Axel Thielscher

Email

Tel.

+45 3862 3326

Position

Senior Researcher

Affiliations

DTU, DRCMR

Research Interests

Axel’s methodological research foci are on the modeling of biophysics of transcranial brain stimulation and on combined neurostimulation-neuroimaging approaches. He was among the first to employ finite-element simulations of high spatial resolution to characterize the electric field induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), resulting in a novel hypothesis on the stimulation mechanisms of TMS. This work resulted in the first open-source toolbox for high-resolution field calculations in brain stimulation (www.simnibs.org), which is now available in a second strongly improved version. He further has a strong expertise in combining TMS with functional magnetic resonance imaging (both off- and online), with a focus on studying human sensorimotor integration and motor control processes.

Research Groups

Neurophysics (Group Leader)
Motor Control

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2008

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

2002

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

1999

Degree in Electrical Engineering

Employments

2012 - Present

Associate Professor & Senior Researcher, Biomedical Engineering Section, Technical University of Denmark & DRCMR

2008 - Present

Project Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, Germany

2008 - 2011

Faculty member, Max Planck Graduate School, Tu?bingen, Germany

2005 - 2008

Research Scientist, MPI?BC

2004 - 2005

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

1999 - 2004

Research Assistant, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Ulm

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