Curriculum Vitae

Scientific and professional career

since 2012:                             Tenure position: Professor of Neuroscience, Jacobs University Bremen, JCLL

since 2010:                             Co-Speaker of Research Center “AgeAct – Interaction of Aging Processes” at Jacobs University (together with Ursula M. Staudinger)

since 2008:                             Member of Center for Cognitive Science, University Bremen

2005-2011:                             Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Human Performance at Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning (JCLL), Jacobs University Bremen

Aug – Dec 2004:                  Visiting Professor at SISSA/ISAS International School for Advanced Studies, Cognitive Neuroscience Sector, Trieste, Italy

Apr – Dec 2004:                  Visiting Scientist at the University of Tübingen, Dept. Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology

1998-2004:                            Head of the research group: ‘Cortical Reorganization and Learning’, Dept. Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen

1993-1998:                              Research Assistant at the Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University of Bochum

1996:                                          PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) awarded by the Department of Biology, Ruhr-University of Bochum

Thesis:                                      Optische Registrierung intrinsischer Signale: Repräsentationen und Plastizität in primären sensorischen Kortizes (Optical imaging of intrinsic signals: representations and plasticity in primary sensory cortices); Supervisor: PD Dr. Hubert Dinse, Prof. Werner v. Seelen

1993:                                         Diploma (“Diplom-Biologe”) awarded by the Department of Biology, Ruhr-University of Bochum

Thesis:                                      Plastizität im primären somatosensorischen Cortex (SI) der Ratte (Plasticity in the primary somatosensory cortex (SI) of rats)

1986 – 1992:                             Study of Biology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum


1998:                                      Volkswagen Foundation: head of a ‘junior research group’

2005:                                      Tursky Award for Excellence in Psychophysiological Research (together with Ahmed A. Karim; awarded at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) in Lissabon, Portugal)

2007:                                      Sparkassenpreis der Unifreunde Bremen for cooperative projects between University Bremen and Jacobs University, together with Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Ekkehard Küstermann, Peter Erhard (both University Bremen), and Markus Ebke (Hospital Bremen-Centre)