Vita

1984Abitur, Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium, Groß-Bieberau.
1984-1991Studies of Biology, Technical University of of Darmstadt.
1991Diploma, Department of Biology, Technical University of Darmstadt. Thesis: Learning-induced plasticity in spectrotemporal receptive fields in auditory cortex. Predicate: summa cum laude.
1992-1995Supported by DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Theory and physiology of neuronal networks".
1995Dissertation, Department of Biology, Technical University of Darmstadt. Thesis: Nonlinear neuronal interactions between spectral components in complex signal representation in auditory cortex. Predicate: summa cum laude.
1996-1997Postdoc at the Leibniz Insitute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg. Research on cortical processing of temporal sound features.
1997-1998Postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Research on neuronal dynamics in awake behaving animals.
1999-nowGroup leader at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg. Setup of a laboratory for the study of multichannel cortical neurodyamics in awake behaving rodents. Establishment of single-trial analysis methods. Research on learning-induced plasticity. Teaching at the departments of Neuroscience and Physics and at the Medical School. Supervision of graduate projects (dissertations) from science departments and medical departments.
2002Habilitation at the Faculty of Medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.
2003Winner of the "BioFuture" award of the BMBF.
2004"Secundo loco" in the list for a C3 professorship for physiology at the Faculty for Medicine of the University of Hamburg (under Prof. A.K. Engel)


2004"Secundo loco" in the list for a C3 professorship for Experimental Audiology
University of Münster
2006Deadline of a call to a W2 professorship at the University of Münster


2006 - 2011W2/C3 Professor, University of Magdeburg
since 2010Coordinator of the SFB 779 "Neurobiology of motivated behavior"


2010Shortlisted for professor position W3 (primo loco) University of Tübingen
2010Shortlisted for professor position W3 (primo loco) University of Freiburg
2011Decline of a call to a W3 professorship at the University of Freiburg
since 2011Director of the Department "System physiology of learning" at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg
since 2011W3-Professor, University of Magdeburg, Institute for Biology

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