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Florentin Wörgötter becomes Professor for Computational Neuroscience

Former Scientist of the University of Stirling is now a member of the Bernstein Center in Göttingen (2005).

Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter of the University of Stirling (Scotland) will teach and research at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Göttingen from now on: With the beginning of July 2005 he accepted the position of a new established professorship in Computational Neuroscience. Since the Eighties Prof. Wörgötter has been working in the field of experimental and theoretical neuroscience. The main focus of his work are autonomous acting systems by implementing complex neuronal networks.

Florentin Wörgötter, born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1960, graduated in Biology at the University of Düsseldorf and was awarded his PhD at the Medical Faculty of the University of Essen in 1988. Until 1993, he worked as a postdoc ("Habilitation") in the field of Neuroscience at the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of Physiology. International research internships in USA (1988 bis 1990), China (1994), and Sweden (1997) further established his excellent reputation in research. In March 2000, Prof Wörgötter moved to the Department of Psychology of the University of Stirling. In February 2002, he became Director of the Institute of Neuronal Computational Intelligence and Technology (INCITE) and in July of the next year he became the CEO of a newly established company of the universities Stirling, Edinburgh and Paisley. Prof Wörgötter's research interests are mainly in the field of computer vision, acting, and learning. For example, he is interested in the development of the visual systems based on the biophysical principles. Thus, he designed a system for stereoscopic depth perception working with neuronal algorithms. Meanwhile, this system is successfully implemented in industrial applications important for the recognition of three-dimensional objects.