Simon Jacob


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Prof. Jacob (b. 1977) is a neurologist and neurophysiologist. His research focusses on the cellular and circuit basis of cognitive brain functions. Based on his experimental work, Prof. Jacob is developing technologies that can contribute to improving treatments for disorders in the domains of perception, memory and language.

Prof. Jacob studied medicine in Freiburg and Heidelberg, at University College London (UK) and at Harvard University (USA) as a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. He obtained his medical doctorate degree in 2006 based on experimental neurophysiological work conducted at Yale University (USA). Prof. Jacob was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience in Tübingen and qualified as a board-certified neurologist after training in Tübingen and at the Charité in Berlin. In 2015, Prof. Jacob moved to TUM where he established an interdisciplinary research group investigating the neuronal mechanisms of cognitive brain functions. He was appointed professor for Translational Neurotechnology in 2019.

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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