Sacha van Albada is leader of the group "Theoretical Neuroanatomy" at INM-6/IAS-6, Jülich Research Centre and Junior Professor for Computational Neuroanatomy at the University of Cologne, Germany. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from University College Utrecht, the Netherlands, followed by a master's in Theoretical Physics from Utrecht University, and a PhD in brain modeling at the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, she held postdoc positions at the University of Sydney and at INM-7, Forschungszentrum Jülich before becoming a group leader in 2017 and obtaining a Tenure Track Junior Professorship in 2019. She has extensive experience in European research projects including BrainScaleS and the Human Brain Project, where she fulfilled various leadership roles. Her group combines anatomical and physiological data from a wide range of sources to build neural network models of mammalian cerebral cortex. The aim is to understand relationships between cortical structure and dynamics, and to provide models that serve as platforms for further refinement and for incorporating cortical function.
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