Ad Aertsen

Ad Aertsen received the M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1973. He also studied applied mathematics from the same institute. He received the Ph.D. degree in physics in P. Johannesma and J. Eggermont’s Neurophysics Laboratory, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 1981. He pursued his postdoctoral studies in physiology with G. Gerstein at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. He is a Professor of neurobiology and biophysics, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. He is a Founding Director of the Bernstein Center Freiburg. He was a Research Group Leader with V. Braitenberg at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany, a Visiting Professor with E. Vaadia and M. Abeles, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, a Research Group Leader with W. von Seelen, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany, and an Associate Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, working with A. Arieli and A. Grinvald. He moved to Freiburg University, Germany, in 1996. There, his research interests include the recording, analysis, and modeling of neuronal assembly activity in cortical networks, on the improvement of computational neuroscience methods, and on the development of brain–machine interfaces, including neuronal motor prostheses.

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