Dr. Thanos (Athanasios) Manos

Since September 1st, 2014, I am working as a “Scientific researcher” at the: Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-7), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. (click here for my INM-7 personal homepage)

My main research interest is the implementation and simulation of whole brain dynamical models with realistic large-scale connectivity. To this end, I am using fMRI based neuroimaging and the analyses of inter-individual variability of neuronal dynamics in large subject populations. Taking into account the functional and structural information from the data, I aim to tune and set-up models' parameters such as they capture and reproduce adequately general trends of the activity found in the measured data. The long-term goal here is to investigate the impact of several disease states (e.g. Parkinson’s disease) as well as aging on resting states brain activity and the better understanding the underlying neuronal dynamics.

My main research interests include:

  • Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Neuromodulation and Whole Brain Dynamical Modeling
  • Modeling and simulation of neuroimaging data
  • Nonlinear Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations - Numerical integration methods
  • Hamiltonian and Dissipative Dynamical Systems - Integrability
  • Classical & Quantum Chaos, Chaos detection techniques
  • Lattice Dynamics and Localization, Systems with Long Range Interactions
  • Regular and Chaotic motion in Galactic Dynamics
  • Granular Matter and Collective behaviour in Traffic Systems

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