Dr. Tim Gollisch is a professor at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. He studied physics at Heidelberg University and obtained his PhD at Humboldt University Berlin, working in computational neuroscience in the lab of Andreas Herz. As a postdoc with Markus Meister at Harvard University, he started his work on the retina, which he continued in his own research group, first at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Munich-Martinsried and then in Göttingen when he was appointed professor there.
The research of his lab aims at understanding how the neural network of the retina processes and encodes visual information. The investigations combine electrophysiological recordings from isolated retinas (using multielectrode arrays as well as intracellular recordings) with computational modeling of retinal signal processing. A methodological focus is the development of computational techniques for the analysis of the stimulus-evoked neuronal spiking activity.