Michael Denker received his diploma in physics from the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 2002. In 2004, he started as doctoral student in the Neuroinformatics and Theoretical Neuroscience lab of Sonja Grün at the Free University, Berlin, and became a member of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin in 2005. In 2006, Michael Denker relocated to Japan and became a researcher at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Japan. He defended his PhD on relating coordinated spiking activity to local field potentials in 2009 at the Free University Berlin. In 2011 he joined the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6 and INM-10), Research Centre Jülich. In 2020, he became leader of the newly established team “Data Science for Electro- and Optophysiology Behavioural Neuroscience” that addresses upcoming challenges in the field of research data management and research software engineering in neuroscience at the national and international level. His team works on improving the reproducibility of data analysis workflows in electrophysiology by designing software tools such as Elephant, one of the leading open source analysis tools for electrophysiological data. His main scientific interest is in understanding the relationship between the correlation structure and spatio-temporal organization of neural activity.
A CV of Michael Denker can be found here.