Marcus Kaiser, Ph.D.  FRSB
Professor of Neuroinformatics

Precision Imaging Beacon
School of Medicine
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2UH

Tel                   +44 (0)
115 823 1176


8/2005                                    Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
PhD in Neuroscience, special distinction       

9/2002                                    Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany   
Diplom” (=BSc+MSc) Biology, first-class honours degree

Since 10/1998                        Distance University Hagen, Germany           

part time studies of Computer Science (Master’s level)

Professional History           

2021 –                                     Professor (Personal Chair) in Neuroinformatics,
                                                University of Nottingham, UK

2019 –                                     Guangci Visiting Professor, Dept of Functional Neurosurgery
                                                Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2015 – 2021                            Professor (Personal Chair) in Neuroinformatics,
                                                Newcastle University, UK

2010 – 2015                            Associate Professor (Reader) in Neuroinformatics,
                                                Newcastle University, UK

2009 – 2013                            Visiting Associate Professor (part-time)

Seoul National University, South Korea                                             Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2005 – 2010                           Assistant Professor (RCUK Academic Fellow)
for Complex Neural Systems, Newcastle University, UK


Prizes, Awards and other Honours

2017                Elected member of the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC)

2016                Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)

2003 – 2005    Fellow of the German National Merit Foundation (PhD scholarship)

20002002    Fritz-ter-Meer Foundation (Bayer PLC)  (MSc studentship)

Professional Contributions


UKCRC - UK Computing Research Committee ( ) panel of leading

                computing researchers from academia and industry (member since 2017)

RSB - Royal Society of Biology (Fellow since 2016)

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

(Member since 2012; Senior Member since 2013)   

BNA - British Neuroscience Association

ISMAR - International Society of Magnetic Resonance       

ISMRM - International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (British Chapter)

UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network
UK INCF Special Interest Group in Image-based Neuroinformatics (Leader)
EPSRC Peer Review College
MRC ‘Neurosciences and Mental Health Board’ member for Computational Neuroscience
MRC Strategic Advisory Group ‘Data Science’
IEEE Brain Neuroethics subcommittee Medical Applications
Braingrade GmbH – Scientific Advisory Board Member

Editorial board memberships

·     PLOS Computational Biology                    (since 11/2019)

·     Royal Society Open Science                     (since 12/2016)

·     Network Neuroscience, MIT Press            (since   4/2016)

·     Applied Network Science, Springer           (since   7/2015)

·     ACM Computing Reviews                          (since 10/2012)

·     Frontiers in Neuroinformatics                    (since   8/2007)

·     PLOS ONE                                                (since   9/2008)


Organizational management

·     Chair of Neuroinformatics UK  (since 2017)

·     Chair of the SIG in Neuroinformatics of the British Neuroscience Association (since 2018)

·     Leader of the NHS CHAIN Technology Sub-group Computational Neurology (since 2016)

·     Organization of the first UK INCF workshop on Image-based Neuroinformatics, Newcastle University, January 2012


Newcastle University

·     Initiator/Co-Director of Wellcome Trust Systems Neuroscience PhD programme (since 2007)

·     Leader of Neuroinformatics ( )

·     Leader of Neuroinformatics strand within our Bioinformatics master programme (since 2010)

·     Chair of the IT Committee within the School of Computing (since 2015)


Reviewer for funding bodies


Academy of Medical Sciences
Alzheimer Research UK

Biol. & Biotech. Res. Council (BBSRC)*

Eng. & Phys. Sci. Res. Council (EPSRC)*

Medical Research Council (MRC)*
Wellcome Trust*

Leverhulme Trust

Hadwen Trust

Lister Institute

Royal Society of Edinburgh



US National Science Foundation (NSF)
European Research Council (ERC)

French Research Foundation (ANR)

German Ministry for Research (BMBF)

Austrian Science Foundation (FWF)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Banff International Research Station (BIRS)

Dutch Science Foundation (NWO)

US-Israel Binational Science Foundation

Hong-Kong Baptist University 

*: frequently


Reviewer for journals

ACM Computing Reviews

American Journal of Psychiatry

Biological Psychiatry

BMC Neuroscience


Brain Connectivity

Brain Research Bulletin

Brain Structure and Function*

British Journal of Neurosurgery
Cerebral Cortex*


Chinese Physics Letters

Clinical Neurophysiology

Current Biology


European Journal of Neuroscience

European Physical Journal B


Frontiers in Neuroinformatics

Human Brain Mapping*

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
Journal of Complex Networks

Journal of Neuroscience

Journal of the Royal Society Interface Journal of Comparative Physiology A

National Science Review
Nature Communications
Nature Physics

Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Neural Networks


Neuroimage Clinical*




New Journal of Physics 


Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B*

Physica A

Physical Review E*

Physical Review Letters*

PLOS Computational Biology*


Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. Ser. B

Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. Ser. A


Science Advances

Scientific Reports

The Anatomical Record

Translational Psychiatry

Trends in Cognitive Sciences

*: frequently

Reviewer for publishers (journal and book proposals)

Cambridge University Press
MIT Press

Oxford University Press


Wiley-VCH Press

External reviewer for faculty selection or faculty promotion
Universities in EU, USA, China and Africa


Current Grants
2020    NIHR AI in medicine grant OCTAHEDRON (Co-I)                                 £150,000
2019    MRC-KHIDI
UK-Korea Dementia Research project (PI)                        £305,000

