Prof. Tim Gollisch is Professor for Experimental Retina Research within the Ophthalmology Department of the University Medical Center Göttingen. He received a degree in physics with distinction from the University of Heidelberg and a doctorate in biophysics from the Humboldt University Berlin. He has been working on combining experimental and theoretical approaches to study sensory systems for more than a decade and has focused on the retina for the last eight years. His research has been published in highly regarded scientific journals, including Science and Neuron. He has also received several personal research fellowships (Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, HFSP long-term fellowship, HFSP career development award).