Chair of Applied Neurotechnology Lab, University Hospital Tübingen
Surjo R. Soekadar, MD, studied medicine in Mainz, Heidelberg and Baltimore. After a Research Fellowship at the Human Cortical Physiology and Stroke Neurorehabilitation Section (HCPS) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS, NIH, USA), he continued his work at the University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany, where he became head of the Applied Neurotechnology Laboratory. His scientific interests include cortical plasticity in the context of brain-machine interface (BMI) applications, non-invasive brain stimulation and neural mechanisms of learning and memory. Clinically, Dr. Soekadar serves as attending physician of a special ward for affective disorders at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Tübingen. Dr. Soekadar received various prizes such as the NIH-DFG Research Career Transition Award, the NIH Fellows’ Award for Research Excellence, the International BCI Research Award (together with Niels Birbaumer), the BioMag Young Investigator Award and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award. In 2017, he received one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants to develop the next-generation brain/neural machine interfaces. In early 2018, he was appointed as Professor for Clinical Neurotechnology at the Charité in Berlin.