2017    NIHR - NUTH/NU platform for health data informatics (Co-I)                 £108,000
2016    EPSRC Synthetic Biology Programme Grant (Co-I)                            £4,350,000

2014    EPSRC/Wellcome Trust: Innovative Engineering for Health (Co-I)  £10,000,000

Previous Grants
2016    Alzheimer’s Research UK Pilot Grant (Co-I)                                             £45,000
2015    Newcastle Healthcare Charity (Co-I)                                                        £35,000
2014    School of Computing Science – Research Innovation Fund (
PI)              £9,500
2013    EPSRC Standard Grant (PI)                                                                  £465,000

2013    NIHR: Disruption of brain connectivity in Lewy body dementias (Co-I)   £80,000

2012    BBSRC PhD studentship (PI)                                                                   £90,000

2011    EPSRC Impact Award (PI)                                                                       £26,495
2011    Amazon Cloud Computing Research Grant (PI)                                       $7,500
2010    Santander Visiting Fellowship (PI)                                                             £3,000
2009    EPSRC First Grant (PI)                                                                          £380,000

2009    Newcastle University, Computing Science Strategic Grant (PI)              £10,000

2009    KRF WCU-Visiting Professorship Seoul National University                 £235,000

2009    BBSRC PhD studentship (PI)                                                                   £80,000

2007    Wellcome Trust - Four-year PhD programme (Co-PI)                       £4,000,000

2007    Royal Society - Conference Travel Grant                                                  £1,000

2007    International Center of Transdisciplinary Studies (ICTS),
Jacobs University Bremen - Visiting Fellowship                                           £750

2007    Royal Society - Research Grant (PI)                                                        £15,000

2006    EPSRC - CARMEN e-science (Co-I, total sum of grant)                   £4,500,000

2006    EPSRC - CASE PhD studentship (PI)                                                     £80,000

2005    DFG (German Research Council) - Conference Travel Grant                     £750

2004    DAAD - academic exchange - Germany-USA (co-applicant)                    £5,000




Research fellows supervised

20082012    Jennifer Simonotto

2009                Christoph Feenders

2010                Jinseop Kim*

20102013    Cheol E. Han*

2013 2016    Roman Bauer*

2013 2015    Peter Taylor*

2013 2016    Yujiang Wang*

2012 2019    Luis Peraza Rodriguez

2015 – 2016    Sol Lim

2017 – 2019    Shouyong Jiang*


PhD students supervised

20092013    Henrik Kjeldsen*         Wellcome Trust programme

20092014    Richard Tomsett         BBSRC programme

20102015    Sol Lim                        Korean Research Foundation
2013 2016    Chris Papasavvas      Wellcome Trust programme              

2014 2019    Chris Thornton            BBSRC programme

2014 2019    Frances Hutchings     Computing Science Studentship

2016 2019    Julia Schumacher

2018 2020    Xue Chen                    CSC visiting PhD student
2015 2020    Chris Hayward            SAgE Faculty DTA studentship
2017 2020    Ramtin Mehraram      
2017 2021    Nishant Sinha             Computing Science / IoN studentship

2014             Michael Mackay          Staff PhD student (part-time)


                                                            *: now faculty members



PhDs examined (external)

2020    Stephen Bonner                      Durham University, United Kingdom
2018    Sebastian Rinke                     Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
2018    Keith Smith                             Edinburgh University, United Kingdom         
Siti Makhtar                             York University, United Kingdom
2016    Ye Yao                                    Warwick University, United Kingdom

2015    Peter Eipert                             Rostock University, Germany

2015    Sarvenaz Choobdar               University of Porto, Portugal

2012    David Samu                            Sussex University, United Kingdom

2011    Pedro Ribeiro                          University of Porto, Portugal

2007    Lucia Zemanova                     Potsdam University, Germany




Higher education teaching qualification

2009                Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice, Newcastle University
                        recognized as Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate Fellow


Undergraduate and graduate teaching

20022005    Jacobs University Bremen, Germany


2005             Newcastle University

· Computing Environments for Bioinformatics module (Perl, SQL)

· Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience module

· Complex Systems module (network analysis & dynamical systems)

· Lecture on Connectomics, MSc Neuroscience

· Lecture on Neuroinformatics, IoN Research Summer School


20102012    Seoul National University

· Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience module

· Lecture on Neuroinformatics and Connectomics, PhD programme


2011                Tutorial on Connectome Analysis at Computational Neuroscience Society
Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden


Public understanding of science

2017                Public Lecture Computing at School North East Meeting, Newcastle, UK
2014                YouTube         Channel:
2013                Comic              British Science Festival, Newcastle, UK

2006                Interview         BBC Radio, UK

2005                Public lecture  Benjamine der Wissenschaft, Bremen, Germany





Currently 4,200+ citations in ISI ( and

7,400+ in Google Scholar (



Kaiser M. Changing Connectomes: Evolution, Development and Dynamics in Network Neuroscience. MIT Press, 2020.

Bota M, Crook S, Kaiser M (eds.) Producing and Analyzing Macro-Connectomes: Current State and Challenges.
Frontiers Research Topic, 2016.

Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC, Kötter R (eds.) Hierarchy and dynamics in neural networks. Frontiers Research Topic, 2012.

