Computational gliosciences provide a theoretical basis for studying glial cells such as astrocytes using computational models. We are developing models of neuron-astrocyte networks and single-cell astrocytes (mainly in MATLAB, Python and COMSOL).
Conducting in vitro experiments
To investigate neuronal and astrocytic activity and obtain parameters for our computational models, we perform multielectrode array measurements and calcium imaging.
Developing analysis tools
To analyze experimental and simulated data, we develop analysis tools in MATLAB and Python.
If you are interested in writing your thesis with me, please send me an email.
Topics will be annouced in a dedicated meeting in October and March each year. Please check TUOnline.
1) Neuron-astrocyte network models in synchronization and desynchronization
2) Estimating model parameters for a neuronal spiking model according to experimental data (strong mathematical background required)
3) Analysis of astrocytic calcium signals with deep learning
Institute of Neural Engineering
8010 Graz, Austria
Initiative Gehirnforschung Steiermark (Inge ST)
Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (NWG)