Korf: A possible homologue of the suprachiasmatic nucleus in lampreys (Lampetra fluviatilis). Neuroscience Letters, 217 (1996), S. 173-176.
  28. B. Braun, H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Distribution of gonadotropin-releasing hormone immunoreactivity in the brain of the Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stouti (Craniata: Myxinoidea). Journal of Comparative Neurology, 353 (1995), S. 464-476.
  29. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Ontogeny of the head of the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stouti, Myxinoidea): Development of the lateral line system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B, 349 (1995), S. 119-134.
  30. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: An immunohistochemical study of the telencephalon and the diencephalon in a myxinoid jawless fish, the Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stouti. Brain, Behavior, Evolution, 43 (1994), S. 140-161.
  31. H.W., A. Derouiche, H.-W. Korf: An immunocytochemical investigation of glial morphology the Pacific hagfish: Radial and autonomous glia have the same phylogenetic age. Journal of Neurocytology, 23 (1994), S. 565-576.
  32. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Observations on the development of the lateral line system in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stouti, Myxinoidea). European Journal of Morphology, 32 (1994), S. 257-261.
  33. L. Krug, H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Connections of the thalamic eminence of the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Neuroscience Letters, 149 (1993), S. 145-148.
  34. H.W., H.-W.Korf, N.C. Schaad: Morphological and immunocytochemical heterogeneity of cultured pinealocytes from one week- and two-month old rats: planimetric and densitometric investigations. Journal of Pineal Research, 14 (1993), S. 128-137
  35. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Secondary olfactory projections and pallial topography in the Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stouti. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 337 (1993), S. 529-542.
  36. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: The forebrain of the Pacific hagfish: A cladistic reconstruction of the ancestral craniate forebrain. Brain, Behavior, Evolution, 40 (1992), S. 25-64.
  37. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: FMRFamide-like immunoreactivity in the brain of the Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stouti (Myxinoidea). Cell and Tissue Research, 270 (1992), S. 443-449.
  38. H.-W. Korf, H.W.: Das Pinealorgan der Wirbeltiere: ein Modell für Untersuchungen von Rezeptor- und Effektormechanismen in neuronalen Systemen. Naturwissenschaften, 78 (1991), S. 437-444.
  39. H.W., R.G. Northcutt: Retinofugal and retinopetal projections in the Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stouti. Brain, Behavior, Evolution, 36 (1990), S. 315-328.
  40. H.W., W. Himstedt: Topologic and connectional analysis of the dorsal thalamus of Triturus alpestris (Amphibia, Urodela, Salamandridae). Journal of Comparative Neurology, 267 (1988), S. 545-561.
  41. H.W., W. Himstedt: Two thalamo-telencephalic pathways in a urodele, Triturus alpestris. Neuroscience Letters, 68 (1986), S. 90-94.  Nach oben