Skip to content

Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Department of Connectomics
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
D-60438 Frankfurt, Germany

Tel +49 69 850033 3001



Scientific Focus

Cerebral Cortex Connectomics: mapping the brain’s networks


3D electron microscopy;
machine learning;
network modeling;
physiological recordings

Selected Publications

Schmidt H, Gour A, Straehle J, Boergens KM, Brecht M, Helmstaedter M (2017) Axonal synapse sorting in medial entorhinal cortex. Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature24005

Boergens KM, Berning M, Bocklisch T, Bräunlein D, Drawitsch F, Frohnhofen J, Herold T, Otto P, Rzepka N, Werkmeister DW, Wiese G, Wissler H, Helmstaedter M (2017) webKnossos: Efficient Online 3D Data Annotation for Connectomics. Nature Methods 14, 691-694.

Berning M, Boergens KM, Helmstaedter M (2015) SegEM: Efficient Image Analysis for High-Resolution Connectomics. Neuron 87:1193-206 (Cover article).

Helmstaedter M, Briggman KL, Turaga S, Jain V, Seung HS, Denk W (2013) Connectomic reconstruction of the inner plexiform layer in the mouse retina. Nature 500: 168-174.

Helmstaedter M, Briggman KL, Denk W (2011) High-accuracy neurite reconstruction for high-throughput neuroanatomy. Nature Neuroscience 14:1081-1088 featured in “High-throughput anatomy: Charting the brain’s networks” Nature 490:293–298.

Back To Top