We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers from a range of fields, including physics, biomedical engineering, and biology.
Director/ Principal investigator
Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Ulrich G. Hofmann
Ulrich G. Hofmann received his Diploma in Technical Physics 1993 and his Ph.D. in Biophysics 1996 from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He stayed at the Abo Akademi, Finland, and the California Institute of Technology as a postdoc from 1996-1998. From 1999-2012 he headed the RG on Biosignal Processing and Neuroengineering at the Institute for Signal Processing of the University of Lübeck. From 2012 to 2018 he was the endowed Peter-Osypka-Professor at the Medical Center of the University of Freiburg. He is now Professor for Neuroelectronic Interfaces at the Department for General Neurosurgery, Freiburg. His long-term research aims to interface wet brains with cold electronics, not the least to treat diverse human illnesses and conditions.
Thomas J. Feuerstein recieved his degree in human medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He then continued his postdoctoral work at the State Psychiatric Hospital Reichenau and the Neurological University Hospital Freiburg. From 1989 to 1994, He worked as Head of Department, Clinical Research CNS, at the pharmaceutical firm of Goedecke AG / Parke-Davis (Freiburg and Ann Arbor, Michigan). In 1994, he accepted the offer to became a University Professor and was appointed the head of the Section of Clinical Neuropharmacology at the University Hospital Freiburg, until 2016. His current research interests are focused on local anti-epileptic therapies, modulation of transmitter release, receptor theory, and the mechanisms of epilepsy.
Virtual reality for rodents, closed-loop BMI: Rat Runs Robot
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Dr. Vidhya M. Ravi
Organotypic Slice Cultures, Immunohistochemistry, Microscopy
Steering electrical fields for high-frequency stimulation. Multichannel electrical stimulation
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Invivo validation of novel cortical implants, Mechanism of Electrical High-Frequency Stimulation
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Near Infrared Spectroscopy
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Laser Based CNS Stimulation
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