Nikolai Axmacher

Nikolai Axmacher

Nikolai Axmacher (he/him)

Senior Scientist

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About me

Academic positions
  • Since 2021 Associated Principal Investigator at the Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Essen, Germany
  • Since 2021 Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Since 2019 Co-Director of the Center for Intracranial EEG Research, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning and IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Since 2014 Full Professor for Neuropsychology at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • 2011-2014 Emmy Noether group leader, Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2011-2014 Junior Research group leader (tenure track), German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany
  • 2004-2011 Clinician-Scientist (Postdoc and Clinical Intern), Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Germany

Further activities
  • Editorial board memberships and reviewing functions: Since 2021 Wellcome Trust Panel Member; 2016 BRAIN Initiative (NIH); 2014-2016 Research Council of Norway; since 2014 associate editor for Cognitive Neuroscience; 2013 Special topic guest editor for Frontierts in Human Neuroscience; Reviewer for >50 journals (including Science, Nat Neurosci, Neuron, Nat Commun, PNAS, PLOS Biol, Curr Biol, Trends Cogn Sci etc.)
  • Since 2017 Member, Board of trustees, Leibniz Research Centre for working environment and human factor
  • Since 2016 Co-opted Member, Ethics committee of the German Psychological Society

Academic Education

2009Habilitation and venia legendi in "Cognitive Neuroscience" at University of Bonn/Germany
2005M.D. (Dr. med.) dissertation at the Institute of Physiology and the Institute of Theoretical Biology; Humboldt University of Berlin/Germany
2004Qualified as a Medical doctor; Charité Humboldt University of Berlin/Germany
1996Pre-Diploma (corresponds to Bachelor) in Philosophy; Free University of Berlin/Germany