PhD thesis

2005    Neural and Biochemical Networks: Organization, Development, and Robustness


Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

1.     Chen X, Wang Y, Kopetzky SJ, Butz-Ostendorf M, Kaiser M. Connectivity within regions characterizes epilepsy duration and treatment outcome. Human Brain Mapping, in press, 2021.

2.     Hall GR, Kaiser M, Farr TD. Stroke induced functional connectivity change is comparable from mouse to man. Stroke, in press, 2021.

3.     Yin D, Kaiser M. Understanding Neural Flexibility from a Multifaceted Definition. Neuroimage, 235:118027, 2021.

4.     Bauer R, Clowry G, Kaiser M. Creative destruction: a basic computational model of cortical layer formation. Cerebral Cortex, bhab003, 2021.

5.     Lee S, Kim D, Youn HC, Hyung WSW, Suh S, Kaiser M, Han CE, Jeong HG. Brain network analysis reveals that amyloidopathy affects comorbid cognitive dysfunction in older adults with depression. Scientific Reports, 11:4299, 2021.


6.     Carmon J, Heege J, Necus JH, Owen TW, Pipa G, Kaiser M, Taylor PN, Wang Y. Reliability and comparability of human brain structural covariance networks. Neuroimage 117104, 2020.

7.     Hutchings F, Thornton C, Zhang C, Wang Y, Kaiser M. Predicting the Impact of Electric Field Stimulation in a Detailed Computational Model of Cortical Tissue. Journal of Neural Engineering, in press (arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.10414).

8.     Kaiser M. Functional compensation after lesions: Predicting site and extent of recovery. arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.03093, 2020.

9.     Jiang S, Li H, Guo J, Zhong M, Yang S, Kaiser M, Krasnogor N. NIHBA: A Network Interdiction Approach for Metabolic Engineering Design. Bioinformatics, 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa163, 2020.

10.  Papasavvas CA, Trevelyan AJ, Kaiser M, Wang Y. Divisive gain modulation enables flexible and rapid entrainment in a neocortical microcircuit model. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123:1133-1143, 2020.

11.  Giannakakis E, Hutchings F, Papasavvas CA, Han CE, Weber B, Zhang C, Kaiser M. Computational modelling of the long-term effects of brain stimulation on the local and global structural connectivity of epileptic patients. PLOS ONE 15 (2), e0221380, 2020.

12.  Giannakakis E, Han CE, Weber B, Hutchings F, Kaiser M. Towards simulations of long-term behavior of neural networks: Modelling synaptic plasticity of connections within and between human brain regions. Neurocomputing, 416:38-44, 2020.

13.  Jiang S, Li H, Guo J, Zhong M, Yang S, Kaiser M, Krasnogor N. AREA: An adaptive reference-set based evolutionary algorithm for multiobjective optimisation. Information Sciences 515: 365-387, 2020.

14.  Mehraram R, Kaiser M, Cromarty R, Graziadio S, O'Brien JT, Killen A, Taylor JP, Peraza LR. Weighted network measures reveal differences between dementia types: An EEG study. Human Brain Mapping 41: 1573– 1590, 2020.

15.  Kaiser M. Computational models and fundamental constraints can inform the design of synthetic connectomes. Physics of Life Reviews, 2019.

16.  Schumacher J, Cromarty R, Gallagher P, Firbank MJ, Thomas AJ, Kaiser M, Blamire AM, O’Brien JT, Peraza LR, Taylor JP. Structural correlates of attention dysfunction in Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: An ex-Gaussian analysis. Journal of Neurology, 266(7): 1716–1726, 2019.

17.  Schumacher J, Peraza L, Firbank M, Thomas A, Kaiser M, Gallagher P, O’Brien J, Blamire A, Taylor JP. Dysfunctional brain dynamics and their origin in Lewy body dementia. Brain, 142(6): 1767–1782, 2019.

18.   Schumacher J, Peraza L, Firbank M, Thomas A, Kaiser M, Gallagher P, O’Brien J, Blamire A, Taylor JP. Dynamic functional connectivity changes in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage:Clinical, 22: 101812, 2019.

19.   Jiang S, Kaiser M, Yang S, Krasnogor N. A Scalable Test Suite for Continuous Dynamic Multiobjective Optimisation. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 1-13, 10.1109/TCYB.2019.2896021, 2019.

20.   Thornton C, Hutchings F, Kaiser M. The Virtual Electrode Recording Tool for EXtracellular Potentials (VERTEX) Version 2.0: Modelling in vitro electrical stimulation of brain tissue. Wellcome Open Research, 4:20, 2019.

21.   Sinha N, Wang Y, Dauwels J, Kaiser M, Thesen T, Forsyth R, Taylor PN. Computer modelling of connectivity change suggests epileptogenesis mechanisms in idiopathic generalised epilepsy. Neuroimage:Clinical, 21:101655, 2019.

22.   Peraza LR, Díaz A, Kennion O, Moratal B, Taylor JP, Kaiser M, Bauer R. Structural connectivity centrality changes mark the path towards Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 11:98-107, 2019.

23.   Cromarty RA, Schumacher J, Graziadio S, Gallagher P, Killen A, Firbank MJ, Blamire AM, Kaiser M, Thomas AJ, O'Brien JT, Peraza LR, Taylor JP. Structural Brain Correlates of Attention Dysfunction in Lewy Body Dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00347, 2018.

