Susanne Schreiber has been head of the Computational Neurophysiology research group at the Humboldt-Universität Institute of Biology since 2009, and was appointed Professor of Theoretical Neurophysiology there in 2015. The biophysics graduate specialized in neurosciences during her final-year diploma thesis, which she completed at the University of Cambridge. After finishing her doctorate, which involved spending time at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the USA as a Sloan-Swartz Fellow, she won the Bernstein Award for Computational Neuroscience in 2008. This enabled her to set up her own computational neurophysiology lab at Humboldt-Universität. Schreiber has chaired the Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience in Germany since 2019. As Vice-Chair of the German Ethics Council she also explores and comments on the social issues and ethical challenges of modern biological research.
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Human nerve cells have characters as different as people themselves. Susanne Schreiber writes about the characteristics of these "Moody Nerve Cells"" and their role in networks and the processing of information as part of the series "Elephants & Butterflies - Science in a nutshell".