[email protected] www.treestoolbox.org/hermann/ Married to Dr. Marieke Schölvinck, kids Sophie and Clara (*2013), Lotte (*2016) Research interest
Computational neuroscience General goal: To understand the biophysics of neural computation and information processing as a function of single cells and circuits.
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) Since 2014: Research fellow. Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in cooperation with Max Planck Society Since 2014: Max Planck group leader evaluated as “Excellent” by Scientific Advisory Board (Dec 2017). 2011 – 2014: Guest scientist, affiliated independent group leader at the Institute of Clinical Neuroanatomy of the Goethe University. University College London 2006 – 2011: Post-doc with Prof. Michael Häusser. Research topic: Devising a theory of neuronal branching and modeling network dynamics in the Cerebellum. Hebrew University 2004 – 2005: Post-doc with Prof. Idan Segev. Research topic: Optimisation principles of neuronal structure with topographically arranged input.
University of California at Berkeley (2000 – 2002) Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology (2002 – 2004) 2000 – 2004: Doctorate in Computational Neuroscience with Prof. Alexander Borst. Thesis title: “Input organization of motion-sensitive interneurons in the fly” (magna cum laude). Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (Max Planck Society) 1994 – 2000: Diploma degree in Biology (incl. Computer Science minor) with Prof. Alexander Borst. Thesis: “Spatial distribution of membrane parameters in fly neurons: a modeling study”.
Berkeley (US) Munich (Germany)
cv, Hermann Cuntz Publications *equal first + equal last H habilitation
Web of Science H-index 11. Journal impact factor (IF) are indicated per year; for reference, average IF in mathematical & computational biology is 1.8. In preparation (selected) ●● most significant 1. Castro A, Baltruschat B, Stuerner T, Tavosanis G, Cuntz H. Dissecting the structure and function relationship in Drosophila dendrite development using computational modelling (CNS 2018, in prep). ●● 2. Moessinger HM*, Schaffran B*, Cuntz H. A biologically inspired dendritic repair mechanism (in prep). 3. Schneider M, Jedlicka P+, Cuntz H+. Tailoring the spiking behaviour by random expression in rich ion channels of dentate granule cells (in prep). 4. Mediavilla L, Jedlicka P+, Cuntz H+. Dendritic structural degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease preserves neuronal input-output function (in prep). 5. Groden M*, Weigand M*, Triesch J, Cuntz H. Why we have a brain – gyrification and other structural features explained by optimal wiring models (in prep). 6. Bird AD, Deters LH, Cuntz H. Predictions of neuronal connectivity from axonal and dendritic arbours (CNS 2018, in prep). 7. Effenberger F, Cuntz H. Dendritic branching statistics explained from minimal wiring constraints (CNS 2018, in prep). ●● 8. Tatarnikova A, Mueller J, Schaffran B, Stuerner T, Cuntz H, Zhang Y, Nemethova M, Bogdan S, Small V, Tavosanis G. The Arp2/3 complex is required for de novo formation of dendritic branches (submitted). 9. Cuntz H, Bird AD, Beining M, Schneider M, Hoffmann FZ, Platschek S, Deller T+, Jedlicka P+. Dendrites collapse under synaptic bombardment – a theory of neuronal size and shape invariant excitability (SFN 2017, under review). ●● 10. Weigand M, Cuntz H. A simple model for visual cortex maps (Bernstein conference 2017, CNS 2018, submitted). 11. Bird AD, Cuntz H. Sholl analysis predicted by dendrite spanning fields (CNS 2017 oral presentation, under review). 12. Ebner C, Clopath C, Jedlicka P+, Cuntz H+. Toward a unifying synaptic plasticity rule for detailed neuron models (SFN 2015, under review). 