24.   Schumacher J, Peraza L, Firbank M, Thomas A, Kaiser M, Gallagher P, O’Brien J, Blamire A, Taylor JP. Functional connectivity in dementia with Lewy bodies: A within- and between-network analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 10.1002/hbm.23901, 2018.

25.   Gonzalez-de-Aledo P, Vladimirov A, Manca M, Baugh J, Asai R, Kaiser M, Bauer R.
An optimization approach for agent-based computational models of biological development. Advances in Engineering Software, 121:262-275, 2018.

26.   Kaiser M. Mechanisms of Connectome Development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences,
21:703-717, 2017.

27.   Wang Y, Trevelyan AJ, Taylor PN, Valentin A, Alarcon G, Kaiser M. Mechanisms underlying different onset patterns of focal seizures. PLOS Computational Biology, 13(5): e1005475, 2017.

28.   Sinha N, Dauwels J, Kaiser M, Cash SS, Brandon Westover M, Wang Y, Taylor PN. Reply: Computer models to inform epilepsy surgery strategies: prediction of postoperative outcome. Brain doi:10.1093/brain/awx068, 2017.

29.   Bauer R, Kaiser M. Nonlinear growth: an origin of hub organization in complex networks. Royal Society Open Science, 4:160691, 2017.

30.   Peraza L, Nesbitt D, Lawson R, Duncan G, Yarnall A, Khoo T, Kaiser M, Firbank M, O'Brien J, Barker R, Brooks D, Burn D, Taylor JP. Intra- and inter-network functional alterations in Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment. Human Brain Mapping, 38(3):1702-1715, 2017.

31.   Taylor PN, Wang Y, Kaiser M. Within brain area tractography suggests local modularity using high resolution connectomics. Scientific Reports, 7:39859, 2017.

32.   Sinha N, Dauwels J, Wang Y, Kaiser M, Cash SS, Westover MB, Taylor PN.
Predicting neurosurgical outcomes in focal epilepsy patients using computational modelling. Brain, 140(2):319-332, 2017.

33.   Wang Y, Necus J, Kaiser M, Mota B. Universality in human cortical folding in health and disease. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113(45):12820–12825, 2016.

34.   Ainsworth M, Lee S, Kaiser M, Simonotto J, Cunningham MO, Kopell N, Whittington MA. GABAB receptor-mediated, layer-specific synaptic plasticity reorganises gamma frequency neocortical response to stimulation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113:E2721–E2729, 2016.

35.   Thanarajah SE, Han CE, Rotarska-Jagiela A, Singer W, Deichmann R, Maurer K, Kaiser M, Uhlhaas P. Abnormal Connectional Fingerprints in Schizophrenia: A Novel Network Analysis of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Data. Frontiers in Psychiatry 7:114, 2016.

36.   Luis R. Peraza LR, Colloby SJ, Deboys L, O’Brien JT, Kaiser M, Taylor JP. Regional functional synchronizations in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s disease. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(7):1143-1151, 2016.

37.   Hutchings F, Han CE, Keller S, Weber B, Taylor PN, Kaiser M. Predicting Surgery Targets in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy through Structural Connectome Based Simulations.
PLOS Computational Biology 11:e1004642, 2015.

38.   Lo YP, O'Dea R, Crofts JJ, Han CE, Kaiser M. A geometric network model of intrinsic grey-matter connectivity of the human brain. Scientific Reports 5:15397, 2015.

39.   Papasavvas CA, Wang Y, Trevelyan AJ, Kaiser M. Gain control through divisive inhibition prevents abrupt transition to chaos in a neural mass model. Physical Review E 92:032723, 2015.

40.   Peraza LR, Colloby SJ, Firbank MJ, Greasy GS, McKeith IG, Kaiser M, O’Brien J, Taylor JP. Resting state in Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies: Commonalities and differences. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 30: 1135–1146, 2015.

41.   Peraza LR, Taylor JP, Kaiser M. Divergent brain functional network alterations in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging 36: 2458–2467, 2015.

42.   Kjeldsen H, Kaiser M, Whittington MA. Near-Field Electromagnetic Holography for high-resolution analysis of network interactions in neuronal tissue. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 253:1-9, 2015.

43.   Taylor PN, Thomas J, Sinha N, Dauwels J, Kaiser M, Thesen T, Ruths J. Optimal control based seizure abatement using patient derived connectivity. Frontiers in Neuroscience 9:202, 2015.

44.   Kaiser M. Neuroanatomy: Connectome Connects Fly and Mammalian Brain Networks.
Current Biology 25:R416–R418, 2015.

45.   Lim S, Han CE, Uhlhaas P, Kaiser M. Preferential Detachment During Human Brain Development: Age- and Sex- Specific Structural Connectivity in Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Data. Cerebral Cortex, 25(6):1477-1489, 2015.

46.   Tomsett RJ, Ainsworth M, Thiele A, Sanayei M, Chen X, Gieselmann A, Whittington MA, Cunningham MO, Kaiser M. Virtual Electrode Recording Tool for EXtracellular potentials (VERTEX): Comparing multi-electrode recordings from simulated and biological mammalian cortical tissue.  Brain Structure and Function, 220: 2333-2353, 2015.

47.   Yoo SW, Han CE, Shin JS, Seo SW, Na DL, Kaiser M, Jeong Y, Seong JK. A Network Flow-based Analysis of Cognitive Reserve in Normal Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease. Nature Scientific Reports 5:10057, 2015.

