Tobias Bonhoeffer

Synapses - Circuits - Plasticity
+49 89 8578 3750

Curriculum Vitae

Born 9. January 1960 in Berkeley, USA.

Physics Degree at Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen (1984).

PhD in Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen (1988).

Postdoc with Amiram Grinvald and Torsten Wiesel, Rockefeller University, New York (1989/90).

Research Assistant with Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt (1991/1992).

Independent Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Martinsried (1993-1998).

Director, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried (since 1998), now Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence.

Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University München (since 2002).

Governor, Wellcome Trust, London, UK (2014-2021).

Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Norway (since 2014).

Scientific Advisor, Chan Zuckerberg Advisor, San Francisco, USA (since 2016).

Honors and awards

  • Member of the Academia Europaea (since 2003).
  • Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine (2004).
  • Member of EMBO (since 2006).
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (since 2010).
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (since 2020).
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