Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Kipp


Universitätsmedizin Rostock
Institut für Anatomie Rostock
Gertrudenstraße 9

18057 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (0)381 - 494 8401 (Sekretariat Anatomie)
Raum 2.10
E-Mail: markus.kipp{bei}med.uni-rostock.de


Link zur Arbeitsgruppe:  AG ProMyelo

Scientific profile

Our group is interested to understand the physiology and pathology of the axon-oligodendrocyte-myelin unit. Particularly, we are interested to understand to what extend stressed oligodendrocytes regulate peripheral immune cell recruitment, and by which neuroanatomical pathways peripheral immune cells gain access into the CNS parenchyma. To address our scientific challenges we use state of the art techniques such as design-based stereology, a set of behavioral analyses such as high speed ventral plane videography, or positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Whenever possible, we compare our pre-clinical results with post-mortem samples, obtained from MS patient donors.

Further interests

  • Using smartphones and wearable devices to monitor behavioral changes in Multiple Sclerosis patients
  • Complex gait analyses in mice
  • Control of innate immunity


  • Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR)
  • German Anatomical Society (Anatomische Gesellschaft)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft



  • Neuroanatomie: Nachschlagen, Lernen, Verstehen

             Markus Kipp , Kalinka Radlanski

             KVM - Der Medizinverlag 

             978-3-86867-409-5 (ISBN)


  • Neuroanatomie 3D  - Schädelbasis und Hirnnerven

             Lehmanns Media  (Verlag)

             978-3-96543-135-5 (ISBN)


  • Oligodendrocyte Physiology and Pathology Function

             ISBN 978-3-03943-689-7 (Hbk); ISBN 978-3-03943-690-3 (PDF) 

             https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03943-690-3 (registering DOI) 

  • © 2020 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND licence


Other activities:

  • Honorary Judge at the Aachen District Court, 2013-2014
  • Chief executive officer (CEO) “Steinbeis-ProMyelo Research Center”, since 2012
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Universitäts-Service GmbH, since 2018


Currently funded projects

Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft Research grant (Aktivierung der "unfolded Protein Response" bei Multipler Sklerose: Funktion im Rahmen der Läsionsentstehung und Progression)

British Multiple Sclerosis Society (Could modified heparin promote myelin repair)

Novartis industrial collaboration (Wearable sensors in Multiple Sclerosis)

Novartis industrial collaboration (Neuroprotective functions of Siponimod)

Curriculum vitae

2006 Approbation in human medicine Faculty of Medicine, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
2008 Doctorate as Dr. med. Faculty of Medicine, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
2010 Habilitation degree in Anatomy; Faculty of Medicine, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
2011 Doctorate as Dr. rer. nat. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
2010 - 2012 Research Fellow; VU medical center Amsterdam
2012 Appointment for W1-professorship for Cellular Neurodegeneration RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Medicine
2015 Appointment for W2-professorship for Neuroanatomy and Histology LMU Munich University, Faculty of Medicine
2018 Appointment for W3-professorship for Anatomy University Rostock, Faculty of Medicine
Since 2018 Director of the Institute of Anatomy, University medical center Rostock