My research interests lie in systems neuroscience and computational biology with a focus on the motor system and basal ganglia. I am fascinated by the physiology of the human brain, and how it controls movement in such a precise and reliable way. Therefore, with a background in physics, I aim to investigate the (dys)function of this system using technical methods, including experimental and computational approaches: electrophysiological recordings, modulation of brain activity by both invasive and non-invasive stimulation, and neural network dynamics. I also have a fable for investigating the basics of electric brain stimulation and advancing new stimulation techniques.
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Affiliated Study Programmes
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
Courses Academic Year 2021/2022
“Multi-modal network modulation in Parkinson’s disease”; Individual Research Grant, German Research Foundation (DFG), 2021-2024, sum: 361,350€; Collaborators: Christian Moll, Monika Pötter-Nerger, Wolfgang Hamel (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf), Andrew Sharott, Charlotte Stagg, Tim Denison (University of Oxford)
“Cross-frequency coupling related to motor skill acquisition in stroke patients”; Joint with Fanny Quandt (Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf), 2021-2022, sum: 140,400€, consisting of UKE Tandemförderung (70,500€) & SFB 936 (DFG), Integrated Junior Project (94,700€); Collaborators: Charlotte Stagg (University of Oxford), Till Schneider, Robert Schulz (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)
“Model-based optimization of dual-site tACS”; PhD project Silvana Huertas Penen.
Lay comic on one of my experimental works: https://www.bettina-schwab.net/ComicEnglish.pdf
Talk @ Computational Modeling in Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Workshop 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCQB6QIHAY
Report on my stay @ Wiko Berlin: https://www.wiko-berlin.de/fileadmin/Jahrbuchberichte/2020/WiKo_2020-21_Web.pdf