Aging & Cognition Research Group
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Leipziger Str. 44
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Thomas Wolbers received his degree in Psychology from the University of Hamburg in 1999, followed by a PhD at the Department of Systems Neuroscience. For his postdoctoral training at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), he received a Marie Curie fellowship from the EU. His work at UCSB focused on the neuronal foundations of navigational processing, for which he was awarded the prestigious Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award. In 2009, he took a position as Senior Lecturer at the renowned Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh, headed by Prof. Richard Morris. In addition, he was a member of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, which promoted his research on age-related changes in navigational abilities.
Since June 2012, he is a Professor for Ageing & Cognition at the DZNE in Magdeburg. His research program aims to characterize mechanisms of normal and pathological aging in those brain structures that are key for spatial navigation. Furthermore, he conducts intervention studies to probe the plasticity of these structures in old age and to evaluate the efficacy of novel therapeutic approaches.