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Oleksandr Popovych

PD Dr. Oleksandr Popovych

Leader of the research group “Mathematical Neuroscience”

Research topic:

  • Modelling, analysis and control of brain network dynamics with application in medicine and neuroimaging

Methodological topics:

  • Emergence of spatio-temporal patterns in neuronal networks
  • Model-based approach to neuroimaging data analytics
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Control of neuronal dynamics and networks

By modelling approach we investigate the mechanisms of the emergence and control of collective dynamics of large-scale neuronal networks in the brain. We are in particular interested in understanding the interrelation between brain structure and dynamics and they  dependence and impact on healthy and diseased states. The modelling description can be used to extend the space of features and parameters for a better classification and mechanistic explanation of the phenomena observed in experimental and clinical studies. We thus closely relate the results of the modelling and data analyses. We also apply the model-based approach to evaluation and improvement of the data processing and analysis methods in neuroimaging.


Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-7)
52425 Jülich


Phone: +49 2461 61-3332
Fax: +49 2461 61-1880