Tim Vogels studied physics at Technische Universität Berlin and neuroscience at Brandeis University as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his PhD in 2007 in the laboratory of Larry Abbott. After a postdoctoral stay as a Patterson Brain Trust Fellow with Rafa Yuste at Columbia University, he became a Marie Curie Reintegration Fellow in the laboratory of Wulfram Gerstner at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Tim was awarded the Bernstein Award for Computational Neuroscience in 2012.
Tim Vogels arrived at Oxford in 2013 and has established a research group in theoretical and computational neuroscience within the CNCB. As a computational neuroscientist, he builds conceptual models to understand the fundamentals of neural systems at the cellular level. His research group is funded by a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship of the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society and part of the neurotheory initiative at the University of Oxford.