Hector Fellow since 2021
Prof. 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 princi­ples 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.

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Doctor­ate Currently not vacant

Katrin Amunts is currently unavail­able to super­vise doctoral projects.


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.
Forschungsfeld Medizin

— Medicine

Medicine, Brain Research

Research Fields

Human brain atlas
Big Data analytics
Deep learn­ing