9th June 2016

New Programme Leader Appointed

With great pleasure we announce that our next Programme Leader will be Prof Patrick May, presently a Mercator Professor at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, Germany.His current work is on understanding the basic mechanisms through which the auditory system binds information over time to represent sounds with a complex structure, to which he brings extensive professional and research experience in auditory neuroscience, especially in applying integrative computational modelling. Patrick said "Rather than attempting to explain it piecemeal, we should be moving towards modelling the auditory system as a whole."Michael Akeroyd, MRC IHR Director, said "Everyone at IHR is looking forward to Patrick joining our team. His research fits perfectly with the rest of IHR and wider to the University's. It will be a key contribution to delivering our goal of using both fundamental auditory systems research and applied hearing-health research to alleviate hearing problems."Patrick will join us in January 2017.

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