Ritter Lab - Brain Simulation

Brain simulation helps us understanding how our brain works – and developing personalized therapies for its diseases

Large-scale brain network simulation based on recent break-through research in computational neuroscience is revolutionizing diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Stroke or Epilepsy, and opens the door to truly personalized medicine. All over the world, clinics are engaging in large studies of how to use brain simulation in their daily disease management. Our lab has been spearheading this development, providing expertise, tools and resources for turning raw brain imaging data into useful virtual patient “avatars”. We have assembled a unique team from different fields to overcome the challenges of multi-modal data acquisition and processing, producing feasible and scalable software solutions and interpreting simulation results.  Our goal is to improve brain simulation to a level where we can offer elegant and powerful turn-key solutions for many use cases, from clinical application to education and entertainment.

Our team is growing fast and we would be happy to welcome you, e.g. as software developer, lab manager or research assistant! Check out our current job openings or send us your spontaneous application!

Selected publications

Schirner, McIntosh, Jirsa, Deco, Ritter (2018) Inferring multi-scale neural mechanisms with brain network modelling. eLife

Deco, Kringelbach, Jirsa, Ritter (2017) The dynamics of resting fluctuations in the brain: metastability and its dynamical core. Scientific Reports

Kringelbach, McIntosh, Ritter, Jirsa, Deco (2015) The rediscovery of slowness: exploring the timing of cognition. Trends in Cognitive Science 19(10):616-28

Schirner, M., S. Rothmeier, V. Jirsa, A. R. McIntosh and Ritter, P. (2015). An automated pipeline for constructing personalised virtual brains from multimodal neuroimaging data. Neuroimage.


Balasubramanian, Hymavathy, BSc (Electrical Engineering)
Role: PhD student

Bargfeld, Felix, cand. Med. (Medicine)
Role: PhD student

Bey, Patrik

Blickensdörfer, André, BSc
Role MSc. Student

Chettouf, Sabrina, MSc (Human Movement Sciences)
Role: PhD student

Courtiol, Julie, MSc (Mathematics)
Role: Postdoc

Diaz Cortes, Margarita, MSc. (Computer Science)
Student assistant

Dürrwald, Lina-Marie (Medicine)
Role: PhD student

Kapsis, Alexis, MSc (Biomedical Engineering)
Role: PhD student

Lett, Tristram, PhD

Pai, Roopa, MSc

Palmer, Jessica, BAA (Illustration)
Multi-media Artist

Perdikis, Dionysios, PhD (Human Movement Science)
Role: Postdoc

Rothmeier, Simon, MSc (Scientific Computing)
Role: PhD student

Schirner, Michael, PhD (Bioinformatics)
Role: Postdoc

Spiegler, Andreas, PhD (Computational Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering)
Role: Postdoc

Stasanski, Jan, B.Sc, MSc.
Role: PhD Student

Stefanovski, Leon, MD (Medical Doctor)
Role: PhD student

Triebkorn, Paul, MD (Medical Doctor)
Role: MD, PhD student