13. Anton-Sanchez L*, Effenberger F*, Bielza C, Larrañaga P, Cuntz H. A regularity index for dendrites – local statistics of a neuron’s input space (under review). 14. Baltruschat L, Tavosanis G, Cuntz H. A developmental stretch-and-fill process that optimises dendritic space filling (SfN 2012, under review). ●● Published ●● most significant 15. Jungenitz T*, Beining M*, Radic T, Deller T, Cuntz H, Jedlicka P+, Schwarzacher SW + (2018) Structural homo- and heterosynaptic plasticity in mature and adult newborn rat hippocampal granule cells. PNAS 201801889 epub. (Press release, IF 9.5)H 16. Nanda S, Chen H, Das R, Bhattacharjee S, Cuntz H, Torben-Nielsen B, Peng H, Cox DN, De Schutter E, Ascoli GA (2018) Design and implementation of multisignal and time-varying neural reconstructions. Scientific Data 5:170207. (IF 5.3)H 17. Cuntz H (2018) Perspective: Mixing audio and video in dendrites. J Physiol 596(4):553-554. (IF 4.7) 18. Beining M, Mongiat LA, Schwarzacher SW, Cuntz H+, Jedlicka P+ (2017) T2N as a new tool for robust electrophysiological modeling demonstrated for mature
cv, Hermann Cuntz and adult-born dentate granule cells. eLife e26517. (Paper of the Month at German Anatomical Society, IF 7.6)H ●● 19. Vormberg A, Effenberger F, Muellerleile J, Cuntz H (2017) Universal features of dendrites through centripetal branch ordering. PLoS Computational Biology 13(7):e1005615. (IF 4.0)H 20. Weigand M, Sartori F, Cuntz H (2017) Universal transition from unstructured to structured neural maps. PNAS 114(20):E4057-E4064. (Press release, in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric, IF 9.5)H ●● 21. Radic T, Jungenitz T, Singer M, Beining M, Cuntz H, Vlachos A, Deller T, Schwarzacher SW (2017) Time-lapse imaging reveals highly dynamic structural maturation of postnatally born dentate granule cells in organotypic entorhinohippocampal slice cultures. Scientific Reports 7:43724. (IF 4.1)H 22. Beining M*, Jungenitz T*, Radic T, Deller T, Cuntz H+, Jedlicka P+, Schwarzacher SW + (2017) Structural plasticity in the critical period of adult born dentate granule cell maturation. Brain Structure and Function 222(3):1427-1446. (IF 4.2)H 23. Bird AD, Cuntz H (2016) Optimal current transfer in dendrites. PLoS Computational Biology 12(5):e1004897. (IF 4.5)H 24. Platschek S*, Cuntz H*, Vuksic M, Deller T, Jedlicka P (2016) A general homeostatic principle following lesion induced dendritic remodeling. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 4(1):19. (IF 5.4)H 25. Mazzoni A, Lindén H, Cuntz H, Lansner A, Panzeri S, Einevoll GT (2015) Computing the Local Field Potential (LFP) from Integrate-and-Fire Network Models. PLoS Computational Biology 11(12):e1004584. (IF 4.6)H 26. Budd J, Cuntz H, Eglen S, Krieger P (2015) Editorial: Quantitative Analysis of Neuroanatomy. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 9:143. (IF 3.3)H 27. Schneider CJ, Cuntz H, Soltesz I (2014) A three-dimensional model of the rat dentate gyrus. PLoS Computational Biology 10(10):e1003921. (Featured image in October 2014 issue, IF 4.6)H 28. Cuntz H, Forstner F, Schnell B, Raghu SV, Borst A (2013) Preserving dendrite function under extreme scaling. PLoS One 8 (8): e71540. (IF 3.5)H 29. Cuntz H, Mathy A, Häusser M (2012) A scaling law derived from optimal dendritic wiring. PNAS 109 (27): 11014–11018. (Press release and covered by medicalxpress and others, IF 9.7)H ●● 30. Cuntz H (2012) The dendritic density field of a cortical pyramidal cell. Perspective article, invited submission for special issue in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 6:2. (IF 4.1)H 31. Cuntz H, Forstner F, Borst A, Häusser M (2011) The TREES toolbox – probing the basis of neuronal branching. Neuroinformatics 9(1): 91-96. (News Item, invited submission, most popular download, IF 3.0)H 32. Cuntz H, Forstner F, Borst A, Häusser M (2010) One rule to grow them all: A general