Professor Juergen Goetz

Director of CJCADR

Queensland Brain Institute

Overview

Professor Jürgen Götz is the Foundation Chair of Dementia Research and Director of the Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CADR) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland. Götz studied biochemistry at the University of Basel, and earned his PhD in immunology in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Georges Köhler at the Max-Planck-Institute in Freiburg, Germany (1989). After postdoctoral work at UCSF and the Preclinical Research Division at Novartis Ltd in Basel, he established his reputation in the Alzheimer’s field as a research group leader at the University of Zürich (1994–2005). From 2005 - 2012, before accepting his new position at the University of Queensland, he has been Chair of Molecular Biology and Director of the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Laboratory at the Brain and Mind Research Institute of the University of Sydney. Götz uses transgenic animal models to contribute to a better understanding of the role of tau and amyloid-beta in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Natural Science, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Publications

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Publications

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Conference Publication

  • Lesne, Sylvain, Amar, Fatou, Sherman, Mathew, Rush, Travis, Larson, Megan, Chang, Liu, Gotz, Jurgen, Schneider, Julie, Bennett, David, Ashe, Karen and Buisson, Alain (2016). SPECIFIC ALTERATIONS OF TAU PHOSPHORYLATION AND NEURONAL SIGNALING INDUCED BY THE AMYLOID-beta OLIGOMER A beta*56. 14th International Athens/Springfield Symposium on Advances In Alzheimer Therapy, Athens, Greece, Mar 09-12, 2016. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC.

  • Leinenga, Gerhard, Nisbet, Rebecca, Hatch, Robert, Van der Jeugd, Anneke, Evans, Harrison and Götz, Jürgen (2016). Scanning Focused Ultrasound disruption of the blood-brain barrier as an Alzheimer’s disease therapy. 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, Bethesda, MD, USA, 28 August - 1 September 2016. London, United Kingdom: BioMed Central. doi: 10.1186/s40349-016-0076-5

  • Götz, Jürgen, Nisbet, Rebecca, Van der Jeugd, Ann, Evans, Harrison and Leinenga, Gerhard (2016). Scanning ultrasound as a treatment tool of proteinopathies including Alzheimer’s disease. 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, Bethesda, MD, USA, 28 August - 1 September 2016. London, United Kingdom: BioMed Central. doi: 10.1186/s40349-016-0076-5

  • Gotz, Jurgen (2016). The many facets of dementia - basic science and translational strategies. Unknown, Unknown, Unknown. WILEY-BLACKWELL.

  • Leinenga, G. and Goetz, J. (2015). Effects of scanning focused ultrasound in an Alzheimer's mouse model. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian‐Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 23 - 27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

  • Turnbull, M., Goetz, J. and Coulson, E. (2015). Neurotrophin regulation of Alzheimer's disease pathology. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, 23-27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Goetz, J., Nisbet, R., Leinenga, G. and Van der Jeugd, A. (2015). Novel strategies to target tau and Ab toxicity. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, 23-27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13186

  • Van der Jeugd, A., Leinenga, G., Nisbet, R. and Goetz, J. (2015). Scanning ultrasound opens blood-brain barrier and improves pathologic abnormalities and behaviour in a mouse model of Alzheimer's. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 23 - 27 August 2015. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

  • Matamales, M., Skrbis, Z., Balleine, B., Goetz, J. and Bertran-Gonzalez, J. (2015). Striatal deficits underlie conflicted patterns of action selection in ageing. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, 23-27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Gotz, Jurgen (2011). Novel functions of the protein tau in disease. ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2011.07.111

  • Gotz, Jurgen, Lim, Yun-An, Ke, Yazi D., Eckert, Anne and Ittner, Lars M. (2010). Dissecting Toxicity of Tau and β-Amyloid. Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000283475

  • Eckert, Anne, Schulz, Kathrin L., Rhein, Virginie and Götz, Jürgen (2010). Convergence of amyloid-β and tau pathologies on mitochondria in vivo. Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/s12035-010-8109-5

  • Goetz, J. and Ittner, L. M. (2009). Axonal transport in tau transgenic mouse models. 4th European-Society-for-Neurochemistry Conference on Advances in Molecular Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders, Leipzig Germany, Jul 11-14, 2009. WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.

  • Schroeder, H., Goetz, J., Pilz, K., Kuhlage, S., de Vos, R. A. I., Bauer, T., Selzer, A. and Koehler, C. (2009). Neurofibrillary pathology in the brainstem of the tau mutant pR5 mouse. 9th International Conference on Alzheimers and Parkinson's Diseases (AD/PD), Prague Czech Republic, Mar 11-15, 2009. Bologna, Italy: Medimond.

