Prof. Frank Schaeffel
Senior Professor and Section Head of Neurobiology of the Eye
Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen, Germany
Prof. Frank Schaeffel studied biology and physics at the University of Freiburg, followed by a PhD in biophysics on the fruit fly's visual system. After two postdoctoral positions at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA) with Howard Howland (1985-1988) and at the Max-Planck-Laboratory at the Eye Clinics (Munich, Germany) with Prof. Eberhard Zrenner (1988-1989), he became research associate and Schilling Foundation Professor at the University Eye Clinics Tübingen (Germany). Since 2000, he has been a C3 Professor and Head of the Section of Neurobiology of the Eye at the Research Institute of Ophthalmology in Tübingen. Prof. Schaeffel has been a Senior Professor since 2019 and a Guest Professor at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) since 2020. Prof. Schaeffel has published about 200 research papers, obtained research grants for around 14 million euros and received several prestigious awards.