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Timo Dickscheid

Dr. Timo Dickscheid


Academic degree: MSc Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf.)

Research Group Big Data Analytics

Research Topic

Aiming to build a highly detailed and openly accessible human brain atlas at cellular resolution, my research interests are at the intersection of Computer Vision, Big Data Analytics, and Neuroinformatics. I investigate methods for extracting information from microscopic images, and reconstructing 3D brain models at the level of individual cells and nerve fibers. This includes Deep Learning methods for 2D and 3D image analysis that can learn from limited training data, and be applied to data streams from high-throughput imaging in the order of Terabytes per day. To deal with such data volumes, I also address the data lifecycle “from the lab to the web”, including distributed data management, analytics workflows on High Performance Computing systems, and web-based services to provide remote access to large 3D image data.

Methods and Tools

  • Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Computer Vision
  • High Performance Computing
  • Distributed data management
  • Web development for 3D image exploration


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


Phone: +49 2461 61-1763
Fax: +49 2461 61-3483