Connecting European Neuroscience

Bonhoeffer, Tobias

Chair, Brain Conferences Committee (2014-2016)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

1978-1984
Study of Physics at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
1984
PhD Thesis in Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biological
Cybernetics in Tübingen (Dr.Valentino Braitenberg and Dr. Ad Aertsen)
1995
Habilitation at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
1989-1990
Post-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University, New York (Dr. Torsten Wiesel and Dr. Amiram Grinvald)
1991-1993
Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt (Dr. Wolf Singer)
1993-1998
Head of an independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry (now Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology) in Martinsried
1998-present
Director at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
2002-present
Professor, LMU Munich
2006-2008
Stellvertretender Sektionsvorsitzender (Deputy Chairperson), Biomedical Section of the Max Planck Society
2008-2011
Sektionsvorsitzender (Chairperson), Biomedical Section of the Max Planck Society

Honours and awards

2003-2011
Neuroscience Research Program, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA
2003-present
Member of Academia Europaea
2004
Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, Ernst Jung Foundation, Hamburg
2006-present
Member of EMBO
2007-2008
Scientific Board I.S.T. Austria, Austria
2007-2012
McKnight Foundation Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards
2009-present
Awarding Committee member, Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award
2010
Kavli Prize Committee for Neuroscience
2010-present
Member German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

General administrative and organisational experience

Scientific Advisory Boards
2000-2012
Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
 
Shanghai, China
2001-2012
Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR, Switzerland
2009-present
Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
2009-present
Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI), Basel, Switzerland
2005-2010
Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH), Hamburg
 
Germany
2004-2010
European Brain Research Institute (EBRI), Rome Italy

Editioral Boards
2000-present
Neuron
2003-present
Hippocampus
1999-2008
European Journal of Neuroscience
2004-present
Neuroscience Letters
2006-present
Neural Development
2000-2007
Progress in Neurobiology

Editor in chief
2000-2009
Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Research interests

Synaptic plasticity; development; visual system; optical methods

Selected Publications

 
  • Keller GB, T Bonhoeffer, M Hübener (2012) Sensorimotor mismatch signals in primary visual cortex of the behaving mouse. Neuron 74:809-815
  • Hofer SB, TD Mrisc-Flögel, T Bonhoeffer, M Hübener (2009) Experience leaves a lasting structural trace in cortical circuits. Nature 457:313-317
  • Ohki K, S Chung, P Kara, M Hübener, T Bonhoeffer, RC Reid (2006) Highly ordered arrangement of single neurons in orientation pinwheels. Nature 442:925-928
  • Nägerl UV, N Eberhorn, SB Cambridge, T Bonhoeffer (2004) Bidirectional activity-dependent morphological plasticity in hippocampal neurons. Neuron 44: 759-767
  • Minichiello L, M Korte, D Wolfer, R Kühn, K Unsicker, V Cestari, C Rossi-Arnaud, H-P Lipp, T Bonhoeffer, R Klein (1999) Essential role for TrkB receptors in hippocampus-mediated learning. Neuron 24: 401-414
  • Engert, F, T Bonhoeffer (1999) Dendritic spine changes associated with hippocampal long-term synaptic plasticity. Nature 399:66-70
  • Engert F, T Bonhoeffer (1997) Synapse specificity of long-term potentiation breaks down at short distances. Nature 388:279-284
  • Maldonado PE, I Gödecke, CM Gray, T Bonhoeffer (1997) Orientation selectivity in pinwheel centers in cat striate cortex. Science 276:1551-1555
  • Bonhoeffer T, A Grinvald (1991) Iso-orientation domains in cat visual cortex are arranged in pinwheel-like patterns. Nature 353:429-431

Bonhoeffer, Tobias

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried-Planegg
Germany

Phone: +49 89 8578 3750
Fax: +49 89 8578 2481
E-mail: tobias.bonhoeffer@neuro.mpg.de

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