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Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel

  • Birth: 1961, Villingen, Germany
  • Citizenship: German
  • Marital Status: married, one child

Education

  • Abitur, Hindenburggymnasium, Trier, 1971-1979
  • Medicine, Basic Sciences, Saarland University, Homburg, 1979-1982
  • Medical School, Technical University Munich, 1982-1986
  • MD, Technical University Munich, 1986
  • Doctoral thesis, Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, 1983-1987
  • Doctorate (Dr. med.), Technical University Munich, 1987 
  • Philosophy, Frankfurt University, 1987-1990
  • Habilitation in Medical Physiology, Frankfurt University Medical School, 1995
  • Specialization in Medical Physiology (Facharzt), Ärztekammer Nordrhein, Düsseldorf, 2002

Research Experience

  • Doctoral student, Neuropathology and Neurobiology, Dept. of Neuromorphology, Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, 1983-1987
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neurobiology, Dept. of Neurophysiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, 1987-1995
  • Heisenberg-Fellow and head of research group, Dept. of Neurophysiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, 1996-2000
  • Daimler-Benz Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Fall 1997-Summer 1998
  • Head of Cellular Neurobiology Group (tenured position), Research Center Juelich, 2000-2002
  • Director of Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 2002-present
  • Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 936 „Multi-Site Communication in the Brain“ (with C. Gerloff, Dept. of Neurology, UKE), since 2011 
  • Coordinating Board Member of Collaborative Research Centre SFB TRR 169 „Cross-Modal Learning: Adaptivity, Prediction and Interaction“, since 2016

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer (Privatdozent) in Physiology, Frankfurt University Medical School, 1995-2002
  • Full Professor of Physiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, since 2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Hamburg University, since 2004
  • Member of steering committee and coordination of several working groups, Integrated Curriculum „iMED", University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, since 2010

Research Interests

  • Information processing in the visual, auditory and tactile system
  • Role of synchronization and oscillations for binding processes
  • Role of dynamic neural coupling for crossmodal and sensorimotor integration
  • Neural mechanisms of attention, emotion, decision making, consciousness
  • Dynamics of large-scale cortical and cortico-subcortical networks
  • Changes of large-scale neural coupling in neurological and psychiatric disorders
  • Social cognition and interpersonal coupling
  • Theories of perception and action
  • Role of action in cognitive processing
  • Bioinspired robot architectures
  • Brain-computer interfaces

Service to the Scientific Community

  • Reviewer for International Scientific Journals (e.g. Science, Nature, Nat Rev Neurosci, Trends Neurosci, Trends Cogn Sci, J Neurosci, Neuroimage, Eur J Neurosci, J Neurophysiol, Exp Brain Res, J Cogn Neurosci, Conscious Cogn, Phil Trans Roy Soc B, Brain Topogr)
  • Reviewer for National and International Research Funding Organizations (e.g. German Research Foundation, BMBF, German National Academic Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Humboldt Foundation)
  • Co-Organization of conferences, including meetings of the German Cognitive Science Society (1999, 2001) and of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2014)
  • Organization of workshops at Scientific Meetings (e.g. FENS, German Neuroscience Society)
  • Organization of national and international summer schools (e.g. German National Academic Foundation, EU-Networks Neuro-IT and euCognition, projects eSMCs and socSMCs)
  • Academic Mentor (Vertrauensdozent) for scholars of the German National Academic Foundation (2003-2009)
  • Academic Mentor in the Mentoring Programme for Excellent Students, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (since 2009)
  • Member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Review Board (Fachkollegium) of the DFG (2016-2019)

Editorial Board Memberships

  • Associate Editor of „Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience“
  • Associate Editor of „Frontiers in Consciousness Research“
  • Associate Editor of „Network Neuroscience"
  • Advisory Editorial Board member of „Trends in Cognitive Sciences“
  • Advisory Editorial Board member of „Consciousness and Cognition“
  • Advisory Editorial Board member of „Experimental Brain Research“
  • Editorial Board member of "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B"
  • Editorial Board member of "Brain Topography“

Affiliations

  • Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg (Hamburg Academy of Sciences)
  • Member of the Society for Neuroscience (USA)
  • Member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
  • Member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC)
  • President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), 2013
  • Member of the German Neuroscience Society
  • Executive Board member of the German Neuroscience Society, 2009-2014
  • Executive Board member of EU Network of Excellence „Neuro-IT“, 2002-2007
  • Executive Board member of EU Coordinated Action Network „euCognition“, 2006-2008
  • Executive Board member of EU Coordinated Action Network „euCogII“, 2009-2011
  • Executive Board member of EU Coordinated Action Network „euCogIII“, 2012-2014
  • Executive Board Member of the Hamburg Center of NeuroScience (HCNS)
  • Scientific Advisory Board member of the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience (GIN)
  • Coordinator of the EU-funded research consortium „AMOUSE“, 2001-2006
  • Coordinator of the EU-funded research consortium „eSMCs“, 2011-2014
  • Coordinator of the EU-funded research consortium „socSMCs“, 2015-2018 
  • Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 936 (with C. Gerloff, Dept. of Neurology, UKE), since 2011
  • Coordinating Board member of Collaborative Research Centre SFB TRR 169, since 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Undergraduate fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) 1980-1983 and 1985-1986
  • Doctoral fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation 1983-1985
  • Award of a five-year Heisenberg-Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG), 1995-2000
  • Award of a one-year Daimler-Benz Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, 1997-1998
  • Offer for the Chair of Physiology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, 2006 (declined) 
  • Elected as member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg, 2008
  • Award of an ERC Advanced Investigators Grant (together with P. König, Osnabrück), 2011-2016


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