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Director of the Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research

Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts
Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for Brain Research
Merowingerplatz. 1a
40225 Düsseldorf
Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1),
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Jülich

Research Interests
  • Developing a multi-level, multimodal atlas of the human brain to approach a comprehensive understanding of brain structure and function
  • Cytoarchitectonic, molecular and fiber architecture of the brain
  • Combining image analysis, high-performance computing and big data analytics to create ultra-high resolution models of the human brain such as the BigBrain
  • MR-based morphometry in healthy brains and in disease
  • Intersubject variability
  • Interspecies differences
  • Ethics
Selected Publications
  1. Amunts K, Mohlberg H, Bludau S, Zilles K (2020). Julich-Brain – a 3D probabilistic atlas of human brain’s cytoarchitecture. Science, 369:988-992. PubMed
  2. Stacho M, Herold C, Rook N, Wagner H, Axer M, Amunts K, Güntürkün O. (2020). A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain. Science, 369: 1585. PubMed
  3. Gomez J, Barnett MA, Natu V, Mezer A, Palomero-Gallagher N, Weiner KS, Amunts K, Zilles K, Grill-Spector K (2017) Microstructural proliferation in human cortex is coupled with the development of face processing. Science. 355(6320): 68-71 PubMed
  4. Amunts K, Zilles K (2015) Architectonic mapping of the human brain beyond Brodmann. Neuron 88(6): 1086-1107 PubMed
  5. Amunts K, Lepage C, Borgeat L, Mohlberg H, Dickscheid T, Rousseau ME, Bludau S, Bazin PL, Lewis LB, Oros-Peusquens AM, Shah NJ, Lippert T, Zilles K, Evans AC (2013) BigBrain: An ultrahigh-resolution 3D human brain model. Science 340(6139): 1472-1475 PubMed
  6. Zilles K, Amunts K (2010) Centenary of Brodmann’s map – conception and fate. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 11(2): 139-145. PubMed
  7. Amunts K, Lenzen M, Friederici AD, Schleicher A, Morosan P, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K (2010) Broca’s region: Novel organizational principles and multiple receptor mapping. PLoS Biology 8(9), pii: e1000489 PubMed
  8. Amunts K, Kedo O, Kindler M, Pieperhoff P, Hömke L, Schneider F, Mohlberg H, Shah NJ, Habel U, Zilles K (2005) Cytoarchitectonic mapping of the human amygdala, hippocampal region and entorhinal cortex.  Anatomy & Embryology 210(5-6): 343-362  PubMed
  9. Eickhoff S, Stephan KE, Mohlberg H, Grefkes C, Fink GR, Amunts K, Zilles K (2005) A new SPM toolbox for combining probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps and functional imaging data. NeuroImage 25(4):1325-1335 PubMed
  10. Amunts K, Schleicher A, Bürgel U, Mohlberg H, Uylings HBM, Zilles K (1999). Broca's region re-visited: Cytoarchitecture and intersubject variability. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 412(2): 319-341 PubMed
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