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Neurotechnology in Freiburg



In a very general sense, the term Neurotechnology defines any artificial means to interact with the workings of the brain. This means that pharmacological treatment and adjustments of brain activity are just as much a part of neurotechnology as technical and computational tools. These measure and analyse electrical and chemical signals in the nervous system, both in the brain and in the limbs. But it also entails technical tools which interact with the nervous system to change its activity, for example to restore sensory input such as with cochlea implants to restore hearing or deep brain stimulation to stop tremors and treat other pathological conditions.

Neurotechnology research in this context includes all research that contributes to these systems, including, for example, solving problems of encapsulation of electronic circuits, simulations of neuronal networks and cultural biological networks to understand their properties, and the development of surgical implantation techniques.


Principal Investigators

Ad Aertsen

Prof. em. Dr. Ad Aertsen

Neurobiology and Biophysics

Maria Asplund

Dr. Maria Asplund

ElectroActive Coatings


PD Dr. med. Tonio Ball

Translational Neurotechnology

Joschka Boedecker

Jun. Prof. Dr. Joschka Boedecker


Johann Bollmann

Prof. Dr. Johann Bollmann

Systems Neuroscience

Wolfram Burgard

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard

Autonomous Intelligent Systems

Volker Coenen

Prof. Dr. med. Volker Coenen


Prof. Dr. llka Diester



Prof. Dr. Ulrich Egert


Josif Grabocka

Prof. Dr. Josif Grabocka

Representation Learning

Ulrich Hofmann

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hofmann

Neuroelectronic Systems

Frank Hutter

Prof. Dr. Frank Hutter

Machine Learning

Johannes Letzkus

Prof. Dr. Johannes Letzkus

Carsten Mehring

Prof. Dr. Carsten Mehring

Neurobiology and Neurotechnology

Oliver Paul

Prof. Dr. Oliver Paul

Microsystem Materials

Patrick Ruther

Dr. Patrick Ruther

MEMS-based neural probe technology

Thomas Stieglitz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz

Biomedical Microtechnology

Andrew Straw

Prof. Dr. Andrew Straw

Neural Circuits and Behavior

Michael Tangermann

PD Dr. Michael Tangermann

Brain State Decoding


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