Computational Methods for Brain Connectivity Modelling


Lucía Melloni

Dr. Melloni's lab is broadly interested in understanding the neural underpinnings of how we see (perception), how and why we experience what we see (consciousness) and how those experiences get imprinted in our brain (learning and memory) – as well as the interplay between these processes. Her group used multiple methods to get at those questions, ranging from invasive and non-invasive electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods over behavioral techniques to online surveys. Answering those questions in humans also needs methods advancement, which is another focus of her lab. The most recent one focuses on laminar electrophysiology in humans. Finally, her group is committed to team-science and open science practices, leading a large-scale adversarial collaboration, involving 11 international collaborators to learn more about the footprints of consciousness and what makes us humans.

Scholar | MPI AE | IZN Frankfurt


Agustín Ibáñez

Agustín Ibáñez is a neuroscientist interested in global approaches to dementia and social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience. He is the Director of Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat) at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI). Also, He holds international positions from the USA/Ireland [Senior Atlantic Fellow, Global Brain Health Institute-GBHI-University of California San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin)] and Argentina [Cognitive Neuroscience Center]. Agustin holds a track record with +120 publications in the last five years, including top-ten journals (e.g., Lancet Neurology, World Psychiatry, Nature Reviews Neurology, Nature Human Behavior, JAMA Neurology, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Brain). He has received funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), ANID (Chile), COLCIENCIAS (Colombia), DAAD (Germany), MRC (United Kingdom), CONICET (Argentina) and Alzheimer’s Association, Tau Consortium, GBHI, Takeda, and NIH/NIA (USA). He is the founder of the critical regional initiatives, such as the Multi-partner consortium to expand dementia research in Latin America (ReDLat) and the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (LAC-CD). His work has been highlighted in the BBC, Nature, Nature News, Discovery Channel, Popular Science, Daily Mail, Newsweek, Le Monde, and Oxford University Press, among others.

Scholar | Brainlat | GBHI

Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Neuroscientist at Maastricht University & Free University Berlin specializing in the neural mechanisms of prediction, attention, and memory. His work combines empirical research methods from cognitive neuroscience (EEG, fMRI, MEG, ECoG, TMS) and systems neuroscience (electrophysiology, calcium imaging) with computational modeling (Bayesian models of neural and behavioral data) and multivariate techniques (decoding). In his free time, he enjoys cooking and adventurous music.

Scholar | FU Berlin


Carlos Coronel

B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Carabobo (Venezuela), Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology at the University of Valparaíso, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat, Adolfo Ibañez University), and Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health (Trinity College Dublin, and University of San Francisco California). Carlos’ research interests are computational modeling of aging and dementia, biophysical models of chemical neuromodulation, and theoretical neuroscience. Carlos studies the brain using mathematical models, tools from graph theory, and computational neuroscience.

Scholar | Brainlat | GBHI


Marilyn Gatica

Marilyn is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University London. She has explored a wide range of scientific questions, including healthy aging, frontotemporal dementia, and the effects of transcranial ultrasound stimulation, a novelty non-invasive neuromodulation technique. Her research has integrated data analysis with multivariate information theory, statistics, machine learning, and whole-brain modeling.

Scholar | NU London


Rubén Herzog

Post-doc at the Paris Brain Institute (ICM). BSc in Biology (Universidad de Chile), MSc in Biological Sciences (Universidad de Chile), PhD in Biophysics and Computational Biology (Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile). Ruben's main interests are Computational Neuroscience, Consciousness, Complex Systems, and Theoretical Biology.


Jan-Gabriel Hartel

Jan-Gabriel Hartel

Jan-Gabriel holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Paderborn University. He works as a Research Associate in the NCCLab at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, developing novel experimental and theoretical approaches to consciousness.