A special honour for an outstanding brain researcher
Hector Fellow Katrin Amunts was appointed to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and will be active in the Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Section. Leopoldina is the oldest continuously existing academy of natural sciences and medicine in the world. Leopoldina selects its members among scientists who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding scientific achievements.
Katrin Amunts is Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM‑1) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Director of the C. and O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. The internationally renowned researcher was scientific director of the European flagship "Human Brain Project" (HBP), which was successfully completed in summer 2023.
Katrin Amunts and her research team were able to map the human brain on an unprecedented scale using extremely high-resolution and data-intensive methods. In doing so, Amunts also pioneered the interdisciplinary combination of neuroscience and supercomputing. The results of this research are combined in a globally unique 3D brain atlas, which is openly accessible to scientists from all over the world.