48.   Taylor PN, Han CE, Schoene-Baked JC, Weber B, Kaiser M. Structural connectivity changes in temporal lobe epilepsy: Spatial features contribute more than topological measures. Neuroimage:Clinical 8:322-328, 2015.

49.   Lim S, Kaiser M. Overlapping time windows for axon growth lead to higher bidirectionality and non-overlapping time windows produce longer connections in a computer model of neuronal network development. Biological Cybernetics 109:275-286, 2015.

50.   Kim JS, Kaiser M. From Caenorhabditis elegans to the Human Connectome: Lower dispersion and fewer rules reduce evolutionary and developmental costs.
Phil Trans Roy Soc B 369:20130529, 2014.

51.   Huett MT, Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Perspective: Network-guided pattern formation of neural dynamics. Phil Trans Roy Soc B 369:20130522, 2014.

52.   Bauer R, Kaiser M, Stoll E. A computational model for the origins of glioma. PLOS ONE 9: e111219, 2014.

53.   Taylor PN, Kaiser M, Dauwels J. Structural connectivity based whole brain modelling in epilepsy. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 236:51–57, 2014.

54.   Peraza L, Kaiser M, Firbank M, Graziadio S, Bonanni L, Onofrj M, Blamire A, O'Brien J, Taylor JP. fMRI resting state networks and their association with cognitive fluctuations in dementia with Lewy bodies. NeuroImage:Clinical 4:558–565, 2014.

55.   Klein D, Rotarska-Jagiela A, Genc E, Shritaran S, Mohr H, Roux F, Han CE, Kaiser M, Singer W, Uhlhaas PJ. Adolescent Brain Maturation and Cortical Folding: Evidence for Reductions in Gyrification. PLOS ONE, 9:e84914, 2014.

56.   Kaiser M. The potential of the human connectome as a biomarker of brain disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:484, 2013.

57.   O’Dea R, Crofts J, Kaiser M. Spreading Dynamics On Spatially Constrained Complex Brain Networks. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface 10: 20130016, 2013.

58.   Bohr I, Kenny E, Blamire A, O'Brien J, Thomas A, Richardson R, Kaiser M. Resting-state functional connectivity in late-life depression: higher global connectivity and more long distance connections. Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation 3:116. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00116, 2013.

59.   Marcelino J, Kaiser M. Critical paths in a metapopulation model of H1N1: Efficiently delaying influenza spreading through flight cancellation.
PLoS Currents Influenza, doi: 10.1371/4f8c9a2e1fca8, 2012.

60.   Zawadzki K, Echtermeyer C, Viana MP, Kaiser M, Costa LdF. Morphological Homogeneity of Neurons: Searching for outliers in inner categories of neuronal cells. Neuroinformatics 10:379-389, 2012.

61.   Comin CH, Batistista JLB, Viana MP, Costa LdF, Travencolo BAN, Kaiser M. Structure and dynamics: The transition from non-equilibrium to equilibrium in integrate-and-fire dynamics. Int. J. of Bifurcation and Chaos 22: 1250174, 2012.

62.   Kaiser M, Varier S. Evolution and Development of Brain Networks: From Caenorhabditis elegans to Homo sapiens. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 22:143-147, 2011.

63.   Varier S, Kaiser M, Forsyth R. Establishing, versus maintaining, brain function: a neurocomputational model of injury to the immature brain. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 17: 1030-1038, 2011.

64.   Echtermeyer C, Han CE, Rotarska-Jagiela A, Mohr H, Uhlhaas P, Kaiser M. Integrating temporal and spatial scales: Human structural network motifs across age and region-of-interest size. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 5:10, 2011.

65.   Kaiser M. A Tutorial in Connectome Analysis:  Topological and Spatial Features of Brain Networks. Neuroimage 57:892–907, 2011.

66.   Echtermeyer C, Rodriguez F, Costa FdL, Kaiser M. Automatic network fingerprinting through singular node motifs. PLoS ONE 6(1):e15765, 2011.

67.   Varier S, Kaiser M. Neural development features: Spatio-temporal development of the C. elegans neuronal network. PLoS Computational Biology 7:e1001044, 2011.

68.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC, Koetter R. Hierarchy and dynamics of neural networks. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 4:112, 2010.

69.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Optimal hierarchical modular topologies for producing limited sustained activation of neural networks. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 4:8, 2010.

70.   Roopun AK, Simonotto JD, Jenkins A, Schofield IS, Whittaker RG, Kaiser M, Whittington MA, Traub RD, Cunningham MO. A nonsynaptic mechanism underlying interictal discharges in human epileptic neocortex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107:338-343, 2010.

71.   Marcelino J, Kaiser M. Efficient network spreading slow-down through edge removal. PLoS Currents: Influenza RRN1005, 2009.

72.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC, van Ooyen A. A simple rule for axon outgrowth and synaptic competition generates realistic connection lengths and filling fractions. Cerebral Cortex, 19(12):3001-3010, 2009.

73.   Ribeiro P, Simonotto J, Kaiser M, Silva F. Parallel calculation of multi-electrode array correlation networks. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 184:357-364, 2009.

74.   da Fontoura Costa L, Rodridues FA, Hilgetag CC, Kaiser M. Detecting characteristic singular node motifs in complex networks. Europhysics Letters 87:18008, 2009.