theory of neuronal branching and its practical application. PLoS Computational Biology 6(8): e1000877. (Featured image in August 2010 issue; selected by PLoS and kikim media for a prototype documentary film for the US Public Broadcasting Service; reviewed in Faculty 1000 by Prof. Olaf Sporns, ~25,000 downloads, IF 5.5)H ●● 33. Phoka E*, Cuntz H*, Roth A, Häusser M (2010) A new approach for determining phase response curves reveals that Purkinje cells can act as perfect integrators. PLoS Computational Biology 6(4): e1000768. (IF 5.5)H 34. Watt AJ, Cuntz H, Mori M, Nusser Z, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M (2009) Traveling waves in developing cerebellar cortex mediated by asymmetrical
cv, Hermann Cuntz Purkinje cell connectivity. Nature Neuroscience 12:463-473. (Cover in April 2009 issue; reviewed as “exceptional” in Faculty 1000 by Prof. Marla Feller, IF 14.3)H 35. Cuntz H*, Forstner F*, Haag J, Borst A (2008) The morphological identity of insect dendrites. PLoS Computational Biology 4(12):e1000251. (Featured image in December 2008 issue; reviewed in Faculty 1000 by Prof. Eve Marder, IF 5.9)H 36. Weber F, Eichner H, Cuntz H, Borst A (2008) Eigenanalysis of a neural network for optic flow processing. New Journal of Physics 10:015013. (IF 3.4) 37. Cuntz H, Borst A, Segev I (2007) Optimization principles of dendritic structure. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 4(1):21. (IF 1.6)H 38. Cuntz H, Haag J, Forstner F, Segev I, Borst A (2007) Robust coding of flowfield parameters by axo-axonal gap junctions between fly visual interneurons. PNAS 104(24):10229–10233. (Press release, IF 9.6) ●● 39. Cuntz H, Haag J, Borst A (2003) Neural image processing by dendritic networks. PNAS 100 (19): 11082–11085. (Press release and covered by National Geographic and others, IF 10.3) ●● Book
Cuntz H, Remme M, Torben-Nielsen B, (Eds). The computing dendrite: from structure to function (2014). Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience, Vol 11, Springer.
Book chapters + equal last
1. Leopold DA, Strick PL, Bassett DS, Bruno RM, Cuntz H, Harris KM, Oberlaender M, Raichle ME (in press) Functional architecture of the cerebral cortex. In: Cerebral Cortex 3.0: Complexity and Computation, (Eds) Singer W, Sejnowski T, Rakic P, MIT Press. 2. Platschek S, Cuntz H+, Deller T+, Jedlicka P+ (2017). Lesion-induced dendritic remodeling as a new mechanism of homeostatic structural plasticity in the adult brain. In: Rewiring the brain: a computational approach to structural plasticity in the adult brain, (Eds) van Ooyen A, Butz M, Elsevier. 3. Cuntz H (2016) Modelling dendrite shape. In: Dendrites, 3rd edition, (Eds) Stuart G, Spruston N, Häusser M, Oxford University Press. 4. Torben-Nielsen B, Cuntz H (2014) Dendrite morphology and quantitative analysis. In: Dendritic computations through morphology and connectivity, (Eds) Cuntz H, Remme M, Torben-Nielsen B, Springer. 5. Cuntz H (2014) Modelling dendrite shape from wiring principles. In: Dendritic computations through morphology and connectivity, (Eds) Cuntz H, Remme M, Torben-Nielsen B, Springer. 6. Cuntz H, Haag J, Borst A (2014) Modelling the cellular mechanisms of fly optic flow. In: Dendritic computations through morphology and connectivity, (Eds) Cuntz H, Remme M, Torben-Nielsen B, Springer. 7. Cuntz H, (2013) Models of fly lobula plate tangential cells (LPTCs). In: Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, (Ed) Jaeger D, Jung R; invited by Gabbiani F, Springer. 8. Cuntz H, (2013) TREES toolbox. In: Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, (Ed) Jaeger D, Jung R; invited by Gleeson P, Springer.
Other editorial work
Budd J, Cuntz H, Eglen S, Krieger P (Eds). Quantitative analysis of neuronal anatomy. Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Topic and eBook (2016).
