June 2019: Valentin received a planning grant from the German VolkswagenStiftung that aims at new research territories between life and natural sciences. The new initiative is called 'Change of course'.
Munich Academics Stammtisch: meetup for Research Group Leaders in Munich
Are you a research group leader at LMU, MPI, or TUM? I guess, we all struggle with the same questions: How to handle administration, run a little research 'start-up', and develop an overall research strategy?
Complex effects of non-invasive brain stimulation (preprint, data)
May 2019: We expected identical effects across the cortex after stimulation with TMS, but our results show that stimulation effects substantially vary across individuals and brain regions. The manuscript is available on bioRxiv and we provide data/code on OpenNEURO. The figure shows
Directional brain connectivity in Alzheimer's disease
Feb 2019: We published the first application of our novel, directional signaling measure to brain data from patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). We found that specific routes of directional signaling, or effective connectivity, are disrupted in the default mode network of patients. This approach,
Katarzyna published her first paper
Oct 2018: Katarzyna established metabolic imaging of GABA and glutamate in my lab and published important work on the dynamics of these neurotransmitters in the human brain. You can find the paper in the Journal of Neuroscience: Opposite dynamics of GABA and glutamate levels in the occipital cortex during visual processing.
Here's some press coverage of our work on GABA/glutamate signaling in the human brain.
Gabriel wins the 2018 OHBM abstract merrit award
Valentin receives ERC starting grant of € 1.5 Mio
Feb 2018: During the next 5 years, Valentin will apply novel methods and simultaneous PET/MRI brain imaging to track memory consolidation in the human brain. ERC grants are prestigious funding from the European Research Council of the EU.
Katarzyna receives her PhD
Dec 2017: Katarzyna Kurcyus did a great job during her PhD-period in my lab and successfully submitted her PhD thesis "Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study neural activity: The role of inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters for systems-level brain dynamics"