Thoralf Herrmann
Scientist Neurophysics
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Areas of activity

Electrical stimulation and derivation of nerve cells in tissue sections and cell culture. Analysis of activity patterns of neuronal networks in vitro. Characterization of microelectrode arrays. Development, support and application of MEA technology.

Stages of career

Since 1999    Scientific assistant at the NMI Reutlingen

1988-1998     Study of Physics at the University of Tübingen, Diploma Thesis at the NMI Reutlingen

Dr. Günther Zeck
Group Leader Neurophysics
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Research interests  

Neurotechnologies and applications

  • CMOS - based neurochips
            Parallel detection of neuronal activity with 16000 sensors
            Capacitive stimulation of neuronal activity with capacitor arrays
            Tissue analysis - chip coupling
  • multi-electrode arrays
            Neuronal cell cultures (rat)
            Electrical stimulation
  • retina
            Detection/analysis of extracellular activity in rabbit, rat and mouse retinas
            Detection/analysis of single cell activity and field potentials in blind retinas
            Electrical stimulation of healthy and blind retinas

Curriculum vitae

Group leader at the NMI since 2010

2006 - 2010 Senior Postdoc, Max Planck Inst. Neurobiology, Martinsried

2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral researcher at Mass. General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

1998-2002 Dr. rer. nat., Biophysics, TU Munich & Max Planck Inst. Biochemistry

1992 - 1998 Physics studies at the TU Munich


Graduate School of Neural Information Processing, Bernstein Centre Tübingen

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