1. Cuntz H, (2015) Computational Cajal – modelling the formation of neural circuits. Yearbook of the Max Planck Society 2015. 2. Cuntz H, (2013) Geburtshilfe für den Computer; Die neurowissenschaftlichen Wurzeln der Kybernetik. Gehirn und Geist (Spektrum der Wissenschaft) 3/2013: 86-87. Invited book review in German.
cv, Hermann Cuntz Grants
Under revision: Sept 2013: June 2013:
DFG grant CU 217/3-1 Bernstein Award 2013, BMBF No. 01GQ1406 (€1,351,662.00) DFG grant CU 217/2-1 (rededicated, €257,315.00)
Fellowships and awards
Feb 2011: May 2010: April 2010: April 2008 – April 2011: April 2006 – March 2008: June 2004 – June 2005:
Wellcome Image Award 2011 (£200) Guarantors of Brain, travel grant award 1st prize poster, UCL Neuroscience (£500) Max Planck Fellowship Alexander von Humboldt, Feodor Lynen Fellowship Minerva Fellowship
Selected media outreach
Oct 2015: Jan 2015 Nov 2012:
Aug 2012: June 2012: May 2012: Dec 2011: May 2011:
March 2011: March 2011: Feb 2011: April 2005: Oct 2003: Teaching
Invited contribution to the Biennale entitled „Globale” at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe Video installation at Open Day of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe Exhibition at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) Karlsruhe; video installation on panoramic screen 2.1m x 18.4m. Reviewed in Frieze Magazine Video interview (15 min) about my work by Arvid Leyh for dasgehirn.info (title „Die Schönheit wachsender Dendriten”) Interview by Stuart Mason Dambrot for medicalxpress (title „Branching out: A mathematical law of dendritic connectivity”) Coverage of my work in Wired magazine (June issue) Full article (5-pages) „the dendrite code“ about my work in Gehirn und Geist (Spektrum der Wissenschaft) Full documentary about my work by kikim media funded by the Alfred P. Sloan foundation and available at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Sciencebytes.org Contribution to University College London video sequence Interview for BioTechniques Wellcome Image Award 2011, exhibition at the Wellcome Collection (24. February – 10. July) Interview for Israel21c Short interview for National Geographic
Since September 2017 Faculty member for the SmartStart program for MSc and PhD students: Student selection 2018, lab rotation module (no student yet) Since June 2015 Faculty member for the BSc in Biology: course Neurobiology I – Specialization 2 “fly motion vision” 7 afternoons (4.5h each) and one seminar (1h) in summer semester 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 lecture for first semester 0.5h, 2016 Since August 2014 Faculty member for the MSc of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (INS) program: Lab rotation module 6-8 weeks C10 Computational Neuroanatomy (22 students since 2014, and 6
cv, Hermann Cuntz students with Peter Jedlicka before 2014) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Basic introductory module cellular neurophysiology 3h lecture and 3h practical together with Peter Jedlicka 2016, 2017, 2018 Since March 2014 Faculty member of the International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits (PhD program): Student selection and follow-up meetings, lab rotation modules (4 students since 2014), 2h lecture on modern topics and 1h seminar open to everyone 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Other teaching
EU advanced course in computational neuroscience (ACCN) Local organizer (with Jochen Triesch at the FIAS): Aug 2014 Course lecturer: Aug 2013 Course tutor: supervision of individual projects of five students for four weeks each (total ~640 hours): Aug 2008 Aug 2005 and 2007 Aug 2004 Other Jun 2018: Course lecturer, Cold Spring Harbor Asia summer course “Building and Mining Brain Cell Atlases and Connectomes” Oct 2013: Guest lecturer, Computational Neuroscience Summer Semester 2011: Lecturer, Human Anatomy Dec 2006: Course tutor, “Dendritic patching workshop” May 2006: Guest lecturer, “Theoretical Neuroscience II”, at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Basel (Switzerland) Frankfurt (Germany) London (UK) London (UK)
Interdisziplinäres Kolleg Hochschuldidaktik Since 2018: working towards certificate of didactics for university lecturers
Selected invited talks (*shortlisted for faculty position, **for full professor)
Oct 2018: invited talk at “New Prospects in Interdisciplinary 3R Research” **Sept 2018: invited talk at University of Hertfordshire by Prof. John Senior, listed 1st Apr 2018: invited at “11. Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium”, Humboldt Stiftung Apr 2018: invited at Ernst Strüngmann Forum “Cerebral Cortex 3.0: Complexity and Computation” Mar 2018: invited talk at ITB, invited by Prof. Susanne Schreiber and Dr. Michiel Remme Feb 2018: invited talk at EITN “Dendritic integration and computation with active dendrites”
