ⓘ Erich Pascal Malkemper is a German neuroscientist. He studies magnetoreception and animal hearing and he is currently a group leader of the Max Planck Society a ..

                                     

ⓘ Erich Pascal Malkemper

Erich Pascal Malkemper is a German neuroscientist. He studies magnetoreception and animal hearing and he is currently a group leader of the Max Planck Society at the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn, Germany.

                                     

1. Education

Malkemper studied neurobiology at the Ruhr University Bochum. He received his MSc degree there in 2011. He received his PhD from the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2014, working with Hynek Burda. His PhD in Duisburg-Essen was followed by a postdoctoral position with David A. Keays at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology IMP in Vienna, Austria.

                                     

2. Research achievements

In 2014 Malkemper showed that woodmice have a radio-frequency dependent magnetic sense. As well in 2014, he received an Ig Nobel Prize for his work on magnetoreception in dogs. Furthermore, he provided support for the absence of magnetite magnetoreceptors in the inner ear. Such receptors had been previously hypothesized at this location, because of the presence of iron rich hair organelles in the inner ear of birds.