Biographie

Professeur de Neurophysiologie à la Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgique)
La vision, mission du cerveau (2006-2007)

Born the 4th November 1945 in St. Niklaas, Belgium. Married, three children.

Present occupation

Full Professor, Medical School, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven

Address

Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Laboratorium voor Neuro-en Psychofysiologie, Campus Gasthuisberg, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Education

M.D., K.U. Leuven (1969)

Engineer in Applied Mathematics, U.C. Louvain (1974)

Ph.D. in Neurophysiology, K.U.Leuven (1975)

Career

Invited Professor at l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France (2003)

Full Professor, Medical School, K.U. Leuven (1986)

Professor (part time), L.U.C. (1987-1999)

Professor, Medical School, K.U. Leuven (1982-1986)

Associated Lecturer, L.U.C., (1976-1987)

Associated Lecturer, Medical School, K.U. Leuven (1976-1982)

Visiting Fellow, John Curtin School Medical Research Canberra (Autumn 1975)

Senior Research Assistant, National Fund for Scientific Research (1974-1979)

Research Assistant, National Fund for Scientific Research (1970-1974)

Specialization

(1) Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience

(2) Functional imaging: fMRI PET

(3) Neurophysiology: single-cell recording evoked potentials

(4) Artificial intelligence neural networks

(5) Human animal psychophysics

Memberships

Member of the Council of Scientists, Human Frontier Science Program (2005)

Editorial Board Experimental Brain Research (1989-2000)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Society for Neuroscience

Optical Society of America

International Neuropsychology Symposium

Corresponding member American Physiological Society

European Dana Alliance for the Brain

European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS)

European Neuroscience Association (ENA)

Belgian Society for Neuroscience (Founding President)

Belgisch Genootschap voor Fundamentele en Klinische Fysiologie en Farmacologie (Past President)

Belgische Vereniging voor Electroencefalografie en Klinische

Neurofysiologie (member of the board)

Scientific Board, Biophysics Institute, Rijksuniversiteit, Utrecht

Scientific Board, Donders Foundation

Scientific Board, Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation

Awards

Faes Foundation Prize (1994)

Visiting fellow National Academy of Science China (1993)

European Chair of the Collège de France (2006-2007)

International collaborations

Inserm U94, Lyon, France

Dept. Physiology, Univ. of Bochum, B.R. Germany

NIMH, Washington, U.S.A.

Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A.

Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, U.S.A.

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, U.S.A.

Department of Physiologia Humana, Parma University

Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action, Collège de France