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1985  - 1990   MSc in Physics, Univ. of Kaiserslautern and Univ. of Giessen
1990  - 1994   Doctoral thesis (Physics), PhD, Univ. of Mainz
1998  - 2003 
MA in Philosophy, Univ. of Mainz
2005   Habilitation (Neurophysics), Univ. of Bonn


Academic Career

1991 - 1996   PhD student, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ. of Mainz
1996 - 1997   Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Clinical Neurophysiology, Univ. of Magdeburg
1998 - 2000   Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ. of Mainz
2000 - 2004  
Research Associate, Dept. of Epileptology, Univ. of Bonn
Since 2005   Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epileptology, Univ. of Bonn


Awards and Honors

 2009 Editors Choice Award 2008/9: Neuroimage (cognitive neuroscience)


Memberships and professional functions

* Ad-hoc referee for about 40 international journals and six research organisations

* Financial/personnel officer of the Dept. of Epileptology, Univ. of Bonn 

Most important publications

  1. Staresina BP, Michelmann S, Bonnefond M, Jensen O, Axmacher N, Fell J. (2016) Hippocampal pattern completion is linked to gamma power increases and alpha power decreases during recollection. Elife, 5: e17397. 

  2. Staresina BP, Bergmann TO, Bonnefond M, van der Meij R, Jensen O, Deuker L, Elger CE, Axmacher N, Fell J. (2015) Hierarchical nesting of slow oscillations, spindles and ripples in the human hippocampus during sleep. Nat. Neurosci., 18: 1679-1686. 

  3. Kunz L, Schröder TN, Lee H, Montag C, Lachmann B, Sariyska R, Reuter M, Stirnberg R, Stöcker T, Messing-Floeter PC, Fell J, Doeller CF, Axmacher N. (2015) Reduced grid-cell-like representations in adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer disease. Science, 350: 430-433. 

  4. Staresina BP, Fell J, Do Lam AT, Axmacher N, Henson RN. (2012) Memory signals are temporally dissociated in and across human hippocampus and perirhinal cortex. Nat. Neurosci., 15: 1167-1173. 

  5. Fell J, Axmacher N. (2011) The role of phase synchronization in memory processes. Nat. Rev. Neurosci., 12: 105-118. 

  6. Axmacher N, Henseler M, Jensen O, Weinreich I, Elger CE, Fell J. (2010) Cross-frequency coupling supports multi-item working memory in the human hippocampus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 3228-3233. 

  7. Fell J, Ludowig E, Rosburg T, Axmacher N, Elger CE. (2008) Phase-locking within human mediotemporal lobe predicts memory formation. Neuroimage, 43: 410-419. Editors choice award 2008/9 (cognitive neuroscience) 

  8. Axmacher N, Elger CE, Fell J. (2008) Ripples in the medial temporal lobe are relevant for human memory consolidation. Brain, 131: 1806-1817. 

  9. Fell J, Fernández G, Lutz MT, Kockelmann E, Burr W, Schaller C, Elger CE, Helmstaedter C. (2006) Rhinal-hippocampal connectivity determines memory formation during sleep. Brain, 129: 108-114.

  10. Fell J, Klaver P, Lehnertz K, Grunwald T, Schaller C, Elger CE, Fernández G. (2001) Human memory formation is accompanied by rhinal-hippocampal coupling and decoupling. Nat. Neurosci., 4: 1259-1264.
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