Dr Marcus Kaiser
Reader in Neuroinformatics

Introduction

My main scientific interests are in the area of network analysis both of cortical as well as neuronal networks and the interplay between network structure and function. Current projects investigate the role of structural brain connectivity on neural activity patterns. I also work on the development and plasticity after lesions of neural networks.

Qualifications

M.Sc. (Biology) Ruhr-University-Bochum, 2002
Ph.D. (Neuroscience) Jacobs University , 2005

Memberships

British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member


Research Interests

Network analysis
Connectomics
Computational Neuroanatomy
Neuromodulation

Research Roles

- Group leader in Neuroinformatics (see Neuroinformatics@Newcastle)
- Leader of the UK INCF Special Interest Group in Image-based Neuroinformatics
- Co-director of the Wellcome Trust Systems Neuroscience PhD programme

Postgraduate Supervision

- Chris Papasavvas (PhD student; 2013-present)
- Chris Thornton (PhD student; 2014-present)
- Sol Lim (PhD student; 2010-present)
- Dr Roman Bauer (PDRA; 2013-present)
- Dr Peter Taylor (PDRA; 2013-present)
- Dr Yujiang Wang (PDRA; 2013-present)
- Dr Luis Peraza (PDRA; 2013-present)


Esteem Indicators

Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, PLoS ONE, and ACM Computing Reviews.

Selected invited talks:

- Cambridge, UK, 4/2014
- King's College London, UK, 6/2013
- CERN, Switzerland, 4/2013
- KAIST, South Korea, 5/2010
- RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, 5/2010
- Seoul National University, South Korea, 5/2009
- Imperial College London, 11/2008
- Oxford, UK, 12/2007
- Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany, 3/2007
- Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA, 1/2007
- European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Cambridge, UK, 6/2006
- Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, USA, 10/2004

Funding

Wellcome Trust/EPSRC CANDO project (Co-I), 2014
EPSRC Research Grant (PI), 2013
NIHR - PostDoc Fellowship (Co-I), 2013
BBSRC - PhD studentship (PI), 2013
Amazon Research Grant (PI), 2011
EPSRC Impact Award (PI), 2011
Santander Visiting Fellowship (PI), 2010
EPSRC - First Grant (PI), 2009
BBSRC - PhD studentship (PI), 2009
Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programme (Co-PI), 2007
Royal Society - Research Grant (PI), 2007
EPSRC - CARMEN Neuroinformatics project (Co-I), 2006
EPSRC – CASE for New Academics Award (PI), 2006

Postgraduate Teaching

CSC8305 MRes Computational Analysis of Complex Biological Systems 
CSC8314 MRes Introduction to Neuroinformatics (module leader)
MMB8019 MRes Sensory Systems