The research group „Genomic Imaging“ investigates the influence of genetic factors on the healthy and sick brain. The group aims to find out which structural and functional changes are caused by genetic variants and how they contribute to the development of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.
Building human brain models and atlases based on ultra-high resolution 3D image datasets imposes significant challenges on image processing methods and algorithms, as well as data and workflow management. The group works on solutions for these challenges.
The „Connectivity“ group is interested in the relevance of fiber tracts for the structure and architecture of the surface and cortex of the brain. A particular focus are changes in the anatomy of the brain’s surface and fiber tracts at older age.