Prof. Dr. med. Tobias Moser is a neuroscientist and otolaryngologist at the Göttingen Campus in Germany. He heads the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen and leads research groups at the German Primate Center and the Max-Planck-Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences. His main areas of research are synaptic coding and processing of auditory information, disease mechanisms of deafness and innovative approaches to the restoration of hearing in the deaf. His team is pioneering the optogenetic cochlear implant as well as gene therapy for synaptic deafness. He is passionate about training and promoting young scientists. For his work, he has received several awards including the Leibniz Prize, the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine and the Scientific Grand Prize of the Foundation pour l’Audition. He is member of the German Academy of Science.