Dr. Alexander Dieter has been awarded the "Friedrich Hirzebruch Doctoral Prize for Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences" 2021 by the German National Academic Foundation. Photo: private

Awarded doctorate in neuroscientific hearing research

Dr. Alexander Dieter, a young neuroscientist and first author of the MBExC publication “μLED‐based optical cochlear implants for spectrally selective activation of the auditory nerve” (published in summer 2020 in the EMBO Molecular Medicine Journal), has been awarded with the doctoral thesis award 2021 of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. He prepared his doctoral thesis in the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen under supervision of Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser. The jury of the “Friedrich Hirzebruch Doctoral Prize in Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences” honored his exploration of new neuroscientific methods that use optical stimulation of the auditory nerve to significantly improve the quality of hearing implants. The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Link to the UMG press release (in German)