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Prof. Dr. Silvia Daun

  • 11/2016 - now: Heisenbergprofessor for Computational Neuroscience - Modeling Neural Network Function, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne
  • 05/2014 - 10/2016: Research Group Leader (DFG-Heisenberg Programme) in Computational Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne
  • 05/2014 - now: Research Group Leader (Computational Neurology) at the  Research Center Jülich
  • 01/2014: Habilitation in Computational Biology
  • 05/2009 - 04/2014: Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader, Bioscience Center, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne.

  • 08/2008 - 03/2009: Independent external consultant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA.

  • 2006 - 2008: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

  • 2003 - 2006: PhD in Mathematics at the University of Cologne, Germany
    Thesis on "Modeling, analysis and calculation of cerebral hemodynamics".

  • 07/2003: Diploma in Mathematics (with honours), Thesis on "Bifurcations in the Beeler-Reuter Model".

  • 1998 - 2003: Studies in Mathematics and Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Awards and Grants

  • 07/2014: Research Funding: BMBF-NSF: CRCNS US-German Collaboration in Computational Neuroscience
  • 05/2014: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award
  • 02/2014: Research Funding: Heisenberg Stipend, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 01/2014: Research funding: University of Cologne -Emerging Group: CONNECT
  • since 05/2013: AcademiaNet: Profiles of Women Leading Scientists, Member
  • 12/2010: "Capital"-Magazine: Top 40 list of German researchers under the age of 40
  • 02/2009: Research Funding: Emmy-Noether Programme, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
  • 10/2007: Young Investigator Award, International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness (ICCAI).
  • 07/2003: Diploma “with honours”, University of Cologne

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