Wolf Singer
Personal data
Name: Wolf Singer
Date of birth: March 9, 1943
Place of birth: Munich, Germany
Nationality: German
1962 - 1964Study 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
1968 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
1970 Approbation as General Physician, part time work as MD until 1980
1975 Habilitation for Physiology at the Medical Faculty, Technical University, Munich
Professional Experience
1971Postdoc, Dept. Psychology, University of Sussex
1972 - 1975 Postdoc position at the MPI for Psychiatry with Prof. H.D. Lux
1972 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)
1975 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
1976 Offer of chair at the Brain Research Institute  at University of Zurich, Switzerland
1980 Professor for Physiology at Technical University, Munich
1981 - 2011 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Dept. of Neurophysiology, Frankfurt, Germany
2003 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



Upcoming Lectures and Events

04 March 2021

mpibr External Postdoctoral Seminar Concatenations by Heike Blockus (Columbia University (New York)

Title: Synaptogenic activity of the axon guidance molecule Robo2 is critical for hippocamp... [more]

10 March 2021

Neuroscience Online Lecture by Ilaria Testa (Advanced Optical Bio-Imaging Laboratory Science for Life Laboratory, KTH Karolinska Institutet Science Park, Stockholm)

Title: A new look in the interior of cells with 3D MoNaLISA nanoscopy [more]

30 March 2021

Connecting Brains Lecture by André Fenton (New York University, New York, USA)

Title: Learning to Learn, across biological scales [more]

31 March 2021

Neuroscience Lecture by Emily Osterweil (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences University of Edinburgh)

Title: The long and short of altered translation in Fragile X [more]

07 April 2021

Neuroscience Online Lecture by Naoshige Uchida (Center for Brain Science, Harvard University Cambridge, USA)

Title: Diversity of dopamine neurons: multiple axes and vector prediction errors [more]