Giessen (Germany) Hertfordshire (UK) Shanghai (China) Frankfurt (Germany) Berlin (Germany) Paris (France)
cv, Hermann Cuntz Dec 2017: Blue Brain Project, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, invited by Dr. Lida Kanari Nov 2017: invited talk at MPFI for Neuroscience at “MPG Neuroscience Retreat 2017” Oct 2017: invited talk at EITN “Dendritic Spines: Morphology, Function and Modeling”, cancelled Sept 2017: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, invited by Prof. Philipp Berens Feb 2017: invited talk at “MPG-Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium” Apr 2016: Invited talk at “Digital representation of neuronal morphologies / tissue” Apr 2016: Gutenberg Universität Mainz, invited by Prof. Carsten Duch Mar 2016: Invited talk at EITN “Dendritic Sophistication: From Structure to Function” Sept 2015: Invited talk at workshop “Connectomic workbench” Mar 2015: Invited talk at workshop “Power laws and multiple scales in neural systems” Feb 2015: Invited hacking at “Connectomics Analysis Workshop and Hackathon” Nov 2014: Invited talk at Symposium “Principles of Brain Wiring” Sept 2013: Bernstein Award Lecture at the Bernstein Conference 2013 Sept 2013: Centre de Regulació Genòmica; invited by Prof. Mara Dierssen June 2013: Philipps Universität Marburg; invited by Prof. Uwe Homberg May 2013: Invited talk at Dutch INCF meeting on “predictive modeling” April 2013: Donders Institute Nijmegen, invited by Prof. Paul Tiesinga *Feb 2013: Philipps Universität Marburg; invited by Prof. Anna Schubö Dec 2012: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS); invited by Prof. Jochen Triesch April 2012: Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Brain Research; invited by Prof. Gilles Laurent *Dec 2011: Imperial College London; invited by Prof. Ross Ethier July 2011: Helmholtz Research Center; invited by Prof. Markus Diesmann July 2011: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB); invited by Dr. Gregory Jefferis July 2011: Microsoft Research; invited by Prof. Stephen Emmott
Genève (Switzerland) Jupiter (US) Paris (France) Tübingen (Germany) Berlin (Germany)” Okinawa (Japan) Mainz (Germany) Paris (France) Cambridge (UK) Paris (France) Janelia Farm (US) Bochum (Germany) Tübingen (Germany) Barcelona (Spain) Marburg (Germany) Nijmegen (Netherlands) Nijmegen (Netherlands) Marburg (Germany) Frankfurt (Germany) Frankfurt (Germany) London (UK) Jülich (Germany) Cambridge (UK) Cambridge (UK)
cv, Hermann Cuntz July 2011: Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI); invited by Dr. Karl Farrow and Dr. Botond Roska May 2011: Hertie-Institut für klinische Hirnforschung; invited by Dr. Fahad Sultan March 2011: Invited talk at 2nd NeuroML workshop by Padraig Gleeson Nov 2010: Brain Corporation, Qualcomm; invited by Dr. Eugene Izhikevich July 2010: Invited talk at FENS 2010 satellite meeting “Morphology and computations of single neurons” March 2010: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); invited by Prof. Sebastian Seung Jan 2010: Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience; invited by Prof. Pascal Fries & Prof. Wolf Singer *Jan 2010: Neurosciences Institute; invited by Prof. Gerald Edelman *July 2009: Goethe Center for Scientific Computing; invited by Prof. Gabriel Wittum June 2009: Goethe University, Clinical Neuroanatomy; invited by Prof. Thomas Deller March 2009: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology; invited stay for three weeks with Prof. Erik de Schutter, incl. invited talk May 2008: Invited talk at 47th Tutzing Symposion "Modelling and engineering of complex systems - from molecular assemblies to biological networks" Feb 2008: Invited talk at Joint meeting of Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and Columbia University Center for Theoretical Neuroscience Jan 2004: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences "neural networks and cognitive systems" seminar series; invited by Prof. Jürgen Jost June 2003: FU Berlin Neurobiology department; invited by Prof. Bernd Grünewald and Prof. Randolf Menzel Organised scientific events
July 2018: Official workshop of CNS*2018, “Neuronal morphology and structure” with Dr. Alexander Bird and André Castro from my group July 2015: Official workshop of CNS*2015, “Dendrite function and wiring” with Dr. Michiel Remme and Dr. Ben Torben-Nielsen July 2013: Official workshop of CNS*2013, “Dendrite function and wiring” with Dr. Michiel Remme and Dr. Ben Torben-Nielsen October 2012: Computational Neuroscience Social at SfN*2012. Invited chairman and organizer, approximate attendance 350. July 2011: Official workshop of CNS*2011, “Dendrite function and wiring: experiments and theory” with Dr.
