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Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine

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Axer Markus

Dr. rer. nat. Markus Axer


Head of the group Fibre architecture

Member of the Scientific and Technical Council (WTR)

Lecturer at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf (Medical Physics)


Fields of Research

  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Image and signal processing
  • 3D brain reconstruction from serial histological sections


  • Polarized Light Imaging (engineering of polarizing microscopes, high-throughput imaging, process automation, brain preparation)
  • High performance computing (software parallelization for CPU/GPU usage, workflow implementation)
  • photomicrographic image processing and visualization (large-scale): segmentation, registration, independent component analysis, stitching
  • Simulation of the interaction of light with brain tissue and simulation of polarimetric measurements (geometric optics, electrodynamics)


Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich


Phone: +49 2461 61-6314
Fax: +49 2461 61-2820









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