Prof. Tobias Moser receives Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine
The prize in the amount of 300,000 € is awarded to the Director of and professor at the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience of the University Medical Center Göttingen.
The neuroscientist is performing pioneer work in the mechanisms of signal processing in hearing and hardness of hearing and is developing new therapeutic approaches.
Important questions in his research include: How are sounds heard by our ears? How do we receive acoustic information within a few fractions of a second? Sound waves enter the ear and are converted into electrical signals bythe sensory cells of the cochlea, known as hair cells, which our brain can perceive and process.
The research aims of Professor Dr. med. Tobias Moser and his staff members are to understand these lightning-speed, highly complicated processes of synaptic sound coding at molecular, examine their pathology and develop gene therapies. As forerunners, they have developed important groundwork in the field in the past.
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