Andreas Karl Engel#

Andreas Karl Engel
Photo: Axel Kirchhof/UKE
Membership Number:6661
Membership type:ORDINARY
Affiliated section(s):PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2022 - present Scientific Director, Center for Experimental Medicine, UKE, Hamburg, DE
  • 2017 - present Visiting Professor, Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, ES
  • 2011 - present Coordinator of Collaborative Research Centre SFB 936 ‚Multi-site communication in the brain‘ (with C. Gerloff, Dept. of Neurology), UKE, Hamburg, DE
  • 2004 - present Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Hamburg, DE
  • 2002 - present Full Professor of Physiology and Director of Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, DE
  • 2000 - 2002 Head of Cellular Neurobiology Group, Institute for Medicine, Research Center Jülich, DE
  • 1996 - 2000 DFG Heisenberg-Fellow and Head of Research Group, Dept. of Neurophysiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, DE
  • 1987 - 1995 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neurobiology, Dept. of Neurophysiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, DE

Fields of Scholarship
  • Role of action in cognitive processing
  • Theories of perception and action
  • Dynamics of sensori-motor assemblies
  • Multi-timescale theory of neural coupling modes
  • Role of temporal binding for intermodal and sensorimotor integration
  • Use of neurostimulation approaches for modulation of network dynamics
  • Neural mechanisms of attention, emotion, decision making, consciousness
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Role of synchronization and oscillations for binding processes
  • Changes of large-scale neural coupling in neurological and psychiatric disorders

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 - 2028 Award of an ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2011 - 2016 Award of an ERC Advanced Grant (with P. König, Univ. of Osnabrück)
  • 2008 - present Elected member of „Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg“
  • 1997 - 1998 Daimler-Benz Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study Berlin
  • 1996 - 2000 Award of a five-year Heisenberg-Fellowship, DFG
  • 1980 - 1985 Undergraduate and doctoral fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

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