Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe

Benedikt Grothe studied biology and psychology at the LMU in Munich. Afterwards, he was curator of the Palaeontological Museum Munich, followed by a research stay at the University of Texas at Austin and New York University. He worked at the Institute of Zoology at LMU, where he completed a habilitation in zoology in 1996. Currently, he is a professor of neurobiology at the LMU, the dean of the Faculty of Biology as well as the coordinator of the elite Master of Neuroscience program and the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience at LMU. He played an important role in the founding of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and led a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Martinsried. From 2003 to 2007 he was Director of the Department of Neurobiology at the LMU Biocenter. He is a Max Planck Fellow at the MPI for Neurobiology, holds a membership at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and is an elected member of the Leopoldina. His main research interest is the structure, physiology and function of neuronal circuits processing spatio-temporal information, their evolution and development.