  • Rhein, Virginie, Baysang, Ginette, Meier, Fides, Ozmen, Laurence, Bluethmann, Horst, Droese, Stefan, Brandt, Ulrich, Mueller-Spahn, Franz, Czech, Christian, Goetz, Jurgen and Eckert, Anne (2008). Altered mitochondrial respiration and energy metabolism in brain cells from transgenic Alzheimer's disease mice. 15th European Bioenergetic Conference, Dublin Ireland, Jul 19-24, 2008. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2008.05.335

  • Gotz, J., David, D., Hoerndli, F., Ke, Y. D., Schonrock, N., Wiesner, A., Fath, T., Bokhari, L., Lim, Y.-A., Deters, N. and Ittner, L. M. (2008). Functional genomics dissects pathomechanisms in tauopathies: mitosis failure and unfolded protein response. Basel, Switzerland: S Karger. doi: 10.1159/000113696

  • Eckert, Anne, Hauptmann, Susanne, Scherping, Isabel, Rhein, Virginie, Muller-Spahn, Franz, Gotz, Jürgen and Muller, Walter E. (2008). Soluble beta-amyloid leads to mitochondrial defects in amyloid precursor protein and tau transgenic mice. Basel, Switzerland: S Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000113689

  • Gotz J., Deters N., Doldissen A., Bokhari L., Ke Y., Wiesner A., Schonrock N. and Ittner L.M. (2007). A decade of tau transgenic animal models and beyond. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.2007.00051.x

  • Rhein, V, Baysang, G., Meier, F., Ozmen, L., Bluethmann, H., Savaskan, E., Mueller-Spahn, F., Czech, C., Goetz, J. and Eckert, A. (2007). Mitochondrial failure in a transgenic mice model of Alzheimer's disease with plaques and tangles. 25th Symposium of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft-Neuropsychopharmakologie-und-Pharmakopsychiatrie, Munich, Germany, 3-6 October 2007. Stuttgart, Germany: Georg Thieme. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-991813

  • Gotz, J. (2006). Transgenic animal models of Alzheimer's disease. 19th Congress of the European-College-of-Neuropsychopharmacology, Paris France, Sep 16-20, 2006. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. doi: 10.1016/S0924-977X(06)70110-9

  • Pennanen, L, David, D, Hoerndli, F, Kurosinski, P, Chen, F, Schild, A, Ferrari, A, Nitsch, RM and Gotz, J (2004). Amyloid-induced neurofibrillary tangle formation addressed in vivo and in vitro. 9th International Conference on Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders, Philadelphia Pa, Jul 17-22, 2004. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. doi: 10.1016/S0197-4580(04)80857-1

  • Chen, E, Schild, A, Kurosinski, P, Pennanen, L, Hoerndli, E, David, D, Ferrari, A, Nitsch, RM and Gotz, J (2003). In vivo and in vitro models of AD demonstrate a role of distinct phosphorylation sites of tau in neurofibrillary tangle formation. 16th Congress of the European-College-of-Neuropsychopharmacology, Prague Czech Republic, Sep 20-24, 2003.

  • Chen, F., Schild, A., Kurosinski, P., Pennanen, L., Hoerndli, F., David, D., Ferrari, A., Nitsch, R.M. and Götz, J. (2003). S.03.01 In vivo and in vitro models of AD demonstrate a role of distinct phosphorylation sites of tau in neurofibrillary tangle formation. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/s0924-977x(03)91605-1

  • Gotz, J, Chen, F, Ferrari, A, Kurosinski, P, Schild, A, Nitsch, RM and van Dorpe, J (2002). Amyloid-induced neurofibrillary tangle formation. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC.

  • Gotz, J, Chen, F and Nitsch, RM (2002). Interactions of beta-amyloid with the formation of neurofibrillary tangles in transgenic mice. 5th International Conference on the Progress in Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease/9th International Catecholamine Symposium, Kyoto Japan, Mar 31-Apr 05, 2001.

  • Chen, F, Ferrari, A, Nitsch, RM and Gotz, J (2001). The role of beta-amyloid addressed in tau filament-forming mice. BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD.

  • Götz, J., Barmettler, R., Ferrari, A., Goedert, M., Probst, A. and Nitsch, R. M. (2000). In vivo analysis of wild-type and FTDP-17 tau transgenic mice. New York Academy of Sciences.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision