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Jörg Albert

Sensory Physiology and Behaviour

Prof. Dr Jörg Albert has been appointed Professor of Sensory Physiology and Behaviour at the Department of Neuroscience. Before moving to Oldenburg, he was a professor at University College London (UK).

Albert studied chemistry and biology at the University of Bielefeld and the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He received his PhD from the University of Vienna (Austria) in 2002 and then held teaching and research positions at the Universities of Tübingen and Cologne, among others. In 2008, Albert moved to the UK, where he taught and conducted research at the University College London (UCL) Ear Institute and became Professor of Sensory Biology and Biophysics in 2016. From 2019 to 2022, he also led a research group at the Francis Crick Institute in London, which conducts biomedical research and is a partner institution of UCL.

Albert's primary area of research is the mechanosensory world of insects, which includes the sense of hearing. His current research focuses on hearing in mosquitoes and fruit flies (Drosophila), which he is also studying with the goal of attaining key insights for the development of new treatments for deafness and age-related hearing loss in humans.

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