Friedhelm Hummel was trained in Medicine at the University of Tuebingen (Germany) and the University of Bordeaux (France). He received his training to become a certified neurologist at the University Medical Centers in Tuebingen (Germany) and Hamburg (Germany). After his post-doctoral appointment at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS, NIH) in Bethesda, MD (USA) and the Department of Neurology in Tuebingen (Germany), he established the BrainImaging and NeuroStimulation (BINS) Laboratory at Hamburg University Medical Center. He also worked clinically as Leading Senior Attending and from 2013 as Vice-Director of the Department of Neurology and was the Co-Director of the Sleep Medicine Center at Hamburg University Medical Center.
In September 2016 he was appointed Defitech Foundation Chair in Clinical Neuroengineering and leads the Hummel-Laboratory at the CNP, EPFL. He also holds an Associate Professorship of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University Medical Center of Geneva.
Friedhelm’s systems neuroscience research is focused on neuroplasticity, motor control, learning, brain stimulation and neuroimaging to better understand the mechanisms of functional recovery after stroke and healthy aging, and to develop innovative treatment strategies to enhance recovery.