Oliver Weinmann

Oliver Weinmann

Senior Research Technician

Phone: +41 44 63 58769

Address: Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zürich

Room number: TFA 00.40


 Curriculum Vitae


Oliver Wilhelm Weinmann

Born 21th April, 1965 in Trüllikon, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss

Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260

CH-8057 Zürich

Professional Positions


Research Technician Neuroanatomy and Histology

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Prof. Meyer

Vetsuisse Faculty, University Zurich, Switzerland

Research Technician Neuromorphology

Brain Research Institute, Group of Prof. Schwab, ETH and University of Zurich, Switzerland


Research Technician Neuromorphology

Institute f. Pharmacology, Group of Prof. Möhler and Prof. Ftitschy University of Zurich, Switzerland


07/198 – 07/1993





Biology Technician Bacteriology, Histology & Biochemistry

CIBA GEIGY Plant Division, Group of Dr. Hofmann, Dielsdorf ZH

University Hospital Zürich, Prof. Lüthy and Prof. Siegenthaler

Veterinary Hospital, Institute f. Bacteriology, Prof. Bertschinger



Senior Scientific Laboratory Technician with Advanced Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training 

(Naturwissenschaftlicher Labortechniker / Diplomierter Laborant HFP
07/1981–01/1984 Pharmabiologie Laborant  Swiss Federal Certificate

Research Interests

Oliver Weinmann’s main research interests are the role of synapse maturation and microglia activity in brain development and behaviour relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders after prenatal infection. In order to address the question of how microglia influence synapse maturation and synapse pathology in the etiology of various neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, autism and mood disorders, he will apply a range of approaches using high resolution immunohistochemical and biochemical post-mortem analysis, advanced fluorescence microscopy, as well as imaging processing and unbiased stereology analysis in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of rodents and humans.

selected Publications (Co-autor previous group)


Cereb Cortex. 2017 May 15:1-9

Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2017 Apr;43(3):242-251

Nat Protoc. 2015 Jan;10(1):53-74

Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1250-5. 

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 21;110(21)