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Ulf T. Eysel, MD

Senior (emeritus) Professor

Department of Neurophysiology

Ruhr University Bochum

44780 Bochum, Germany

Email: eysel@rub.de

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Curriculum vitae

1951-1964 
Visit of elementary and high school in Kassel (Hessen), high school diploma from Wilhelmschule in Kassel, 
1965 
Medical student at Free University Berlin, 
1966-1972 
Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 
1968/69 
Medical student, University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Florida, U.S.A.,
1971, 5 March 
final examination in Medicine, Berlin, 
1971, 26 November 
Medical thesis accepted with honorary degree, 
1972, 2 May 
state approval as Medical Doctor, 
1972-1974 
Research Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Institute of Physiology, Free University of Berlin (Prof. O.-J. Grüsser),
1974-1976 
Fellowship for Habilitation of the German Science Foundation (DFG),
1975 
Habilitation in "Physiology", Free University Berlin 
1976 
Professor of Physiology at the Institute of Physiology, University of Essen, 
1981/82 
Visiting professor at the University of Chicago, U.S.A., Department of Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences, 
1986 
International Chibret-Award (Franz Grehn and U. Eysel) 
1986 
Appointment to the Chair of Neurophysiology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, 
1987 
Head of the Department of Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum, 
1989 
Director of the Institute of Physiology, Ruhr-University Bochum 
1994 
Leibniz-Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 
1997/98 
President of the German Society for Neuroscience
1997-1999 
Dean of the Medical Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum
1999
Advisory Board, Max-Planck Institute of Brain Reserach, Frankfurt
Advisory Board, HGF Institute of Neurobiologie (IfN), Magdeburg,
Wissenschaftlich-Technischer Ausschuss des Aufsichtsrats (WTA), HGF Research Center Jülich (FZJ), Jülich
2001-2010 
Dean for Research, Medical Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum
2003
Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2004
Co-Director, Computing Center, Ruhr-University Bochum
Member and vice chairman of the DFG review board 206 "Neurosciences"
2005
Vice-Speaker of International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN)
2007
Chairman Section "Systems Neurobiology" of the German Society for Neuroscience
2008
Election as member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Federal Republic of Germany (Leopoldina)
Vice-President for Research of the Ruhr-University Bochum
2010
Head of the Department of Experimental Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum
2013
Senior (emeritus) Professor of Neurophysiology
2014
Advisory Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, Monash University, Australia
2015
Speaker of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Ruhr University Bochum
2016
deputy Senator of the National Academy of Sciences of the Federal Republic of Germany (Leopoldina)

Functions and memberships

  • Chairman scientific program advisory board "Neuroscience Research" Research Center Jülich
  • Chairman scientific advisory board of the Institute of Neurobiology, Magdeburg
  • Member Advisory Board Bernstein Center of Computational Neuroscience, Munich
  • Member Scientific Advisory Council, Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Universitat Munster
  • Member of the "Universitarer Forschungsausschuss", University Göttingen
  • Member Selection Committee of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"
  • Member Senate commission for Experimental Animal Research of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Member Senate committee for the "Sonderforschungsbereiche der DFG" (until 1995)
  • Chairman, Review Commitee for Research Grants (Brain Functions) Human Frontier Science Program Organization (1995, 1996)
  • Speaker of the DFG Collaborative Research Center "Neuronal mechanisms of vision - NEUROVISION" (1996-2007)
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board, Max-Planck Institute of Brain Research, Frankfurt (1999-2011)
  • Rapporteur for research field evaluations of the Max-Planck Society 2009-2012
  • Editorial Board, Experimental Brain Research (Section Editor)
  • Editorial Board, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (Section Editor)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Physiology (Paris) (Section Editor)
  • Receiving Editor, Neuroscience Research, Japan
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
  • Society for Neuroscience (USA)
  • International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO)
  • International Neuropsychological Symposium (INS)
  • German Society for Neuroscience
  • German Physiological Society

Publications

  • 210 original papers in peer reviewed international journals
  • 6 invited commentaries (Nature, Science, Neuroreport)
  • 28 scientific book chapters
  • 7 chapters in german physiology textbooks
  • 12 popular scientific papers

list of publications

Fields of interest

Visual system, neurophysiology, structure-function relationships, lesion induced effects: functional disturbance, recovery, plasticity