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Christian T. Herbst is an Austrian voice scientist. He studied voice pedagogy at Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria, and worked for several years as a voice pedagogue (Tölzer Knabenchor, amongst others). Christian was a visiting researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, and received his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Olomouc, Czech Republic. Following a position as head of the Bioacoustics Laboratory, Department of Cognitive Biology, University Vienna, Christian worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Biophysics (Jan Švec group), Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. The focus of Christian's scientific work is both on singing voice physiology, and on the physics of voice production in mammals. As of 2016 he works on the project "Comparative Biomechanics of Mammalian Sound Production", funded by an APART grant from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
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In collaboration with:
Tecumseh Fitch, Dept. of Cognitive Biology, University Vienna, Austria
Jan Švec, Voice Research Laboratory, Dept. Experimental Physics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Jörg Lohscheller, Hochschule Trier, Department of Computer Science
Takeshi Nishimura, Systematics & Phylogeny Section, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Coen Elemans, Institute of Biologoy, University of Southern Denmark
Gerald Weissengruber, Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Department for Pathobiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)