Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Research and teaching
- Dementia & Cognitive disorders
My research consists in the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to investigate brain function. I develop new data acquisition and processing technologies to characterize the healthy and diseased brain, particularly in the context of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and stroke. This can be used for the discovery of imaging biomarkers for disease diagnosis and to predict future outcomes, as well as to monitor the effects of therapeutic interventions. For example, this includes the identification of brain areas and brain states most vulnerable to epileptic seizures, or the characterization of functionality affected by a stroke that may then benefit from targeted treatments to optimize post-stroke recovery. On a more fundamental level, my research aims at better understanding how brain function and behaviour can be modulated by alterations in brain structure or by external brain stimulation.
Innovation prize of the Klee Family Foundation (2016)
German High Tech Champion prize of the Fraunhofer Institute (2014)