Speaker of Workshop 4c
Will talk about: Connectomes of the rat nervous system
Dr. Oliver Schmitt studied medicine at the University of Lübeck. In his thesis he investigated spatial relations of different types of neuron populations in the human putamen. Since 1991 he was a reasearch assistant at the Department of Anatomy of the University of Lübeck. In his postdoctoral research he developed methods to integrate multimodal
cytoarchitectonical data of the human brain (2001). 2004 he starts to study the connectome of the rat nervous system. 2007 he was nominated as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anatomy of the University of Rostock. His research interests are neurodegenerative diseases, neuroinformatics, neurocomputing and population modelling using connectome data, neuroimaging, image registration, computer vision for the recognition of cell populations in histological sections.