Basel (Switzerland) Tübingen (Germany) London (UK) San Diego (US) Amsterdam (Holland) Boston (US) Frankfurt (Germany)
San Diego (US) Frankfurt (Germany) Frankfurt (Germany) Okinawa (Japan)
New York (US)
Prague (Czech Rep)
New Orleans (US)
cv, Hermann Cuntz Michiel Remme, Dr. Ben Torben-Nielsen and Dr. Jaap van Pelt Selected conference attendance (*poster or oral presentation)
International SfN: Washington 2017*, Chicago 2015*, New Orleans 2012*, Washington 2011*, San Diego 2010*, Washington 2008*, New Orleans 2003*, Miami 1999 FENS: Berlin 2018, Amsterdam 2010, Lisbon 2004* CNS: Seattle 2018*, Antwerp 2017*, Prague 2015*, Paris 2013*, Stockholm 2011*, Berlin 2009, Edinburgh 2006, Chicago 2002*, Bruges 2000* Cosyne: Salt Lake City 2010*, 2008* Invertebrate Vision: Lund 2001* Local Bernstein Conference: Göttingen 2017*, Berlin 2016*, Heidelberg 2015*, Göttingen 2014, Tübingen 2013* RMN2 Biennial Meeting in Oberwesel 2014* Meeting of the Dutch INCF (Neuroinformatics) in Nijmegen 2013* Annual meeting of the German anatomical society in Frankfurt 2012* UCL Neuroscience Symposium 2010* Mathematical Neuroscience Meeting in Warwick 2007 Ein Gedi Meeting in Israel 2004, 2005* Meeting of the Israel Society of Neuroscience in Eilat 2004* Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society in Göttingen 2003*, 1999 Summer schools Otto Loewi International Course in Eilat 2005 School of dendrites in Jerusalem 2005
Bachelor thesis, Bioinformatics, Frankfurt Planned from 2018: David Bernhardt. Master thesis, Bioinformatics, Frankfurt Planned from 2018: Nathalie Schmidt. Master thesis, Physics, Frankfurt Planned from 2018: Marius Schneider. Master thesis, INS Frankfurt Since 2018: Laura Mediavilla. Master thesis, Physics, Frankfurt 2017 – 2018: Moritz Groden. Title of thesis: “Gyrification of the brain based on optimal wiring”. 1 publication in preparation. Master thesis, INS Frankfurt 2017: Adonay Gebrehiwot. Title of thesis: “Developmental model of retinal ganglion cells”. (Now: MEXT fellowship for PhD at U Tokyo). Master thesis, INS Frankfurt 2017: Lisa Hilde Deters. Title of thesis: “Neuronal connectivity through axonal and dendritic arborizations”. 1 publication in preparation. Master thesis, INS Frankfurt 2016 – 2017: Alexandra Vormberg. Title of thesis: “Branching statistics of neuronal dendrites”. 1 publication. (Then: IMPRS PhD student) PhD thesis, Biology, Frankfurt Since 2015: André Castro. 1 publication in preparation Master thesis, INS Frankfurt 2015: Christian Ebner Title of thesis: “Simulating Synaptic Plasticity in Detailed Neuron Models”. 1publication in preparation. With Dr. Peter Jedlicka. (Now: NeuroCure PhD student in Berlin)
cv, Hermann Cuntz PhD thesis, Biology and Bioinformatics, Frankfurt Since 2014: Marvin Weigand. 1 publication PNAS and 1 in preparation. PhD thesis, IMPRS Frankfurt 2012 – 2017: Marcel Beining. Title of thesis: “On the structural maturation, plasticity, function and computation of adult-born hippocampal granule cells”. 5 publications of which 1 PNAS and 1 eLife. With Dr. Stephan Schwarzacher, Dr. Peter Jedlicka and Prof. Thomas Deller. (Now post-doc with Dr. Moritz Helmstädter) MD thesis, Medicine, Frankfurt Since 2012: Steffen Platschek. 3 publications and 1 peer-reviewed book chapter. With Dr. Peter Jedlicka and Prof. Thomas Deller. Master thesis, MRC London 2006 – 2007: Elena Phoka. Title of thesis: “The Phase response curves of cerebellar Purkinje cells”. 1 publication. With Prof. Michael Häusser. Master thesis, GSN at LMU München 2006: Franz Weber. 1 publication. With Prof. Alexander Borst. (Now Professor at University of Pennsylvania) Diploma thesis and PhD thesis, Bioinformatics, München 2005 – 2011: Friedrich Förstner. Title of Diploma thesis: “Modeling the neuroanatomy of interneurons in the visual system of the fly calliphora vicina”. Title of PhD thesis: “The morphological identity of insect dendrites”. 8 publications e.g. Current Biology, PNAS, Nature Medicine. With Prof. Alexander Borst. (Now: Head of Sensors & Data Science at BRAGI) Lab rotations
