TEAM

Meet earth mightiest heroes and the protector of the planet.

  • Dr. Christian Tetzlaff

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail

    Associate Professor, University of Göttingen

  • Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter

    Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer

    Professor of Bioengineering at the Telecommunication Engineering Faculty - Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

  • Assoc. Prof. Poramate Manoonpong

    Senior Researcher at University of Goettingen

  • Dr. Sergio Guillen-Barrionuevo

    President of Board of Directors at Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

Dr. Christian Tetzlaff

Dr. Christian Tetzlaff (male) has studied Physics at the University of Göttingen. He received a well-known graduation scholarship of the Max-Planck Society and obtained his PhD in 2013 in Göttingen analysing in a theoretical study the interaction of synaptic plasticity and scaling and its functional role for memory formation. Since 2015 he is Bernstein Fellow (independent research position) at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen and the University of Göttingen. His research focuses on understanding the interplay between several plasticity mechanisms on different time scales and their relation to properties of neural systems as learning, memory, and computation. He is author and co-author of several journal articles in the field of computational neuroscience and reviewer and associated editor of several international journals.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail

Associate Professor, University of Göttingen

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.

Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter

Project Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter  has studied Biology and Mathematics in Düsseldorf. He received his PhD in 1988 in Essen working experimentally on the visual cortex before he turned to computational issues at the Caltech, USA (1988-1990). After 1990 he was researcher at the University of Bochum concerned with experimental and computational neuroscience of the visual system. Between 2000 and 2005 he had been Professor for Computational Neuroscience at the Psychology Department of the University of Stirling, Scotland, where his interests strongly turned towards ”Learning in Neurons”. Since July 2005 he leads the Department for Computational Neuroscience at the Bernstein Center at the University of Göttingen. During his career he received several awards, e.g., the renowned Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Science Foundation (DFG). His main research interest is information processing in closed-loop perception-action systems, which includes aspects of sensory processing, motor control and learning/plasticity. These approaches are tested in walking as well as driving robotic implementations. His group has developed the RunBot, a fast and adaptive biped walking robot. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 articles in international Journals, reviewed conferences or books and holds 4 patents. He was PI and/or member of coordination teams in more than 10 third party funded projects. He has been coordinator of the EU-Projects: (FP6) ECOVISION, DRIVSCO, and (FP7) ACAT

Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer

Professor of Bioengineering at the Telecommunication Engineering Faculty - Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Dr. Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (female) is full Professor of Bioengineering at the Telecommunication Engineering Faculty – Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Presently, she is Director of LifeSTech, Director of the Vodafone Chair and Director of International Latin-America Affairs of UPM. Prof. Arredondo has been Principal Researcher of more than 50 Granted Scientific & Technical Projects and EU-funded Projects dealing with Ambient Intelligence applied to the social and healthcare sector environments. Especially, in the areas of: advanced and smart graphical user interfaces and human factors evaluation; systems and services for people with special needs; mobile access to information services; telepsychiatry, homecare; and intelligent biomedical clothes. She has been the promoter of the Spanish National funded project CIAmI (2007-2010) that built the Experimental Research Center in Applications and Services for Ambient Intelligence at the Technical University of Madrid that belongs to International Campus of Excellence of Moncloa and is member of the European Network of Living Labs ENoLL. She has strong experience in the area of AAL acquired through her active participation as leader of UPM activitites insome of the most challenging projects like VAALid (FP7), UniversAAL (FP7), CogWatch (FP7), ReAAL (CIP- CIP-FP7) and the most recent CITY4AGE (H2020). She is the author of 10 books and more than 300 scientific papers.

Assoc. Prof. Poramate Manoonpong

Senior Researcher at University of Goettingen

Assoc. Prof. Poramate Manoonpong (male) received a B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, in 2000, an M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics from Fachhochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany, in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer science from the University of Siegen, Germany, in 2006. He was the PI of the Emmy Noether research project for “Neural Control, Memory, and Learning for Complex Behaviors in Multi Sensori-Motor Robotic Systems” at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Department for Computational Neuroscience, Third Institute of Physics-Biophysics, the University of Göttingen, Germany. He was a postdoctoral fellowship and an invited research fellow of the JSPS and Japan Trust programs, respectively, at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Department of Brain Robot Interface, Kyoto, Japan. He was involved in the BCCNII (as PI) and BFNT (as member) projects (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and has been a Cocoordinator of the Haptic learning project (funded by the Strategic Japanese-German Cooperative Program on Computational Neuroscience). He is author or coauthor of several international journal and reviewed conference articles in the field of robotics and computational neuroscience and has published a book in Cognitive Technologies.

Dr. Sergio Guillen-Barrionuevo

President of Board of Directors at Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

Sergio Guillen Barrionuevo, R&D Director (Male). Graduate in Electronic Engineering and Doctor of Telecommunications (Polytechnic University in Valencia, UPV) since 1976 and gets the Doctoral Thesis in Telecommunications by the University of Valencia (Spain) in 1988. He has worked for more than 10 years as Research Fellow of the National Scientific Council (CONICET) of Argentina and as Assistant Professor in the University of Tucumán (Argentina) in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Instrumentation. Since the beginning of his professional career he as combined both, academic and research activities and entrepreneurial undertakings. In 1998, he created the TSB Research Group, “Tecnologías para la Salud y el Bienestar” at the UPV. In 2000, he co-founded the ITACA Research Centre within the UPV where the TSB Research Group is currently ascribed. He has participated in more than 20 V, VI and VII Framework Programme R&D projects in the e-Health and e-Inclusion fields. Worth to mention are PIPS (IP VI FP project), My HEART (IP VI FP project) and SENSATION (IP VI FP Project). He has been technical coordinator of the PERSONA (IST- VI FP project) and Technical Manager of universAAL (IP VII project). He has been member of the management board in HEART CYCLE, OASIS, METABO and VAALID (all VII FP projects). At the present, he is member of the advisory board in Heartways (Research for SMEs – VII FP Project) and MOSAIC (ICT – VII FP project). He is Chief Executive Officer of TSB and coordinator for the TSB GROUP, formed by the companies and the TSB Research Group at the UPV.