Hector Fellow since 2021Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts
Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts
C. and O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf & Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Center Juelich
Katrin Amunts is a full professor for Brain Research, and director of the C. and O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, and director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM‑1), Research Center Juelich. Since 2016, she is the Scientific research director of the European flagship, the Human Brain Project.
Katrin Amunts is a German neuroscientist, and well known for her work in human brain mapping. To better understand the organising prinicples of the human brain, she and her team have developed the Julich-Brain Atlas, a new type of atlas that brings together data from all levels of the brain and gives them a spatial framework.
Katrin Amunts is speaker of the Helmholtz Joint Lab Supercomputing and Modelling for the Human Brain (SMBH) and coordinates the topic Decoding Brain Organization and Dysfunction of the Helmholtz Association. She is co-speaker of the graduate school Max-Planck School of Cognition. She is also a member of the International Advisory Council Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, the National Academy of Science and Engineering, Acatech and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences.
Understanding the human brain better
Hector Science Award Winner 2021 is Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts
Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts is awarded for the development of a completely new three-dimensional atlas of the human brain.