Martin Heisenberg#


Martin Heisenberg
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008-2012 Hochschulrat, Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 2007-2010 Stiftungsrat, of Leibnitz-Institute for Neurobiology
  • since 2008 Professor emeritus
  • 1986-1987 Cornelius Wiersma Visiting Professor of Neurobiology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • 1975-2008 Professor of Genetics, Head of Department of Genetics, Institute of Genetics and Microbiology, Würzburg University
  • 1968-1975 Assistent at Max Planck Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen (Abt. K.G. Götz)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Investigation of brain and behaviour of Drosophila
  • Visual pattern recognition
  • Localization of memory traces
  • Role of initiating activity in operant conditioning
  • Selective attention
  • Motivation

Honours and Awards
  • 1976 European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1983 International Society of Neuroethology
  • 1984 Gesellschaft für physikalische Biologie
  • 1989 Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1998 Academia Europaea
  • 1999 Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
  • 2001 Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2006 Karl-Ritter-von-Frisch-Medal
  • 2009 Dr. h.c. Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  • 2007-2010 President, International Society of Neuroethology


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