Amir Amedi is a brain scientist with 15 years of experience in the field of brain plasticity and multisensory integration. He has a particular interest in visual rehabilitation. He is an associate professor at the Department of Medical Neurobiology at the Hebrew University and the ELSC brain centre. He is an adjunct research professor in the Institute of Vision at Université Pierre et Marie Curie. He holds a PhD in computational neuroscience (ICNC, Hebrew University) and postdoctoral instructor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
He won several international awards and fellowships such as the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research from the Wolf Foundation (2011), the international Human Frontiers Science Program Organization postdoctoral fellowship and later a Career Development award (2004, 2009), the JSMF Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition (2011), and was recently selected as a European Research Council (ERC) fellow (2013).
Project: ‘Seeing’ with the ears, hands and bionic eyes: from theories about brain organization to visual rehabilitation (BRAINVISIONREHAB)
Host institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Call details: Starting Grant (StG), LS5, ERC-2012-StG