Who are the people behind the ZNZ and what motivates them? In this issue, Prof. Richard Hahnloser of the Institute of Neuroinformatics and member of the ZNZ Steering Committee answers a few personal questions in tweet-format.
Me: Married with 2 kids. My professional interest is in vocal learning in songbirds. In my free time I like diving and playing improvised music.
Describe your role in the ZNZ Steering Committee: I represent the ETH Zurich and try to link the diverse efforts in neuroscience research. The ZNZ acts as a bridge between the different groups.
What’s your elevator speech about the ZNZ? The ZNZ provides an umbrella for neuroscience groups in Zurich and will hopefully once be replaced by a real neuroscience faculty or department.
What makes you come to work every day? There are many different reasons; some are pure duty, but what motivates me most is to think about data or about new research projects.
What keeps you up at night? Luckily it is more the excitement about new ideas than worries that keep me up. But I would still rather #getmoresleep.