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ophthalmology researcher

Manfred Fahle, German ophthalmology researcher. Recipient Heisenberg award German Research Council, 1989, prize von Humboldt/Max-Planck Society, 1992. Board directors Graduate Program Neurobiology, Tuebingen, 1986-1991, Drug Research Program, Tuebingen, 1996-1999; academic senate, Bremen University, since 2003.


Fahle, Manfred was born on December 10, 1950 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Son of Fritz and Helma (Westerfeld) Fahle.


Degree in Biology, University Goettingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1972. Degree in Medicine, University Giessen, Federal Republic Germany, 1973. Master of Arts in biology, University Mainz, Federal Republic Germany, 1975.

Doctor of Medicine, University Tuebingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1977.


Fellow Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, 1977-1981. Head electrophysiol. laboratory University Eye Clinic, 1981-1988. Visiting scientist University California, Berkeley, 1984, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989-1990.

Fellow German Research Council, Tuebingen, 1990-1993. Professor ophthalmology, head section visual science University Eye Hospital, 1994-1998. Head Institute Brain Research IV, human-neurobiology University Bremen, Germany, since 2000.

Director Center Cognitive Research, University Bremen, since 2005. Wiersma visiting professor California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1996. Professor, head department optometry and visual science City University, London, 1998-1999.

Professor human neurobiology University Bremen, Germany, since 1999. Director Institute for Brain Research, since 2003, Center Cognitive Science, since 2005. Visiting professor University College, London, 1999-2002.

Part-time professor Applied Vision Research Center, City University, 2000-2005, Henry Wellcome Laboratories of Vision Research, London, 2006^.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board German Journal Ophthalmology, 1991-1997, Neuroophthalmology, 1993-2003, Vision Research, 1994-2004, Public Library. Science Biology, since 2006. Perception, since 2009.

      Author: (with T. Poggio) Perceptual Learning, 2002, (with M. Greenlee) Visual Neuropsychology, 2003.


Board directors Graduate Program Neurobiology, Tuebingen, 1986-1991, Drug Research Program, Tuebingen, 1996-1999. Academic senate, Bremen University, since 2003.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, literature, sailing, windsurfing.


Married Sigrid Henke, August 3, 1979. Children: Nora Katharina, Till Patrick Jakob. Married Karoline Spang, August 4, 2001.

1 child: Julia Patricia.

Fritz Fahle

Helma (Westerfeld) Fahle

Karoline Spang

Sigrid Henke

Nora Katharina Fahle

Till Patrick Jakob Fahle