Prestigious German Fellowship for Adam Vogel

April 14 / 133

Dr Adam Vogel, head of the Speech Neuroscience Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Dr Adam Vogel, head of the Speech Neuroscience Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Behavioural neuroscientist Dr Adam Vogel has been awarded an international research fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. 

The fellowship is awarded to international researchers to facilitate work at a university in Germany. 

Dr Vogel received an experienced researcher fellowship, which is for academics who completed their doctorates less than 12 years ago and whose “work demonstrates an independent academic profile”.

His work at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, the University of Tübingen will focus on monitoring and treating speech, language and swallowing impairment in progressive neurological disorders, such as hereditary ataxias and young onset dementia. 

“The fellowship allows me to spend three months a year for the next three years at the University of Tübingen, Germany. This initiative helps to establish a long term collaborative relationship between the Universities of Melbourne and Tübingen,” Dr Vogel said. 

“The ongoing engagement with this leading group of scientists working in the clinical neurogenetics field also provides opportunities for student exchange and research links with associated groups across Europe.”

Dr Vogel heads the Speech Neuroscience Unit at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, which runs a cross-disciplinary program of research seeking to improve communication and swallowing in a range of progressive neurological disorders (e.g., Friedreich ataxia) and study the utility of speech as a sensitive neurobiological marker of brain health to better understand the mechanisms underlying a range of neurological conditions (i.e., drug use).

 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety as well as a number of national and international partners. 

The Foundation maintains a network of well over 26,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 130 countries worldwide – including 50 Nobel Prize winners.

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