Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Florian Mormann

Lichtenberg Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neurophysiology

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Education/Degrees

1991 – 1998 Undergraduate and graduate studies in Physics, Universities of Karlsruhe and Bonn
1998 MSc in Physics, University of Bonn
2003 PhD in Physics, University of Bonn
1994 – 2001 Medical School, Universities of Bonn and Cologne
2004 MD, University of Bonn
2010 Habilitation, University of Bonn

Academic Career

1998 – 2003 Research Fellow, Dept. of Epileptology, University of Bonn
2003 – 2006 Head of Young Investigator Group, Dept. of Epileptology, University of Bonn
2006 – 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology and UCLA
2009 – 2012 Principal Investigator at the Dept. of Epileptology, University of Bonn
Since 2013 Lichtenberg Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Dept. of Epileptology, University of Bonn

Awards and Honors

2002 Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society
2003 BONFOR Research Grant provided by the intramural research fund of the University Medical Center Bonn
2003 Award of a ‘Summa cum laude’ for PhD thesis work
2004 Award of a ‘Summa cum laude’ for MD thesis work
2005 Young Investigator’s Award from the American Epilepsy Society
2006 Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship from the European Commission.
2009 Career Award for Medical Research, Ernst Jung Foundation for Science and Research (Hamburg, Germany)
2012 Lichtenberg Professor (W2) Grant from the Volkswagen Foundation

Memberships, academic and professional functions:

* Member, German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging

Most important publications

  1. Mormann F, Kornblith SJ, Cerf M, Ison MJ, Kraskov A, Tran M, Knieling S, Quiroga RQ, Koch C, Fried I. Scene-selective coding by single neurons in the human parahippocampal cortex.Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, in press.
  2. Mormann F, Niediek J, Tudusciuc O, Quesada CM, Coenen VA, Elger CE, Adolphs R. (2015) Neurons in the human amygdala encode face identity but not gaze direction. Nat. Neurosci.,18: 1568-1570.
  3. Quiroga RQ, Kraskov A, Mormann F, Koch C, Fried I. (2014) Single-cell responses to face adaptation in the human medial temporal lobe. Neuron, 84: 363-369.
  4. Kreuz T, Chicharro D, Houghton C, Andrzejak RG, Mormann F. (2013) Monitoring spike train synchrony. J. Neurophysiol., 109: 1457-1472.
  5. Mormann F, Dubois J, Kornblith S, Milosavljevic M, Cerf M, Ison M, Tsuchiya N, Kraskov A, Quiroga RQ, Adolphs R, Fried I, Koch C. (2011) A category-specific response to animals in the right human amygdala. Nat. Neurosci., 14: 1247-1249.
  6. Cerf M, Thiruvengadam N, Mormann F, Kraskov A, Quiroga RQ, Koch C, Fried I. (2010) Online, voluntary control of human temporal lobe neurons. Nature, 467: 1104-1108.
  7. Mormann F, Kornblith S, Quiroga RQ, Kraskov A, Cerf M, Fried I, Koch C. (2008) Latency and selectivity of single neurons indicate hierarchical processing in the human medial temporal lobe. J. Neurosci., 28: 8865-8872.
  8. Mormann F, Andrzejak RG, Elger CE, Lehnertz K. (2007) Seizure prediction: the long and winding road. Brain, 130: 314-333.
  9. Mormann F, Kreuz T, Rieke C, Andrzejak RG, Kraskov A, David P, Elger CE, Lehnertz K. (2005) On the predictability of epileptic seizures. Clin. Neurophysiol., 116: 569-587.
  10. Mormann F, Lehnertz K, David P, Elger CE. (2000) Mean phase coherence as a measure for phase synchronization and its application to the EEG of epilepsy patients. Physica D, 144: 358-369.

Contact

Phone: +49-228 2871 5738

Email: florian.mormann@ukb.uni-bonn.de