Ekrem Dere studied Psychology at the University of Düsseldorf and obtained his diploma in 1999. In 2003 he was awarded with a PhD degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Düsseldorf. In 2007 he obtained his habilitation and venia legendi for Psychology at the same university. He received a Heisenberg stipend from the German Science Foundation in 2009 and was recruited as a Full Professor for the Pathology of Cerebral Aging at the Université Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC Paris 6). In 2012, he received a détachment from the UPMC Paris 6 and joined the Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany for a research stay of a maximum of 5 years.
Ekrem Dere is a behavioral neuroscientist with a research focus on the neurobiology and neuropathology of episodic memory and the behavioral functions of gap junctions in the brain. In the past he has developed an animal model of episodic-like memory that is now widely used for the cognitive phenotyping of mouse models of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiartric disorders.
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