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Dr. Viola Priesemann
Max Planck Group Leader & Fellow of the Schiemann Kolleg
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization &
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Göttingen, Germany

About. Deutsch (English below)
Dr. Viola Priesemann forscht am Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation und lehrt an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Sie erforscht Ausbreitungsprozesse, Selbstorganisation und Informationsverarbeitung in lebenden und künstlichen Netzwerken. Seit dem Ausbruch von COVID-19 hat sie die Ausbreitung von SARS-CoV-2 erforscht, die Wirksamkeit der Maßnahmen quantifiziert und Eindämmungsstrategien entwickelt. Viola Priesemann ist Mitautorin mehrerer Stellungnahmen (u.a. der Leopoldina), Fellow des Schiemann-Kollegs und Mitglied des Exzellenzclusters „Multiscale Bioimaging“ der Universität Göttingen.

Dr. Viola Priesemann is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and teaches at the Georg-August University Göttingen. She studies spreading processes, self-organization and information processing in living and artificial networks. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, she has been studying the spread of SARS-CoV-2, quantified the effectiveness of interventions, and developed containment strategies. Viola Priesemann is co-author of several position papers (e.g. of the National Academy Leopoldina), Fellow of the Schiemann-Kolleg and member of the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging” at the Campus Göttingen.

 

Research Positions
since 2016MPRG Group Leader (W2)
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen
2014 - 2016Bernstein Fellow & Group Leader
Bernstein Center Göttingen
2013 - 2014PostDoc with Theo Geisel at the
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen
Education
2009 - 2013PhD Project at Caltech,
MPI for Brain Research &
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
with Gilles Laurent & Jochen Triesch
2010Marine Biology Laboratories, Woods Hole, USA
Summer School “Neural Systems and Behavior”
2008 - 2009École Normale Supérieure, Paris
with Christian Machens
2008Diploma (Master) in Physics
Technical University Darmstadt
2006 - 2008Research Thesis
MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt
Honors & Grants
2020Member of the Excellence Cluster Multiscale Bioimaging, Campus Göttingen
2020Our paper is one of the
Max Planck Scientific Highlights 2020
2020Author of several position papers on COVID-19, e.g. together with the Leopoldina
2016 - 2018Project Leader
Physics to Medicine Initiative
2016 - 2017German-Israel Foundation
Young Investigator Grant
2015Selected as Max Planck Research Group Leader
2015Fellow of the Schiemann Kolleg
2014 & 2015Chair of the Computational Neuroscience
Social at the Annual Meeting of the SfN
2010Thomas B. Grave and Elizabeth F. Grave Scholarship