Henning Sprekeler

PI, Board Member

A08 | Z01


Institute of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science

Technical University of Berlin

Imagine we’re in an elevator and you have until we reach our floor to pitch your project/idea.

What’s your elevator pitch?

We want to understand how cortical interneuron circuits support a flexible integration of sensory information in time-varying contexts. To this end, we will harness tools from machine learning to optimise computational circuit models, while incorporating constraints and data from our collaborators Johannes Letzkus, Julia Veit and James Poulet.

What fascinates you about your project?

It takes the functional power of machine learning down to the level of neural circuits.

How did you come to work in the field of Neuroscience?

After completing my studies in physics, I applied for various PhD positions in the broad domain of theoretical biology. I liked the supervisor in neuroscience the most.

What does your family think you do for a living?

All opinions combined the four of them think that I’m a numbers teaching, article discussing/writing/editing brainy person, who eats cake in an office.