I am happy and honoured that one of the leading hearing aid developers and manufacturers, Widex Sivantos Audiology (WSA), has agreed with University of Lübeck to fund 3 more exciting years of research at the Obleser lab! We will be jointly looking at the intricacies of how ageing listeners navigate a noisy world and its communication challenges.
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Details are to follow, but we and our many colleagues in the Hoerhanse Lübeck [hanseatic hearing] are very pleased to have secured substantial funds to kick-start our communication and cross-fertilization platform for hearing research, training, and treatment here in Lübeck. The project will be hosted at our partner, Hanse Innovation Campus (HIC) Lübeck. HIC will also be hiring soon for this poject. Stay tuned for all the details!
Check out this new job ad (deadline Dec 16), if you are interested in working on the complexity of high-dimensional neural data (and how to ensure its anonymity) in this exciting new project with many colleagues from Uni Lübeck and companies around us.
This post is especially suited for talents looking for slight changes in their career trajectory (psychologists going data science, IT specialists going neuro/health, or such).
Holding already a doctoral degree is nice but not a strict must-have at this stage.
Hit me up with any questions you might have. — Jonas
Six years in our lab with the ageing, adapting, listening brain and mind center-stage have come to a successful close. Jonas’ ERC Consolidator grant had been granted during the Auditory Cognition lab’s tenure at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig originally, and it has shaped our start and settling-in at the University of Lübeck ever since 2016.
Jonas: “In total almost 500 sessions of behaviour, EEG and fMRI recorded; more than 160 brave Lübeck folks and their brains followed longitudinally over two years; 25 publications put out; and not least two PhDs finished and five postdoc careers kickstarted — I am very grateful for the help of all these people, my host Institution University of Lübeck and the European Research Council (ERC) having made this all happen. Thank you all.”
All data will be or are already publicly available on OSF, and we will update our dedicated “AUDADAPT” project page once the final report is in.
Here’s a brand new PhD training opportunity, @dfg_public-funded, joint project of @ObleserLab at @UniLuebeck Germany, supervised by me, with star collaborator @GesaHartwigsen (@MPI_CBS) — starting next spring. Please be in touch. Please distribute widely. https://t.co/oTUEVVgQSG pic.twitter.com/L4DtFaqRJl
— Jonas Obleser (@jonasobleser) October 19, 2021
Our lab is proud and happy that another major stepping stone from our ERC consolidator project (“AUDADAPT”) is now accepted for publication in PLoS Biology! Congratulations to our first author Dr Mohsen Alavash, now a senior researcher in the Obleser lab in his own right.
Whoop. “ Dear Dr Alavash,
I am pleased to inform you that your manuscript has been formally accepted for publication in PLOS Biology.” — w/ @sarahs_tunes @ObleserLab @PLOSBiology https://t.co/cw8AQpo9UE
— Jonas Obleser (@jonasobleser) September 16, 2021
Our dear colleague and collaborator Peter Lakatos passed away suddenly two months ago. With Peter’s so untimely death at the age of 49, Neuroscience has suffered an unimaginable loss.
It has been an honour and privilege to contribute Peter Lakatos’ obituary to Nature Neuroscience.
— Jonas Obleser
The picture shows Peter just after or during his talk at our SNAP 2013 workshop at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig. Incidently, this is also the talk I referenced in my recent obituary, linked above.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new lab members:
Dr. Hong-Viet (“Hongi”) Ngo, who is a Uni Lübeck PhD alumnus himself, but joins us from the Donders Institute and who is an avid expert on sleep, memory, and auditory stimulation to entrain slow-wave sleep activity.
Markus Kemper just graduated from University of Lübeck and is a trained acoustics engineer and audiologist, ready to embark on a PhD dissecting the psychological and physiological reality of that elusive construct “listening effort”. Notably, Markus is funded by a joint effort of the Department of Psychology, University of Lübeck, and our Campus neighbour and industry partner, the Deutsche Hörgeräte Institut, DHI (German Institute of Hearing Aids).
What a time to make such career moves during a pandemic — good luck, and a productive and enjoyable time to both of you!