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Torsten Straßer

Surname Straßer
First name Torsten
Nationality German
Present position and title Group Leader, Dr. sc. hum., Dipl.-Inf., M.Sc.

Business address

Institute for Ophthalmic Research
University of Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 7
D-72076 Tübingen,

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29 87793
E-mail: torsten.strasser[at]

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2016 Dr. sc. hum. University of Tuebingen Human sciences
Visual Electrophysiology
2006 M. Sc. University of Applied Sciences Augsburg Computer Science
2003 Dipl.-Inf. (FH) University of Applied Sciences Augsburg Computer Science

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
02/2021 - now Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen Junior Research Group Leader Applied Vision Research
2016 – 01/2021 Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen Postdoc Visual Neuroscience and Computer Science
2010 – now STC eyetrial Project leader  
2009 – 2010 STC eyetrial IT Specialist  
2005 – 2007 ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion GmbH IT Specialist Softwaredevelopment
2002 – 2005 ssb GmbH IT Consultant Softwaredevelopment
2001 – 2002 Sapient GmbH Softwaredeveloper Webapplication development
2000 – 2001 Kabel New Media Technical Projectmanager Webapplication development

Professional Activities and Functions

Invited Presentations

Date Description
Nov, 15th 2010 Bionic Eye seminar, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: An alternative to Matlab: Using open source, XML, and Java for post-processing and visualization in research and clinical routine

Organization of Academic Events

Date Description
Nov, 8th, 2010 ISCEV Meeting Workshop: Standard exchange format for EP measurements, Perth, Australia

Academic Awards

Date Description
2019 One review for TVST ranked as "Exceptionally Good Review"
2013 Travel Grant EVER – Best Section paper
2010 Travel Grant Neuro-Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft
2009 Travel Grant EVER – Best Section paper
2009 Travel Grant ISCEV
2008 Travel Grant DFG

Academic Teaching and Services

Date Description

2021 – now

Associate lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Statistics

2004 – 2019 Associate lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Softwaredevelopment ABAP / SAP
2008 – 2016 TüKlIF Seminar
yearly Tübingen ERG Course
  Sensory Systems - Basics and Principles 2017
  Progress Report

Past and Current Funding

Date Description
2021 – 2025 Carl Zeiss Foundation "Breakthroughs at Universities 2020: Intelligent Solutions for an Aging Society"
2018 – 2019 Volkswagen Stiftung Experiment!
2018 – 2019 RFS Reinhard Frank-Stiftung
2018 – 2019 PRO RETINA-Stiftung
2017 – 2018 Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Tuebingen
2015 – 2016 Tistou and Charlotte Kerstan Foundation Vision 2000
2014 – 2015 fortüne-Programme
2013 – 2014 EU Treatrush
2007 – 2010 Stipend Tistou and Charlotte Kerstan Foundation Vision 2000


  • ARVO
  • EVER
  • IEEE
  • Nomiated for Full Membership into Sigma Xi (2021)

Additional information

  • IBM DB2 Certified Developer
  • Certified Solution Architect SAP ERP 6.0
  • Patent "Elektrodenanordnung"
  • Referee:

    • Applied Optics
    • Documenta Ophthalmologica
    • Biomedical Optics Express
    • Vision Research
    • Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    • MDPI Brain Sciences
    • MDPI Sensors
    • Nature Scientific Reports
    • Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
    • PLOS ONE
    • Translational vision science & technology
    • Eye and Vision


  1. ElVisML: an open data format for the exchange and storage of electrophysiological data in ophthalmology.
    Strasser T, Peters T, Jägle H, Zrenner E. Doc Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov 11. doi: 10.1007/s10633-017-9618-6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29128949
  2. Pupil response components: attention-light interaction in patients with Parinaud's syndrome.
    Binda P, Straßer T, Stingl K, Richter P, Peters T, Wilhelm H, Wilhelm B, Kelbsch C.
    Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 31;7(1):10283. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10816-x.
    PMID: 28860657
  3. The Tuebingen Scotopic Threshold Test (TSTT).
    Strasser T, Langrova H, Sundermeier S, Hillerkuss D, Stingl K, Durst W, Kurtenbach A, Zrenner E, Zobor D.
    IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2017 Jan 5. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2017.2648891. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 28103197
  4. Ophthalmological assessment of cannabis-induced persisting perception disorder: is there a direct retinal effect?
    Zobor D, Strasser T, Zobor G, Schober F, Messias A, Strauss O, Batra A, Zrenner E.
    Doc Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;130(2):121-30. doi: 10.1007/s10633-015-9481-2. Epub 2015 Jan 23.
    PMID: 25612939
  5. Assessment of "non-recordable" electroretinograms by 9 Hz flicker stimulation under scotopic conditions.
    Schatz A, Wilke R, Strasser T, Gekeler F, Messias A, Zrenner E.
    Doc Ophthalmol. 2012 Feb;124(1):27-39. doi: 10.1007/s10633-011-9302-1. Epub 2011 Dec 18.
    PMID: 22179598