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Born: March 9, 1943; Munich, Germany
Nationality: German


1962 - 1964             
Study of Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich
1964 - 1965              
Medicine at Sorbonne, Troisième Cycle de Neurophysiologie, Faculté des Sciences, Paris
1965 - 1968              
Continuation of medical studies at LMU, Munich
1966 - 1968              
Thesis at the MPI for Psychiatry, Munich, Supervisor Prof. O. Creutzfeldt
State Examination in Medicine and Defense of MD Thesis at LMU Munich: "The role of telencephalic commissures in bilateral EEG-synchrony"
1969 - 1970              
Clinical stages at University Hospital LMU Munich to obtain approbation
Approbation as General Physician, part time work as MD until 1980
Habilitation for Physiology at the Medical Faculty, Technical University, Munich

Professional Experience

Postdoc, Dept. Psychology, University of Sussex
1972 - 1975               
Postdoc position at the MPI for Psychiatry with Prof. H.D. Lux
Offer of the Chair for Human Neurobiology, University Bielefeld, Germany
1972 - 1981               
Lecturer for Neurophysiology at the Technical University Munich, Dept. Informatics Lecturer for Physiology at the Technical University Munich in the Curriculum „Medicine“
1972 - 1981               
Member of the special research field SFB Cybernetics, funded by the German Research Society (DFG)
Part time appointment as MD at the Neurology Ward, MPI for Psychiatry, Munich
1975 - 1981               
Independent group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich
Offer of chair at the Brain Research Institute at University of Zurich, Switzerland
Professor for Physiology at Technical University, Munich
1981 - 2011               
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Dept.of Neurophysiology, Frankfurt, Germany
Guest Professorship at the Collège de France, Paris, France
2004 - pres.               
Founding Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt
2004 - pres.               
Founding Co-Director of the Brain Imaging Center (BIC), Frankfurt
2006 - pres.               
Founding Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Forum (former Dahlem Conference), Frankfurt
2008 - pres.               
Founding Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt
4/2011 - pres.           
Emeritus Status at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
4/2011 - pres.           
Senior Fellow at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society

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