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20-22 July 2022 Lab Retreat in Tübingen
The "Cortical Microstructure Research Group" had a 3 days lab retreat in a Creative Space in Tübingen on "How do I translate science to practice" - Thanks a lot everybody, this was great fun!
23 June 2022 I gave a Keynote Talk at the Hertie Network
I gave a keynote talk on the importance of myelin for human brain health at the annual Hertie Network of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience Symposium held in Tübingen. Thanks a lot for a fascinating meeting!
More info on the Hertie Network here
30 May 2022 I gave a Seminar at the UCL Plasticity Lab
Title "Topographic Stability and Layer-Specific Flexibility are Mechanisms of Human Cortical Aging"
More info on the Plasticity Lab here
May 2022 The SFB 1436 is Online!
The homepage of the SFB 1436 on "Neural Resources of Cognition" is online including news and info on the Z02 Project "Human Imaging at Mesoscale" with Oliver Speck and Michael Hanke!
Check it out here
14 February 2022 I gave a talk at FEM Cafe Magdeburg
Title: "Science communication and science management"
More info on the FEM Cafe Magdeburg here
7 December 2021 I gave a talk at Brainhack Magdeburg
Title: "Hacking a new research field - Challenges and career strategies"
22 November 2021 I gave a talk at NeuroSpin in Paris
Title: "Using High-Precision MRI to describe the human in vivo Cortical Microstructure in Health and Disease"
16/17 September 2021 Lab Retreat in Berlin
The "Cortical Microstructure Research Group" had a 2 days lab retreat in a Creative Space in Berlin on "Creativity and Communication" - Thanks a lot everybody, this was great fun!
9 July 2021 OHBM Videos online
See here video presentations of awarded posters presented at OHBM 2021 on microstructure aging in M1 and S1 described with 7T-MRI
1 July 2021 New lab member
Susanne Stoll starts her Postdoc in my group. Welcome!
6 May 2021 BID Symposium 2021 starts!
The Brain-in-depth (BID) symposium 2021 on meso-scale MRI takes place virtually via Gather and Zoom More info
19 March 2021 OHBM Abstract Merit Awards for Two Lab Members!
Juliane Döhler (left) for her poster on "Layer-specific myeloarchitecture of human S1 hand area in younger and older adults at 7T-MRI" and Alicia Northall (right) for her poster on "Aging Myeloarchitecture of Large-Scale Body Part Representations in M1 at 7T-MRI". Congratulations!
March 2021 German Center for Mental Health Approved!
The German Center for Mental Health in Central Germany was approved composed of sites in Magdeburg and Jena! More infos here
1 August 2020 New lab member
Christoph Knoll starts his PhD in my group. Welcome!
July 2020 Grant accepted!
I was awarded with funding for one postdoctoral position by the Landesbank Sachsen-Anhalt on ultra-high field investigations of motor cortex vasculature!
June 2020 New lab tool!
Our lab now has a new great tool for studying the neuronal basis of motor control and motor disorders inside the 7T MRI scanner: The 5DT Data Glove Ultra
15 May 2020 New lab member!
Lilith-Sophie Lange starts as student assistant in my lab. Welcome!
07 April 2020 Symposium accepted!
Our proposed symposium entitled "FAIR data management and data sharing in neuroscience" has been accepted for the 2021 Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG)
March 2020 Lab operates in minimal mode
Due to the COVID-19 situation, our lab is now working in minimal mode. Everybody please stay healthy!
21 January 2020 I gave an interview at SimpleNeuro
Title of the interview "How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy a career"! more info here
Happy new year 2020!
I wish you all a happy new year 2020 with lots of fun, successes, and rewarded fruits of your amazing work!
1 December 2019 New lab member!
Avinash Kalyani starts her PhD in my group. Welcome!
13 November 2019 I gave a talk at the Institute Seminar Neurobiology in Tübingen
Title: "The architecture of the human primary somatosensory cortex"
1 November 2019 New lab members!
Kasia Myga, Alicia Northall, and Claudia Liu start their PhD in my group. Welcome!
30 October 2019 Lecture on Embodied Aging
Esther Kuehn held a lecture on "Embodiment in Aging" at the Medical Faculty Magdeburg! Look at the talk here
5-7 October 2019 Visions in Science Conference!
The Visions in Science conference that I founded in 2012 together with other PhD students from the Max Planck Society now takes place the 8th time, this year in Berlin. Have fun!
2 October 2019 Celebration 10 years FU-Berlin!
The Freie Universität Berlin celebrates its 10th anniversary! A lot of fun talks, Science Slams, and arty science exhibitions!
September 2020 Stipend Accepted!
Jan Oltmer was awarded with a PhD-stipend by the Medical Faculty of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg! Congratulations!
25 September 2019 I gave an Interview at Deutschlandfunk NOVA
Title of the podcast "Erst Kaffee, dann Nickerchen". More info here
14 September 2019 I gave a career talk at the Junge Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (jNWG)
The jNWG aims at bringing together PhDs and postdocs who work in Neuroscience from all over Germany to increase networking & career development. More info here
9 September 2019 I gave an interview at Deutschlandfunk NOVA
Title of the podcast "Wie wir weniger grübeln". More info here
9-11 September 2019 MCB-Conference takes place!
The MCB-Conference on Molecular, Cellular & Behavioral Brain Plasticity took place in Magdeburg. Stefanie Schreiber and myself organized an interdisciplinary symposium on myelin plasticity. More info
August 2020 Grant accepted!
