Steering Committee

The Steering Committee

The CIN is overseen by a steering committee (SC) consisting of nine members, elected by the CIN members. It comprises the chairperson, the deputy chairperson, five CIN scientists, one university member from a scientific field that does not overlap with any of the CIN areas of research, and a representative of the office of the university rector. A central office, led by an executive officer, assists the chairperson and the steering committee and manages the day-to-day administration of the CIN. Over the years the SC's focus has switched from appointing selection committees and recruiting junior research group leaders and professors, to establishing the central  structures and to fostering scientific interaction among CIN members through the distribution of funding for pool projects and events such as conferences and workshops.

Chairman Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Thier
Deputy Chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff

Members of the CIN Steering Committee

Prof. Jan Born

Organization: University Hospital Tübingen


Otfried-Müller-Str. 25
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 7071 29-88923

Department: Institute of Medical Psychology and Neurobiology

Area: CIN Members, Steering Committee

Scientific topic: Memory, Sleep, Eating Behaviour

Field of Research

How are memories consolidated during sleep? What are the neuropsychological and neurophysiological determinants of food intake in humans?


Behavioural tests, electrophysiological activity (LFP, EEG, MEG), endocrine and immunological measures (hormone assays, FACS, etc)  in humans and rats


behavioural neuroscience; learning & memory; neuro-immunology; neuro-psychology; neuroendocrinology; psychology; sleep

  1. Diekelmann S, Born J (2010). The memory function of sleep. Nature Rev Neurosci. 11(2):114-26.
  2. Rasch B, Büchel C, Gais S, Born J (2007). Odor cues during slow wave sleep prompt declarative memory consolidation. Science. 315(5817):1426-9..
  3. Marshall L, Helgadóttir H, Mölle M, Born J (2006). Boosting slow oscillations during sleep potentiates memory. Nature. 444(7119):610-3.