Short CV/Education and training

  • 1941 – 1949
    Primary School in Eisenberg

  • 1949 – 1955
    Eisenberg High School

  • 1955 – 1960
    Medical School at Leipzig University

  • 1960
    Graduation (MD with Honours)

  • 1960 – 1966
    Post-doctoral studies in physiology at the Carl-Ludwig Institute of Physiology (CLI) of Leipzig

  • 1969
    Habilitation in physiology at CLI

  • 1977
    Appointed lecturer (Dozentur) in Physiology (at the Carl-Ludwig Institue of Physiology)

  • 1980
    Promoted to Full Professor of Physiology at CLI

  • 1994
    Confirmation of Full Professorship of Sensory Physiology following the re-unification of Germany

  • Since 2000
    Professor "im Ruhestand"

Selected publications

  • Extensive list of publications in PubMed



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

  • Member of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

  • Elected member of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences, 1993

  • ISCEV treasurer for the Eastern Block countries, 1989 – 1992

  • Elected member of the Leopoldina Academy of Natural Sciences, 1989

Additional qualifications

  • Invitation to attend a meeting in the UK of the Physiological Society (UK) and to lecture on "A comparison between the slow cornea-negative component of the electroretinogram (ERG) and extracellular K+-changes in the isolated rabbit retina", 1990

  • Invited lecture at the eye clinics of Chiba, Nagoya, Tsu in Japan: "Slow components of the ERG and light induced extracellular potassium changes", 1990

  • (1965-1989 All requests for travels to accept invitation to meetings and to visit research institutes outside the "Eastern Block" were refused).

  • Work with Prof. Bornschein at the Institute of Physiolgy, University of Vienna, 1964 – 1965

  • Work in the Laboratory of Sensory Physiology (Prof. Bysow) of the Institute of Problems of Information Transmission (USSR, Academy of Science, Moscow), 1963 – 1964


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