0-Year Students and Mentors

0-Year Students

Pau Aceituno

Pau Aceituno

0-Year Student
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
Research interests: • theoretical neuroscience • machine learning • graph theory • random matrices
Rasmus Bruckner

Rasmus Bruckner

0-Year Student
Free University of Berlin
Research interests: • learning and decision making under uncertainty • development and application of computational cognitive models
Daniel E. Heinz

Daniel E. Heinz

0-Year Student
Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich
Research interests: • Janus-faced role of the endogenous cannabinoid system in fear, reward regulation and cognition • mouse models combined with molecular assays, pharmacological tools and sophisticated behavioral tests • consequences of selective alterations in endocannabinoid levels
Danica Hilliard

Danica Hilliard

0-Year Student
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Dresden
Research interests: • fundamental and clinical research in the fields of memory and executive functions • neural plasticity and neurodegeneration towards translational medicine
Kai Kiwitz

Kai Kiwitz

0-Year Student
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Research interests: • investigating the resemblance between expert and machine driven biomedical image segmentation • structural and functional properties of the human visual system • high-resolution cytoarchitectonic brain mapping in big data sets • machine learning applications for biomedical image segmentation
Andrea Knop

Andrea Knop

0-Year Student
Bettina Mieth

Bettina Mieth

0-Year Student
Technical University of Berlin
Research interests: • combination of computer science, mathematics and statistics to interpret biological data • development, implementation and application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques • analysis of sequential data, specifically genetic and transcriptional data
Beate Mühlroth

Beate Mühlroth

0-Year Student
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Research interests: • interplay of sleep and memory in the aging brain • mechanisms causing normal age-related and pathological memory decline • different neuroimaging methods like EEG, polysomnography (PSG), and MRI with behavioral memory paradigms
Sophia Rekers

Sophia Rekers

0-Year Student
Armin Thomas

Armin Thomas

0-Year Student
Technical University of Berlin
Research interests: • machine learning and cognitive neuroscience • utilizing deep learning methods to analyze neuroimaging data

 

Mentors

Cristina Gonzalez-Liencres

Cristina Gonzalez-Liencres

Mentor
Research interests: • consciousness • social cognition • psychiatry with a focus on psychosis
Ahmed Abdelrahim Khalil

Ahmed Abdelrahim Khalil

Mentor
Charité - University Medicine Berlin
Research interests: • developing and validating new and emerging MRI methods for patients with cerebrovascular diseases • use of new technologies in clinical practice • development of novel frameworks for making statistical decisions • promoting principles of good scientific practice
Ann-Kathrin Rogge

Ann-Kathrin Rogge

Mentor
University of Hamburg
Research interests: • brain plasticity due to physical exercise and sensory deprivation • vestibular contributions to cognition
Alexandra Tinnermann

Alexandra Tinnermann

Mentor
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Research interests: • pain perception in humans using fMRI • cognitive modulation of pain perception and its representation in the entire central nervous system
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