Sonja Grün is director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience) and the JARA-Institut Brain structure-function relationships (INM-10) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, where she heads the Group on Statistical Neuroscience. She is also a full professor for Theoretical Systems Neurobiology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. After receiving her diploma in physics (University of Tübingen) and her Dr. rer. nat. in physics (University of Bochum), she was a post-doc at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, (Israel), where she performed multiple single neuron recordings in behaving monkeys. Then she returned to computational neuroscience to develop analysis tools for multi-electrode recordings, first at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and then as an Assistant Professor at the Freie Universität in Berlin. IN 2003 she received her habilitation in neurobiology and biophysics (University of Freiburg, Germany). In 2006 she moved to RIKEN Brain Science Institute Wako-Shi, Japan and led the Statistical Neuroscience lab, before she joined Forschungszentrum Jülich in 2011 and became full professor at Faculty I at RWTH Aachen University. In 2018 she was appointed director of INM-6/INM-10. Her work focuses on the development of analysis strategies and tools that uncover concerted activity in massively parallel electrophysiological recordings from cortex, which led to an additional focus on research data management.
A CV of Sonja Grün can be found here.