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Tom Baden

First nameTom
Present position and titleResearch Fellow, Ph.D. cantab.

Business address

Sussex Neuroscience
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QG
United Kingdom

E-mail: tom[at]


Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2016 Habilitation Medical faculty of the University of Tübingen Visual Neuroscience
2004 - 2008 Ph. D. Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK Auditory Neuroscience
2001 BA/MA hons. University of Cambridge, UK Natural Sciences Part II Neuroscience

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
2016 - University of Sussex Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience Visual Neuroscience
2016 - Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen Associated Group Leader Visual Neuroscience
2010 - 2016 CIN/BCCN, Inst. Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen Postdoctoral Researcher Visual Neuroscience
2008 - 2010 Medical Research Council, Laboratory for Mol. Biology, Cambridge, UK Postdoctoral Researcher Visual Neuroscience
2003 Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK Summer Student Visual Neuroscience
2000 - 2001 Inst. Neuropathology, University of Bonn Civil service /lab technician Neurogenetics

Additional information

March 2016 Wellcome Trust / Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, UK (gratefully declined)
Oct 2015 ERC-starter grant
June 2015 Cambridge Univ. Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) 3D Printing Innovation Award
May 2015 Internal “pool” grant at CIN Tübingen, with T Euler and A Arrenberg
May 2015 Beneficiary in European Training Network (ETN) grant “Switchboard”
July 2014 DFG grant (Sachbeihilfe: BA 5283/1-1)
June 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Co-I on successful multi PI application
2014 Retina Suisse Award
2013 Teaching award 2013, Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences, University of Tübingen
2013 Attempto 2013 award for Tom Baden, recognizing the publication „Spikes in mammalian bipolar cells support temporal layering of the inner retina“ (Baden T, Berens P, Bethge M, Euler T, Curr Biol 2013, 23(1):48-52).
2013 Tübingen University, Fortüne Junior Grant
2013 Rank Prize Meeting Computational Vision, Grasmere, UK: Speaker’s Prize
2012 GES, Rio de Janeiro, Global Economic Fellowship
2012 Eliteprogram der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung für PostDocs
2011 J Vis. Neurosci, Young Investigators Prize
2008 - 2010 MRC-LMB, Cambridge, Career Development Fellowship
2007 Cambridge University, Girton College, Graduates Vice President
2006 Cambridge Graduate School, Poster Prize
2005 Cambridge Neuroscience, Poster Prize
2004 Full BBSRC Research Scholarship
2004 Cambridge University, European Trust Bursary and Fellowship
2004 Cambridge University, Newton Trust European Research Studentship
2004 Cambridge University, Department of Zoology Balfour Stipend
2003 and ‘04 Cambridge University, Girton College John B Buckley Scholarship
2003 and ‘04 Cambridge University, Girton College Ming Yang Lee Prize
2003 Cambridge University, Department of Zoology J A Ramsay Scholarship
2001 – 2004 Cambridge University Biological Society


  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Nature Communications
  • PLoS Computational Biology
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
  • PLoS ONE
  • The Journal of Neurophysiology

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