Vincent Bonin

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Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, KU Leuven
Group leader, NERF and VIB
Member of the Leuven Brain Institute

Phone: +32 (0)16 28 3441

  • Started at NERF: 01/09/2011


My research is focused on vision. I studied electrical engineering and computer science before turning to neuroscience. I did my PhD at ETH Zurich in the laboratory of Matteo Carandini followed by postdoc in in the lab of Clay Reid at Harvard Medical School. In 2011, I moved to Leuven to start my own lab and help founding NERF. My research is centered on the visual cortex, its circuitry and its contribution to sensory perception and behavior. The lab applies methods from biology, engineering and physics to elucidate mechanisms of sensory processing. Together with Fabian Kloosterman, I teach a Master's level class on Neural Systems & Circuits.


since 2017 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, KU Leuven
2014 NERF Director
2012-2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, KU Leuven
since 2011 NERF Principal Investigator
2006–2011 Postdoc: Harvard Med School, Boston
2002–2006 Smith-Kettlewell Inst, San Fransisco
2005 PhD, EHT Zurich, Switzerland
2000 MSc, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
1997 BEng, University of Sherbrooke, Canada