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
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)
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
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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