Tibor Toth graduated an M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in biomedical engineering/bionics in 1972 and an M.S. (Dipl.-Math.) degree in mathematics in 1974 at the Ilmenau Institute of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany. He started working as Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Physiology of National Institute of Occupational Health in Budapest, Hungary the same year. He was enrolled in the Ph.D. programme, jointly run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Ilmenau Institute of Technology, 1979, and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Biocybernetics 1984. During his scientific career, he was awarded the following scholarships: from 1980 to 1982 (18 months) Scholarship of the Japanese Government (Monbusho) with work in the Laboratory for Neurophysiology of Professor H. Nakahama at the School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan on Markovian properties of neuronal action potential sequences, from 1987 to 1988 (in all 9 months) Scholarship of the Danish Government and the Danish Medical Council in the Deptartment of Neurophysiology (Professor H. Hultborn) of the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark on bistability of motoneurons, and Renshaw inhibition, 1989, he took up a research position at the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, USA, where he worked in the Laboratory of Professor L.S. Liebovitch on chaotic properties of ion channels. In 1990, he went to the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, UK, to do research on place cells in the hippocampus, but moved in early 1991 to the Department of Visual Science, Institute of Ophthalmology, London University and then to the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK, with Professor V. Crunelli, to construct models of thalamic neurones and the corticothalamic neuronal circuit. Since September 2009, he has been with the Department of Animal Physiology, Institution of Zoology, University of Cologne, Germany working with Dr. S. Daun-Gruhn on models of insect locomotion.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2011