Short CV of Michael Bach   (→full version)

1950Born in Berlin
1970–1977Studied Physics, Psychology and Computer Science in Bochum and Freiburg
1978–1981PhD thesis, supervised by Prof Burkhart Fischer & Prof Jürgen Krüger: “Interaction between neurones in the visual cortex based on recordings with a multi-microelectrode”
1983–1999Head of the Electrophysiological Laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Freiburg
1991Habilitation and venia legendi for ‘Neurobiophysik’
1998Appointed as Professor (APL)
1999Professional appointment as “Akademischer Direktor”
1999–2015Head of Section Visual Function / Electrophysiology
2004–2011President of ISCEV (two terms)
2008–Scientific Board of “The Barn”
2009–Secretary of Kunstverein Gundelfingen (local art society)
2013–Director of International Communications of ISCEV
2013–Scientific Board of GWUP
2015–Scientist (emeritus), Eye Center, University Medical Center Freiburg
2018Honorary Member of ISCEV
2018von Graefe award by DOG


290 peer-reviewed papers
>810 first-authored oral presentations / posters
>20 book chapters
website visual phenomena
H-index: 59.


2006 Elfriede-Aulhorn-Preis
2008 Portrayed in ‘Die Zeit’
2013 ECVP Tom Troscianko Prize (for the most outrageous presentation)
2015 ISCEV Adachi Award
2015 Augenstern-Forschungspreis
2017 Alumni-Medaille der Universitäts-Augenklinik München
2018 Honorary Member of ISCEV
2018 von Graefe Award der DOG
2019 “Exceptionally good review”, TVST