Name

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Sommer
 
Oberarzt (Consultant)
 
Robert-Koch-Strasse 40
37075 Göttingen
 
msommer@gwdg.de
 
Phone +49-551-39 66650 (Frau Kurze, secretary to Prof. Paulus)
Fax +49-551-39 8126

 

Research and Clinical Interests

Movement disorders, motor cortex excitability, Parkinson's disease, stuttering

Methods: Transcranial magnetic stimulation, somatosensory evoked potentials, structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Group meetings: Friday 12.00 hrs.  Room 2 B1 205. Interested students are welcome.

 

Curriculum Vitae

2015 Epilepsy certificate of the German Society for Epileptology (written and oral exam)
2010 Professor extraordinarius
2006 Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) for Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
2005 Consultant (Oberarzt)
2003 Board certified Neurologist (Facharzt)

2001-2002

Visiting Fellow at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Universtiy of Hamburg ( Dr. C. Weiller, Dr. C. Büchel), project on Diffusion Tensor Imaging in persistent developmental stuttering.
2000 Residency in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Göttingen (Prof. E. Rüther).
from 1997 on Residency and fellowship in Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Center for Neurological Medicine, University of Göttingen (Dr. W. Paulus). Clinical focus on movement disorders, studies on motor cortex excitability in movement and speech disorders.
1996-1997 Visiting fellow in the Human Motor Control Section, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA (Prof. M. Hallett). Studies on implicit learning and movement planning in healthy humans and patients with movement disorders.
1993-1994 Academic Year at the Faculté de Médecine de Toulouse-Rangueil, France,
within the European University Exchange Program “Erasmus“
1989-1996 Medical Faculty, University of Aachen, Germany

 

Formal Qualifications

2010 Professor extraordinarius
2006 Special Training in Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, introduction of deep brain stimulation in Goettingen in cooperation with the department of Neurosurgery (Prof. V. Rohde)
2006 Electromyography certificate of of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN), renewal 2012
2005 DKGN: Neurological Ultrasound certificate
2004 DGKN: Evoked potential certificate
2003 German Board Examination in Neurology
2000            DKGN: EEG certificate
1999 Universal Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Examinations
1996 Medical Licence

 

Invited lectures

2016, Juni

Speech at the Low Grade Glioma Meeting, Graz: "Principles of transcranial magnetic stimulation and applications in language and speech"

2016, Avril
Speech at the 7ème colloque international de l'Association Parole Bégaiement, Paris, France: "Typologie du bégaiement et recherches sur l'anticipation " (keynote speech in French)
2015, October
Keynote speech, II International Conference on Stuttering, Rome, Italy, on Neurophysiology of Stuttering
2015, September

Keynote speech, 15th European Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology, Brno

2015, February
Invited lecture, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR), University of Copenhagen (Prof. Siebner): “Motor cortex structure, excitability and plasticity in fluent and dysfluent speakers“
2014, Avril
Speech at the 6ème colloque international de l'Association Parole Bégaiement, Paris, France: "Ce qu’il est utile de savoir de la neurologie du bégaiement" (keynote speech in French)
2013, November
Speech at the UCL CDCN WORKSHOP: “SPEECH DISORDERS THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN”, London, UK, Topic: Stuttering: neural and genetic bases
2013, November
Keynote speech, Werkstattgespräche, Interdisziplinäre Vereinigung von Stottertherapeuten. Fulda, Topic: Stand der Wissenschaft zu neurologischen Korrelaten des Stotterns und von Therapie.
2013, June
Speech at the 10th World Congress for people who stutter, Lunteren, Netherlands.
Topic:
Stuttering: Overview of neuronal mechanisms and resulting future questions for therapy in a professional and self-help setting - See more at: http://www.demosthenes.nl/wc2013/index.php/program/accepted-abstracts/new-development-research#sthash.U8xwxeCK.dpuf
Stuttering: Overview of neuronal mechanisms and resulting future questions for therapy in a professional and self-help setting.
Stuttering: Overview of neuronal mechanisms and resulting future questions for therapy in a professional and self-help setting - See more at: http://www.demosthenes.nl/wc2013/index.php/program/accepted-abstracts/new-development-research#sthash.U8xwxeCK.dpuf
Stuttering: Overview of neuronal mechanisms and resulting future questions for therapy in a professional and self-help setting - See more at: http://www.demosthenes.nl/wc2013/index.php/program/accepted-abstracts/new-development-research#sthash.U8xwxeCK.dpuf
2013, May
Keynote speech at the International Symposium on “Basic Science and Stuttering: Research for Clinicians” organized by the Australian Stuttering Research Center. Cavtat, Croatia;
Topic: Stuttering, Brain Structure and Function.
2013, March
Keynote speech at the 78th Meeting of the German Society for Speech Science and Speech Education (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprechwissenschaft und Sprecherziehung, DGSS), Magdeburg, Germany; Topic: Brain plasticity and stuttering therapy.
2011, September
Keynote speech at the 9th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, UK;
Topic: On fibers, currents and action potentials: Neurophysiology of stuttering.
2011, March
Invited lecture at the DFG-sponsored “Japan-Germany Joint workshop on Computational Neuroscience, Okinawa, Japan; Topic: Transcranial stimulation by magnetic fields and direct currents: Mechanisms of action, functional effects, and questions open for computational neuroscience.
2010
Invited scientific discussant, International Symposium on “Stuttering: A Clinical Symposium”
organized by the Australian Stuttering Research Center, Cavtat, Croatia;
2006
Invited oral presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA, USA; Topic: Orientation-specific, non NMDA-receptor dependent facilitation in the human motor cortex elicited by fast biphasic repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

 

Grants

2014-17 DFG grant So-429/4-1 (two years post-doc plus expenses): "Plastizität weißer Substanz bei Stotternden im Kindes- und Erwachsenenalter"
2005-08 DFG grant So-429/2-2
(1 years of BAT II a)
"Wirkmechanismen und funktionelle Relevanz monophasischer und biphasischer repetitiver transkranieller Magnetstimulation"
2004 Forschungsfreistellung der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Göttingen.
2002-05          DFG grant So-429/2-1
(2 years of BAT II a)
"Wirkmechanismen und funktionelle Relevanz monophasischer und biphasischer repetitiver transkranieller Magnetstimulation"
2001 Forschungsfreistellung der Fakultät
(4 months of BAT II a)
"Neurophysiology and brain imaging of stuttering"
1996
DAAD grant for stay at NIH

 

Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie

President of the Bundesereinigung Stottern & Selbsthilfe (German Stuttering Association; www.bvss.de)
Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Deutschen Theaters in Göttingen e.v.
Kunstverein Göttingen e.V.
 

Cooperations

 
Klinik für Kognitive Neurologie (Prof. M. Wilke)
MR Forschung in der Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Universität Göttingen (PD Dr. P. Dechent)
 
Dr. Joana Cholin
Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Universität Bielefeld
 
Bundesvereinigung Stottern & Selbsthilfe
 
Andreas Starke, Logopäde
www.andreasstarke.de/

Kasseler Stottertherapie
www.kasseler-stottertherapie.de/kst.asp
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