75.   Roopun AK, Kramer, MA, Carracedo LM, Kaiser M, Davies C, Traub R, Kopell NJ, Whittington MA. Temporal interactions between cortical rhythms. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2(2):145-154, 2008.

76.   Kaiser M. Mean clustering coefficients - the role of isolated nodes and leafs on clustering measures for small-world networks. New Journal of Physics, 10:083042, 2008.

77.   Roopun AK, Kramer, MA, Carracedo LM, Kaiser M, Davies C, Traub R, Kopell NJ, Whittington MA. Period concatenation underlies interactions between gamma and beta rhythms in neocortex. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 2:1, 2008.

78.   Kaiser M. Brain architecture: a design for natural computation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 365:3033-3045, 2007.

79.   Nisbach F, Kaiser M. Developmental time windows for spatial growth generate multiple-cluster small-world networks. European Physical Journal B, 58:185-191, 2007.

80.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Development of multi-cluster cortical networks by time windows for spatial growth. Neurocomputing, 70(10-12):1829-1832, 2007.

81.   da Fontoura Costa L, Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Predicting the connectivity of primate cortical networks from topological and spatial node properties. BMC Systems Biology, 1:16, 2007.

82.   Kaiser M, Martin R, Andras P, Young MP. Simulation of robustness against lesions of cortical networks. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25:3185-3192, 2007.

83.   Kaiser M, Goerner M, Hilgetag CC. Criticality of spreading dynamics in hierarchical cluster networks without inhibition. New Journal of Physics, 9:110, 2007.

84.   Lappe M, Kuhlmann S, Oerke B, Kaiser M. The fate of object features during perisaccadic mislocalization. Journal of Vision, 6:1282-1293, 2006.

85.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Nonoptimal component placement, but short processing paths, due to long-distance projections in neural systems.
PLoS Computational Biology, e95, 2006.

86.   Sporns O, Chialvo D, Kaiser M, Hilgetag C. Organization, development and function of complex brain networks. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8:418, 2004.

87.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Edge vulnerability in neural and metabolic networks. Biological Cybernetics, 90:311-317, 2004.

88.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Modelling the development of cortical networks. Neurocomputing, 58-60:297-302, 2004.

89.   Hilgetag CC, Kaiser M. Clustered organisation of cortical connectivity. Neuroinformatics, 2:353-360, 2004.

90.   Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC. Spatial growth of real-world networks. Physical Review E, 69:036103, 2004.

91.   Kaiser M, Lappe, M. Perisaccadic mislocalization orthogonal to saccade direction. Neuron, 41:293-300, 2004.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

92.   Torres M, Jiang S, Pelta D, Kaiser M, Krasnogor N. Strain Design as Multiobjective Network Interdiction Problem: A Preliminary Approach. CAEPIA, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2018.

93.   Jiang S,Krasnogor N, Kaiser M, Wan S, Guo J, Yang S. An empirical study of dynamic triobjective optimisation problems. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2018.

94.   Jiang S, Kaiser M, Guo J, Yang S, Krasnogor N. Less detectable environmental changes in dynamic multiobjective optimisation. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 673-680, 2018.

95.   Han CE, Peraza LR, Taylor JP, Kaiser M. Predicting Age across Human Lifespan Based on Structural Connectivity from Diffusion Tensor Imaging. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, 2014.

96.   Brust MR, Turgut D, Ribeiro CHC, Kaiser M. Is the Clustering Coefficient a Measure for Fault Tolerance in Wireless Sensor Networks? IEEE International Conference on Communication, 2012.

97.   Ribeiro P, Silva F, Kaiser M. Strategies for Network Motifs Discovery. Fifth IEEE International Conference on e-Science, 2009.

98.   Smith LS, Austin J, Baker S, Borisyuk R, Eglen S, Feng J, Gurney K, Jackson T,

Kaiser M, Overton P, Panzeri S, Quian Quiroga R, Schultz SR, Sernagor E, Smith VA, Smulders TV, Stuart L, Whittington MA, Ingram CD. The CARMEN e-Science pilot project: Neuroinformatics work packages. Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, 591-598, 2007.

Book chapters

99.   Jiang S, Torres M, Pelta D, Krabben P, Kaiser M, Krasnogor N. Improving microbial strain design via multiobjective optimisation and decision making. In: AI for Synthetic Biology 2, 2018.

100.        Bauer R, Kaiser M, Cardarelli R, Aielli G. Considerations on Brain-Machine Interfaces from a Neuroscience and Physics Perspective. In: Handbook of Complexity in Medicine. Springer, 2017.

101.        Bauer R, Breitwieser L, Di Meglio A, Johard L, Kaiser M, Manca M, Rademakers F, Talanov M, Tchitchigin AD. The BioDynaMo Project: Experience Report. In: Vallverdu, Mazzara, Talanov, Distefano & Lowe: Advanced Research on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures. IGI Global, 2017.

102.        Lim S, Hutchings F, Kaiser M. Modeling the impact of lesions in the brain. In: van Ooyen & Butz-Ostendorf, Rewiring the Brain: A Computational Approach to Structural Plasticity in the Adult Brain. Academic Press, 2017.

103.        Bauer R, Kaiser M. Organisational Principles of Connectomes: Changes during Evolution and Development. In: Shigeno, Murakami & Nomura, Brain Evolution by Design. Springer, 2017.

