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CV Diester

 

1.     General Information

a)     Diester, Ilka, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

b)     Department of Biology, Freiburg University, Albertstr. 23, 79104 Freiburg

 

2.     Academic Education

a)     Biology (10/1998 – 09/2000), Humboldt University Berlin, Prediploma in Biology

b)     Biology (10/2000 – 08/2003, Humboldt University Berlin and Witwatersrand University Johannesburg, South Africa, Diploma in Biology

 

3.     Scientific degrees

a)     Promotion: Biology, University of Tübingen, 2008, Prof. Dr. a. Nieder

 

4.     Professional experience

a)     10/2008 – 09/2011, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, USA, Prof. Dr. Karl Deisseroth and Prof. Dr. Krishna Shenoy

b)     10/2011 – 07/2014, Research Group Leader, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

c)     Since 08/2014, Full professor (W3) for Optophysiology, University of Freiburg

 

5.     Others (Editorial work, Member of scientific councils, advisory boards, awards)

since 2016  Member of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

since 2015  Steering committee member of the DFG priority program Optogenetics

since 2015  Coordination team member of the new Master of Science in Neuroscience Program in Freiburg

since 2015  Steering committee member of the BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence in Freiburg

Since 2015  Steering committee member of the Center for Experimental Models and Transgenic Service Freiburg

2013           ERC Starting Grant (1,5 Mio Euro)

2013           Till Photonics Technologie Preis (2.500 Euro)

2012           Bernsteinpreis (1,25 Mio Euro)

2012           Minna-James Heinemann Award with Ofer Yizhar (120.000 Euro)

2012           Boehringer-Ingelheim FENS Research Award (25.000 Euro)

2009           Akademiepreis für Biologie der Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften

2009           Fellowship des Human Frontier Science Programs (HFSP)

2008           Postdoktorandenstipendium des Deutschen Akademischen Austausch Dienst

2008           Paper of the Year Award of the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research

2008           PhD with highest honour (summa cum laude)

 

6.     Five most important publications

Hardung S, Epple R, Eriksson D, Uran C, Senn V, Gibor L, Yizhar O, Diester I (in press) A func-tional gradient in the rodent prefrontal cortex supports behavioral inhibition. Current Biology.

Ni J, Wunderle T, Lewis CM, Desimone R, Diester I, Fries P (2016) Gamma-Rhythmic Gain Modulation. Neuron. 2016 Oct 5;92(1):240-251.

Diester I, Kaufman MT, Mogri M, Pashaie R, Goo W, Yizhar O, Ramakrishnan C, Deisseroth K, Shenoy KV (2011) An optogenetic toolbox designed for primates. Nature Neuroscience. 14(3): 387-97.

Gradinaru V, Zhang F, Ramakrishnan C, Mattis J, Prakash R, Diester I, Goshen I, Thompson KR, Deisseroth K (2010) Molecular, cellular, and genomic force multipliers for optogenetic control. Cell. 141(1): 154-65.

Diester I, Nieder A (2007) Semantic associations between signs and numerical categories in the prefrontal cortex. PLoS Biol. 5(11): e294.

 

Coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Marlene Bartos

Physiologisches Institut I

Universität Freiburg

Hermann-Herder-Str. 7

79104 Freiburg

Germany

Vice-coordinators:

Prof. Dr. Imre Vida

NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence

Institut für Integrative Neuroanatomie

Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Philippstraße 12

10115 Berlin

 

Prof. Dr. Peer Wulff

Physiologisches Institut

Universität Kiel

Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 5

24118 Kiel

Contact:

Dagmar Sonntag

Physiologisches Institut I

Universität Freiburg

Hermann-Herder-Str. 7

79104 Freiburg

Tel: +49(761) 203-67310

dagmar.sonntag@physiologie.uni-freiburg.de

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