Working at the interface between neuroanatomy, data-science and brain medicine, Simon Eickhoff aims to obtain a more detailed characterization of the organization of the human brain and its inter-individual variability in order to better understand its changes in advanced age as well as neurological and psychiatric disorders. This goal is pursued by the development and application of novel analysis tools and approaches for large-scale, multi-modal analysis of brain structure, function and connectivity as well as by machine-learning for single subject prediction of cognitive and socio-affective traits and ultimately precision medicine.
Simon Eickhoff studied medicine and received his doctorate degree in neuroanatomy in 2006. After serving as an assistant professor and clinical resident for Psychiatry at the RWTH Aachen he was professor for cognitive neuroscience at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and head of the Brain Network Modeling group at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Since 2017 he is full professor and director of the Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and since 2018 also the director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-7, Brain and Behaviour) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is furthermore a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Science Institute of Automation.