Harald Luksch

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

1994 …2023

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Prof. Luksch (b. 1965) has a background in neurobiology and explores sensory processing in the brains of vertebrates. His lab focuses on neuronal networks in the midbrain, a central area for the orientation of the body and sensory organs, e.g., eye movements. His goal is to gain a mechanistic understanding of processes such as object selection and the integration of multimodal stimuli, and to make these findings available as algorithms for technical applications. After studying biology in Bonn (Magister 1990) and Cologne (doctorate 1994), Prof. Luksch conducted postdoctoral research in Bremen and San Diego. He earned his post-doctoral teaching qualification at RWTH Aachen (2002) and was appointed to the Chair of Zoology at TUM in 2007, where he heads the university’s interdisciplinary Leonardo da Vinci Center for Bionics. He also plays an active role in the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and the Graduate School for Systemic Neuroscience. Since 2016, he has been Dean of Studies for Biosciences at the TUM School of Life Sciences.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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