Dr. Alexander Gail (male) is associate professor at the University of Göttingen and research group leader at the German Primate Center. His Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Neuroprosthetics group aims at understanding the cortical neural mechanisms of goal-directed behavior in primates, including rule-guided visuomotor behavior, the planning of movements, and how this knowledge can be used to control neural motor-prosthetic devices. He holds a master (“Diplom”) in physics and a PhD in Neurophysics, and gained more than 15 year of experience in monkey neurophysiology as PhD student (Marburg University, Germany), postdoc (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA), and independent research group leader (German Primate Center & Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany). Alexander Gail collaborates with engineers at various research institutes (Institute for Electromechanical Design, TU Darmstadt; Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering St. Ingbert, Germany; Technical University Hamburg-Harburg) and companies (Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Duderstadt, Germany; Thomas Recording GmbH, Giessen, Germany; REMO Technologies, Porton Down, (UK) to improve or apply neurotechnolgy. He headed and heads several national and international research projects as PI or coordinator: EUPRIM-Net I JRA3 (EU-FP6), EUPRIM-Net II WP9 (EU-FP7), BCCN I, BCCN II, BFNT, and MYOPLANT (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), DFG-SFB 889 I & II, and DFG-RU 1847 (German Research Foundation), NeuroOptogenetics.