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Prof. Dr. Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD

Professor of Medical Psychology, University of Magdeburg, (Germany)


Areas of interest

Vision restoration technologies for visual field defects after glaucoma, optic neuropathy and hemianopia using vision restoration training (VRT) or non-invasive brain current stimulation; eye movements in vision disease; brain plasticity and functional brain network reorganization; neuropsychology and nanotechnology; clinical and pre-clinical research. Biography:

  • PhD in psychobiology, Clark University, Worcester, USA, 1984
  • Post-doc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), USA 1984-1986
  • Research scientist at the University of Munich (Germany) 1987-1992
  • Visiting neuroscientist, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 1991
  • Research Fellow, Dept Psychology, Princeton University, 1998-1999
  • Currently Visiting Professor at China´s leading Eye Clinic ”Beijing Tongren Hospital”

Awards (selected):

  • Cinquegrani–Award, for best innovation in information and communication technologies, awarded by Innovation Relay Center Pisa of the European Union (Florenz 2000)
  • Leonardo DaVinci Award, World Organis. Achiev. Human Potential, Philadelphia (USA), 2005
  • High-tech start-up award, German National Minister of Economics (2011)
  • Hai-ju” Award, Beijing Overseas Talents Program, Beijing 2012.

Publication and activities:

Published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, 36 book chapters, 8 edited books, 20 patents; organized 25 conferences. Publications in: Science, Nature, Nature medicine, Neurology, Brain, JAMA Ophthalmology, British J Ophthal, IOVS, etc.