INS MSc Rotations (Frankfurt), MSubsequent MSc in the lab D Kefalas (2011, with Peter Jedlicka), C Barnes (2011, with Peter Jedlicka), MC Ebner (2013, with Peter Jedlicka), I Isik (2013, with Peter Jedlicka), J Kasper (2013, with Peter Jedlicka), S Krischok (2014, with Peter Jedlicka and Marcel Beining), H Moessinger (2014), B Schaffran (2014), MA Vormberg (2015), J Muellerleile (2015), S Jaganath (2015), S Rodríguez Rozada (2015), ML Deters (2015), A Vijikumar (2015), J Hofmann (2016), M Mohan (2016), J Pastyrik (2016), N Seeliger (2016), MA Gebrehiwot (2016), J Krebs (2016), N Omega Cipta Subrata (2016), ML Mediavilla (2016), D Hain (2017), L Hansmeyer (2017), A Kohli (2018), R Hamatnurova (2018), N Almeida (2018), S Nabiyeva (2018) BSc Rotations (Frankfurt) S E Martinez (2018), F Knop (2018), A Hohn (2018), A Yildirim (2018) IMPRS PhD (Frankfurt) F Sartori (2016, 1 publication), F Hoffmann (2016, 1 publication), T Katsanevaki (2017) Wellcome Trust PhD (University College London) L Beeren (2007, with Michael Häusser), S Burnett (2005, with Michael Häusser) Guest students J Wagner (2018, Frankfurt), L Antón-Sanchez (2016, Cajal Institute, Madrid, 1 publication), O Gonzalez (2016, UT San Antonio), H Nedelescu (2011, Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology)
External PhD exams
Jan 2018: President, Linus Manubens-Gil, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, PhD student of Prof. Mara Dierssen Dec 2017: Examiner, Lida Kanari, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, PhD student of Prof. Henry Markram
Since 2016: Associate editor, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy Since 2016: Editorial board, Matters
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cv, Hermann Cuntz Since 2016: Director, Organization for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS) Since 2017: Member, Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience Frankfurt (ICNF) Guest editor, PLoS Computational Biology Jury member, Deutsche Neurowissenschaften-Olympiade 2018, 2017 Member of selection committee, Brains for Brains Award 2015, 2014 Review editor for
Neuron, PNAS, Current Biology, eLife, PLoS Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS One, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, Biological Cybernetics, Cerebral Cortex, Neuroinformatics, Scientific Reports, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Physiology, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters, Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Neural Computation, Journal of Neuroscience Methods ERA-Net of the European Union, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Dutch Research Council (NWO), German Research Foundation (DFG) and more EU advanced course in computational neuroscience, CNS*2018, CNS*2013, CNS*2012
English, French, German, basic Dutch
2002: McKinsey award “start social” for a project to build an international house in München. 1993 – 1994: Terre des Hommes – Civil Service in an intercultural kindergarten.
München (Germany) Wiesbaden (Germany)
Opera singing (2004 – 2005: student of Cilla Grossmeyer and Zvi Semel), piano, painting.