Dr. rer. nat. Christian Schiffer

Regenerative Biomedicine
Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Geb. D11
48149 Münster
Tel. +49 (0)251 83-54837
E-Mail Dr. Christian Schiffer

 

 

 

  • Scientific career

    2006-2012 Studies of Biochemistry at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
    2013-2016 Ph.D. thesis at the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) of the Max Planck Society, Bonn
    2016 Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry, University of Cologne
    2016 Scientist at the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) of the Max Planck Society, Bonn
    since 2016 Scientist at the "Centrum für Reproduktionsmedizin und Andrologie" of the University Hospital Münster
    2017 Klaus Tschira Award
  • Publications

    Brenker C, Rehfeld A, Schiffer C, Kierzek M, Kaupp UB, Skakkebæk NE, Strünker T (2018) "Synergistic activation of CatSper Ca2+ channels in human sperm by oviductal ligands and endocrine disrupting chemicals." Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 5. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dey275.
     
    Rennhack A, Schiffer C, Brenker C, Fridman D, Nitao ET, Cheng YM, Tamburrino L, Balbach M, Stölting G, Berger TK, Kierzek M, Alvarez L, Wachten D, Zeng XH, Baldi E, Publicover S, Kaupp UB, Strünker T (2018). "A novel cross-species inhibitor to study the function of CatSper Ca2+ channels in sperm." Br J Pharmacol. 2018 May 3. doi: 10.1111/bph.14355
     
    Brenker, C.* & Schiffer, C.*, Wagner I.V., Tüttelmann, F., Röpke, A., Rennhack, A., Kaupp, U.B., Strünker, T. (2018) "Action of steroids and plant triterpenoids on CatSper Ca2+ channels in human sperm." PNAS 115, E344-E346. *Equal contribution.
     
    Schiffer, C., Müller, A., Egeberg, D.L., Alvarez, L., Brenker, C., Rehfeld, A., Frederiksen, H., Wäschle, B., Kaupp, U.B., Balbach, M., Wachten, D., Skakkebaek, N.E., Almstrup, K. & Strünker, T. (2014) „Direct action of endocrine disrupting chemicals on human sperm.” EMBO Reports 15, 758-765.
     
    Thamm, M., Rolke, D., Jordan, N., Balfanz, S., Schiffer, C., Baumann, A., Blenau, W. (2013) "Function and distribution of 5-HT2 receptors in the honeybee (Apis mellifera)." PLoS One 12, e82407.