Junmei Zhu, Ph.D.

Junior Fellow
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Goethe University, Frankfurt

Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1,
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)69 798 47616
Fax: +49 (0)69 798 47611
Email: jzhu at fias.uni-frankfurt.de


I am interested in the organizing principles of the brain and other complex biological systems. An important question is: how does the global behavior of a complex system emerges from the local interactions of its elements. I see these systems as self-organizing dynamical systems, described by coupled nonlinear differential equations.

The visual system is an excellent model system to study brain dynamics. On the time scale of functional activity, I study invariant object recognition (see the Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology Frankfurt and EU project Daisy); On the time scale of ontogenesis, we have cortical map formation and self-construction of the visual cortex (see the EU project SECO). I am interested in general organizing rules of these systems and have been developing methods to analyze their dynamics.


Dr. Junmei Zhu
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