Henry Markram

As a former Minerva Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Henry Markram studied connectivity between neurons and revealed an important learning mechanism between neurons now known as “spike timing-dependent synaptic plasticity” (STDP). He experienced further success as an assistant professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he made great breakthroughs in the study of the principles governing neocortical microcircuit structures. A native of South Africa, Markram is currently Director of the Blue Brain Project and a professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he continues to study the organization of the neocortical column.
Country: Switzerland
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