I was awarded together with Stefanie Schreiber with funding for one PhD position by the CBBS on Real-Time Imaging of Motor Movements!
7 August 2019 Alicia Northall from the University of Birmingham, UK, visits my lab!
She gave a talk entitled: "How does hippocampal pathology affect post-stroke memory impairment?"
8 July 2019 Esther Kuehn gave a talk at Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin
Title: "The Microstructural Organization of the Aging Somatosensory System" More info
July 2020 Grant accepted!
Stefanie Schreiber and myself were awarded with funding for one postdoc position by the Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung on 7T-Imaging of ALS-patients. Apply here
June 2020 Grant accepted!
I was awarded with funding for two PhD positions by the DFG on Microstructural Imaging & Aging! Positions are already filled.
9 June 2019 I gave a talk at OHBM Meeting in Rome, Italy
Title: "Quality Control of Functional MRI at 7T", Session: "Taking Control of Your Neuroimaging Data: Understanding artefacts and quantifying quality fMRI at the Resolution Scale of Cortical Columns and Layers"
All slides of the session are available here
9 May 2019 Poster presented in Göttingen, Germany
Miriam Weber presented the poster Layer-specific cortical myeloarchitecture in ALS described using 7 Tesla MRI" at the Kongress of Deutsche Geselleschaft für Muskelerkrankte.
2 May 2019 Thesis defended!
Ulrike Uderhardt successfully defended her Master thesis entitled "Modelling the population dynamics of receptive fields of S-I finger tips using 7 Tesla fMRI". Congratulations!
29 April 2019 BID-2019 Symposium starts!
The BID Symposium on layer-dependent imaging I founded in 2017 now goes into its third year, with a fantastic line up including Bruce Fischl & Jeff Duyn
29 March 2019 I gave a talk at the University of Sheffield, UK
Title: "The cortical microstructure of myelin in health and disease"
February 2019 Graduation!
Juliane Döhler was awarded "with "distinction (1.0)" for her Master Thesis entitled "On the influence of age on intracortical myelin in human primary somatosensory cortex and its relation to tactile behavior". Congratulations!
3 January 2019 Thesis defended!
Fabian Timm defended his Bachelor Thesis entitled "Investigation, validation, and improvement of a new stimulation device for older adults". Congratulations!
1 January 2019 New lab member!
Anastasia Chrysidou starts her Master Thesis at the IKND Magdeburg. Welcome!
14 Dezember 2018 Christmas party!
My lab met at the Christmas market Magdeburg, we had lots of fun with lots of Glühwein!
Dezember 2018 Grant received!
Elena Azanon and myself were awarded with funding for one PhD student position by the Bial Foundation Grant Programme! More info here!
November 2018 Grant received!
I was awarded with the LSA-Fellowship by the CBBS!
14 November 2018 Dr. Dollyane Muret from UCL London, UK, visits my lab!
She will give a talk at the DZNE entitled: "Sensorimotor plasticity - What are the functional consequences?"
22 October 2018 I gave a talk at University of Leipzig, Germany
Title: "Multisensory integration in area 3b"
19 September 2018 Award received! In-Mind received the "Förderpreis Psychologie" of the German Society for Psychology. Congratulations!
1 September 2018 New lab member!
Jairo Pico starts as student assistant at the DZNE Magdeburg in collaboration with the University Clinics Magdeburg. Welcome!
26-31 August 2018 I gave a talk at "Hand, Brain, Technology Conference" in Ascona, Switzerland
Title: "Cortical microstructure of the human hand area"
21 August 2018 Thesis submitted!
Ulrike Uderhardt submitted her Master thesis entitled "Modelling the population dynamics of receptive fields of S-I finger tips using 7 Tesla fMRI". Congratulations!
1 August 2018 New lab member!
Miriam Weber starts her doctoral thesis at the DZNE Magdeburg in collaboration with the University Clinics Magdeburg. Welcome!
1 June 2018 New lab member!
Anastasia Chrysidou starts her work experience at the DZNE Magdeburg. Welcome!
2 June 2018 I gave a talk at "Long Night of Science" Magdeburg
Title: "Der gespiegelte Körper - Was die Neurowissenschaft uns über die Beziehungen zu Anderen verrät"
16 March 2018 Lab member Juliane Döhler chairs a session at the Mind, Brain & Body Symposium in Berlin
31 March 2018 BID-2018 Symposium starts
BID (Brain-in-Depth) is an annual symposium on layer-dependent MRI that I founded in 2017. This year, it takes place at the DZNE Magdeburg.
22 January 2018 Meeting of the "European Ultrahigh-Field Imaging Network In Neurodegenerative Diseases (EUFIND)" in Berlin
19-21 October 2017 I present a concept poster at "Future Of Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium" at CIMeC, Italy
Title: "How layer-dependent functional imaging influences theories in cognitive neuroscience"
4 September 2017 Conference "Brain Plasticity linking Molecules, Cells & Behavior" starts in Magdeburg
MCB Brain PLAST is an interdisciplinary conference on brain plasticity that I founded together with 8 postdocs of the Science Campus Magdeburg in 2018.
27 June 2017 I gave a talk at OHBM Meeting in Vancouver, Canada
Title: "The body parcellates the brain"
watch my talk
3 May 2017 BID-2017 Symposium starts!
BID (Brain-in-Depth) is an annual symposium on layer-dependent MRI that I founded this year.
17 March 2017 I gave a talk at "Mind, Brain & Body Symposium" in Berlin
Title: "The body parcellates the brain"
I started this news blog in spring 2017