104.        Wang Y, Hutchings F, Kaiser M. Computational Modelling of Neurostimulation in Brain Diseases. Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 222, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 191-228, 2015.

105.        Kaiser M. Neuropathologies and Networks. Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, 2014.

106.        Kaiser M, Hilgetag C. Wiring principles, Optimization. Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, 2014.

107.        Kaiser M, Simonotto J. Limited Spreading: How Hierarchical Networks prevent the Transition to the Epileptic State. In Steyn-Ross/Steyn-Ross: Modeling Phase Transitions in the Brain". Springer, 2010.

108.        Kaiser M, Simonotto J. Structural and Functional Dynamics in Cortical and Neuronal Networks. In: Dehmer /Emmert-Streib, Analysis of Complex Networks: From Biology to Linguistics". Wiley-VCH, 2009.

109.        Kaiser M. Multiple-scale hierarchical connectivity of cortical networks limits the spread of activity. In: Soltesz/Stanley: Computational Neuroscience in Epilepsy". Academic Press, New York, 2008.

110.        Hilgetag CC, Kaiser M. Organization and Function of Complex Cortical Networks. In: beim Graben/Zhou/Thiel/Kurths: Lectures in supercomputational neuroscience: dynamics in complex brain networks". Springer, Heidelberg, 2008.


Book reviews

111.        Kaiser M. Book review for ‘Rao R: Brain-computer interfacing: an introduction. Cambridge University Press’ in ACM Computing Reviews, 2014.

112.        Kaiser M. Book review for ‘Sporns O: Discovering the human connectome. MIT Press’ in ACM Computing Reviews, 2012.

113.        Kaiser M. Book review for ‘Oliveira & Stewart: Writing Scientific Software: A Guide to Good Style. Cambridge University Press’, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, 2008.


Other publications

114.        Gibson F, Overton P, Smulders T, Schultz S, Eglen SJ, Ingram CD, Panzeri S, Bream P, Sernagor E, Cunningham M, Adams C, Echtermeyer C, Simonotto J, Kaiser M, Swan D, Fletcher M, Lord P. Minimum Information about a Neuroscience Investigation (MINI) Electrophysiology. Nature Precedings 1720.1, 2008.

115.        Hilgetag CC, Kaiser M. Die Netzwerk-Struktur biologischer Systeme. BIOforum, (4):32-33, 2005.

116.        Kaiser M. Spatial network growth: Generating small-world, scale-free, and multi-cluster spatial networks. Technical Report No. 1, IUB School of Engineering and Science, 2005

Press coverage / Public engagement

1.      健康地老去 / Staying healthy as we age, Advance Medical, 2019

2.      Video interview for the Alzheimer Research UK (ARUK) conference, 2019

3.      How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age (author: Dr Yujiang Wang): BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Der Standard, El Mundo, Sun, October 2016

4.      Virtual brain surgery could personalise epilepsy treatment. New Scientist, December 2015

5.      Brain Connectivity Leads Girls to Mature Faster than Boys. Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Correio Braziliense, Correio do Estado, Irish Independent, Dân Trí, 自由時報, December 2013

6.      British Science Festival 2013: Comic about epilepsy and Science Exhibition, September 2013

7.      British Science Festival 2013: How did a brain evolve?

8.      Strategies for stopping flu spreading. MIT Technology Review &, May 2012

9.      Timing is everything. U.S. News and Bloomberg Business, January 2011

10.   Stopping spreading: One link at a time. BBSRC Business, October 2008

11.   Lange Leitungen. Die Zeit, 10 August 2006

12.   BBC Newcastle radio interview. 1 August 2006

13.   Peter Riesbeck: Mobile Eliten. Berliner Zeitung, 14 April 2005




Conference organization
Organizer of the symposium 'Brain Connectivity: From Structure to Function' for the annual meeting of the British Neuroscience Association. Liverpool, April 2009.

Invited speaker

  9/2021           University of Zurich, Switzerland

  4/2021           Unexplained Neuroscience, online seminar

  3/2021           Indian Institute of Technology, B.H.U. Campus, India

  3/2021           Leeds University, UK

  9/2020           Royal Society of Biology, UK

  6/2020           Nottingham University, UK
  5/2020           Keele University, UK
  2/2020           Bristol University, UK

  1/2020           University of Tubingen, Germany
  1/2020           University of Aix-Marseille, France 
12/2019           East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
11/2019           RWTH Aachen, Medical School, Germany
10/2019           Shanghai Tech University, iHuman Institute, China
  7/2019           University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  7/2019           University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  4/2019           East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

  3/2019           EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  3/2019           Blue Brain Project, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
11/2018           Oxford Brookes University, UK
10/2018           Jiao Tong University, Rui Jin Hospital, China
  2/2018           Nottingham University, UK
12/2017           East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

11/2017           Computational Neuroscience Winter School, Antibes, France
  9/2017           Birkbeck University, London, UK
  2/2017           Plymouth University, UK

12/2016           BrainModes Workshop, Belgium
  8/2016           East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

  6/2016           Intl Conference on Discrete Models of Complex Systems, Aveiro, Portugal

  6/2016           ‘Bringing Big and Complex Data into Clinical Practice’, Munich, Germany

  6/2016           Leeds University, UK

  5/2016           Lake Como Complex Networks Summer School, Italy

  5/2016           York University, UK
  2/2016           Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

