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Moritz Helmstaedter

Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter

Former member MCN, GSN former faculty


Department leader Connectomics and
Director at MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main


Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Department of Connectomics
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
D-60438 Frankfurt, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)69 / 850033 - 3001


Further Information

Research focus: Neuronal circuits in the neocortex; Computational properties of neuronal circuits; Connectomics

Key words: Barrel cortex, neuronal circuits, electron microscopy, computational neurobiology

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Philipp Bastians

Selected publications:

Helmstaedter M (2013). Cellular-resolution connectomics: challenges of dense neural circuit reconstruction. Nat Methods. 10(6): 501-7.

Helmstaedter M, Briggman KL, Turaga S, Jain V, Seung HS and Denk W. (2013) Connectomic reconstruction of the inner plexiform layer in the mouse retina. Nature 500: 168-174.

Denk W, Briggman KL and Helmstaedter M. (2012) Structural neurobiology: missing link to a mechanistic understanding of neural computation. Nat Rev Neurosci 22;13(5): 351-8.

Helmstaedter M, Briggman KL and Denk W. (2011) High-accuracy neurite reconstruction for high-throughput neuroanatomy. Nat Neurosci 14: 1081-1088.

Briggman KL, Helmstaedter M and Denk W. (2011) Wiring specificity in the direction-selectivity circuit of the retina. Nature 471: 183-188.