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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 & Awards
2021"Medaille für naturwissenschaftliche Publizistik" of the German Physical Society
2021 - Member of the "Junge Akademie"
2021 Max Planck Communitas Award
2020Member of the Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging", Campus Göttingen
2020Our paper is one of the
Max Planck Scientific Highlights 2020
2020Initiator and author 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
2015 - 2020Fellow 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