  1/2016           Sussex University, UK
12/2015           Neuroscience R&D Technologies Conference, Barcelona, Spain
11/2015           COSMOS EU ITN Workshop, Florence, Italy
  9/2015           Connectome Workbench (Chair of panel discussion), Cambridge, UK
  4/2015           Birmingham University, UK

  3/2015           Porto University, Portugal

  1/2015           Leicester University, UK

  8/2014           Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
  4/2014           Cambridge University, UK

10/2013           Nottingham University, UK

  6/2013           King’s College London, UK

  4/2013           Manchester University, UK

  4/2013           CERN, Switzerland

  2/2013           Freiburg University, Germany

  5/2012           East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

  2/2012           Warwick University, UK
  2/2012           Nottingham Trent University, UK
  9/2011           North-East Epilepsy Research Meeting, UK
  6/2011           Porto University, Portugal

  5/2011           Hong Kong Baptist University, China
  4/2011           Korea University, South Korea
  2/2011           Bristol University, UK
  8/2010           Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
  5/2010           RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan

  5/2010           Distinguished Lecture Series, Seoul National University, South Korea
  5/2010           National Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), South Korea
  4/2010           Korean Adv. Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  1/2010           Cambridge University, Department of Psychology, UK

11/2009           Workshop: Computational Brain, Leicester, UK
10/2009           Manchester University, School of Computer Science, UK

  9/2009           International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer
                        Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Imperial College, London, UK

  9/2009           North-East Epilepsy Research Meeting, UK
  9/2009           Workshop: Mathematics for the Computational Brain, Ambleside, UK

  7/2009           Computational Neuroscience Society (CNS) meeting, Berlin, Germany

  5/2009           Opening Symposium, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,

                        Seoul National University, South Korea

  2/2009           Edinburgh University, School of Informatics, UK

  2/2009           Royal Edinburgh Hospital, UK

11/2008           Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, fMRI seminar, UK

11/2008           Imperial College London:
                        Workshop 'Complexity and Networks-Neuroscience', UK

10/2008           SAFECOMP: International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability
                        and Security (talk and panel discussion), Newcastle, UK

  9/2008           Strathclyde Univ.: Workshop on Complexity in the Brain, Glasgow, UK

12/2007           Oxford University, John Radcliffe University Hospital, UK

10/2007           Oxford University, Said Business School, UK

  3/2007           Northwestern Institute of Complex Systems: Complexity Conference, Northwestern University, USA

  3/2007           Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

  2/2007           Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

  1/2007           Santa Fe Institute: Workshop on Network Robustness, New Mexico, USA

10/2006           Durham University, UK

  8/2006           Edinburgh University, UK

  6/2006           European Bioinformatics Institute: Workshop on Biological Networks, Industry Programme, Cambridge, UK

  4/2006           Aston University, Birmingham, UK

  8/2005           University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

10/2004           Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, USA

  8/2004           Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

  6/2004           Mediterranean Institute for Adv. Studies (IMEDEA), Spain



Conference talks (selected for a talk by programme committees)
2020                Dynamic Connectome symposium, Frankfurt, Germany

2020                Society of Neurobiology of Language, Cyberspace
2019                Alife Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2019                Alzheimer Research UK conference, Harrogate, UK
2018                NetSci Conference, Paris, France
2017                American Epilepsy Society Conference, Washington D.C., USA
2017                European Focused Ultrasound (EUFUS) Conference, Leipzig, Germany
2017                Neurotechnology R&D Conference, London, UK
2017                Bernstein Conference, Goettingen, Germany
2017                NetSci Conference, Indianapolis, USA
2017                3R Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2017                Computing At Schools North East (CASNE), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2017                British Neuroscience Association Conference, Birmingham, UK
2017                Computational Neurology Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2016                INCF Neuroinformatics Conference, Reading, UK

2016                European Conference for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Nottingham, UK

2015                Neuroscience Research Technologies, Barcelona, Spain
2015                ISMAR International Neuroimaging Conference, Shanghai, China
2015                NetSci Conference, Zaragoza, Spain

2014                Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics workshop, Edinburgh, UK
2014                Mathematics of Brain Dynamics workshop, Birmingham University, UK

2013                American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA

2012                eFutures: Building Brains Workshop, Edinburgh University, UK

2012                Opening symposium, BCS MRI Center, Soul National University, Korea
2012                Fusion Science Workshop in Translational Neuroimaging,
                        Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2012                Organization of hierarchical neural networks, Bremen, Germany
2011                NIPS Satellite: Linking Brain Structure to Function, Granada, Spain
2011                Computational Neuroscience Society (CNS) meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

2011                Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) annual meeting, Montreal, Canada

2011                British Neuroscience Association (BNA) annual meeting, Harrogate, UK

2010                International Net-Works Conference (keynote speaker), Zaragoza, Spain
2010                UK INCF Neuroinformatics meeting, Edinburgh, UK
2009                British Neuroscience Association (BNA) annual meeting, Liverpool, UK
2009                International Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2009), Venice, Italy

2008                International Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2008), Norwich, UK

2007                Mathematical Neuroscience Network Meeting, Warwick University, UK

2007                Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA

2006                Computational Neuroscience Society - Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, UK

2006                Theoretical Neuroscience Meeting, Bristol, UK

2005                Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA

2005                Theoretical Neuroscience Meeting, Loughborough, UK

2004 & 2005   Intl. Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS), Boston, USA