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Jürgen Hennig


Lab: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hennig
Department: Medical Physics
Department of Radiology
University Medical Center Freiburg
Address: Breisacher Straße 60a
79106 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 270 38360
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PhD positions available: NO
Research Area: Neurosciences
Research Interests: - Methodological and technological developments in magnetic resonance imaging
- Functional and morphological connectivity of the brain
- Neuroimaging on all scales, from MR microscopy to mouse models to human
- Effect of neurological and psychiatric disease on brain networks and vice versa
- MRI-based neuronal fibertracking
- Ultrafast fMRI with MR-encephalography


Education & Training: 1969-78 Study of Chemistry at University Stuttgart, Imperial College, London, University Munich, University Freiburg
1980 PhD in Physical Chemistry (Prof Dr. H. W. Zimmermann)
Employment & Experience: 1980-1981 Postdoc at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Freiburg
1981-1983 Postdoctorate at the Dept. of Physical Chemistry, University Zürich
1983-1992 Research fellow at Deptartment of Diagn. Radiology, University of Freiburg
1988 Habilitation in Medical Physics (Prof.Dr.W.Wenz): ‘Spezielle Aufnahmetechniken für die Kernspintomograhie’
1993 Full Professorship at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
1998 Chairman of the Section Medical Physics of the Dept. of Diagn.Radiology, University Hospital, Freiburg
2001 Research Director, Dept. of Diagn. Radiology, University Hospital, Freiburg
2001 Head of the newly established ‘MR Development and Application Center’ (‘Funktionsbereich MR-Entwicklung’)
2004 Co-Chairman and Scientific Director (C4) of the ‘Dep. of Radiology – Medical Physics’ at the University Hospital Freiburg
Scientific Activities: Member of the Bernstein-Center Freiburg (BCF)
Visiting Professor UW Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Honorary Professor Inst. Med. Science and Technology, NSYU, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
Chairman of the “Academic Committee for the National MRI Brain Mapping Center” in Beijing, China
Member Advisory Board of School of Medical Imaging and Informatics, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
Scientific Director European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)
Mitglied des Kuratoriums Fraunhofer MeVis, Bremen
Member Advisory Board of the Clinical Imaging Research Center (CIRC), Singapore
President of the European-Chinese Society for Clinical Magnetic Resonance
Past President of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Council Member of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Neuropediatry
International Consulting Editor Chinese Journal of MRI
Associate Editor of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Editorial Board Member of European Radiology
Editorial Board Member of MAGMA


Honors and Awards:

1992 "European Magnetic Resonance Award"
1994 Gold Medal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance
2003 Max Planck Award in the category Medicine/Life Sciences
2003 Honorary Membership by the Chinese Medical Society/ Chinese Radiological
2004 Honorary Member Academy of Science, Rep. of Tatarstan
2005 Mansfield Lecturer International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2005 Mansfield Lecturer European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and
Biology (ESMRMB)
2006 Albers-Schönberg-Medaille German Radiological Society
2007 Conrad Wilhelm Röntgen Honorary Lecturer European Congress of Radiology
2007 Honorary Member European Society of Radiology
2008 ERC Advanced Grant Recipient
2009 Fellow of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
2010 Tsungming Tu Award, National Science Council, Taiwan
2010 Einstein-Professorship Chinese Academy of Science
2011 Member German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2012 Honorary member European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and
Biology (ESMRMB)
2013 Schinz-Medal of the Swiss Society of Radiology
2013 William Mong Distinguished Lecturer University Hongkong
2014 Honorary Doctorate of the University Maastricht (NL)
2014 Honorary Professor, Institute of Medical Science and Technology, National
Sun Yat-sen University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan


Selected Publications:

Mechling AE, Hübner NS, Lee HL, Hennig J, von Elverfeldt D, Harsan LA. Fine-grained mapping of mouse brain functional connectivity with resting-state fMRI. Neuroimage. 2014 Aug 1;96:203-15. Abstract

Umarova RM, Reisert M, Beier TU, Kiselev VG, Klöppel S, Kaller CP, Glauche V, Mader I, Beume L, Hennig J, Weiller C. Attention-network specific alterations of structural connectivity in the undamaged white matter in acute neglect. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Sep;35(9):4678-92. Abstract

Assländer J, Zahneisen B, Hugger T, Reisert M, Lee HL, LeVan P, Hennig J. Single Shot Whole Brain Imaging Using Spherical Stack of Spirals Trajectories. Neuroimage 2013, 73 (June): 59–70. Abstract

Jacobs J, Stich J, Zahneisen B, Assländer J, Ramantani G, Schulze-Bonhage A, Korinthenberg R, Hennig J, LeVan P. Fast fMRI Provides High Statistical Power in the Analysis of Epileptic Networks. Neuroimage 2014, 88 (March): 282–94. Abstract

Lee HL, Zahneisen B, Hugger T, LeVan P, Hennig J. Tracking Dynamic Resting-State Networks at Higher Frequencies Using MR-Encephalography. Neuroimage 2013, 65 (January): 216–22. Abstract

Menzel, A., P. Le Van, G. Ramantani, A. Schulze-Bonhage, J. Hennig, and J. Jacobs. 2014. Time-Series Analysis of Eeg-Mreg Facilitates Interpretation of Bold Responses in Epilepsy. Epilepsia 55 (June): 85–85.

Spiegelhalder K1, Ohlendorf S, Regen W, Feige B, Tebartz van Elst L, Weiller C, Hennig J, Berger M, Tüscher O. Interindividual Synchronization of Brain Activity during Live Verbal Communication. Behavioural Brain Research 2014, 258 (January): 75–79. Abstract

Harsan LA, Dávid C, Reisert M, Schnell S, Hennig J, von Elverfeldt D, Staiger JF. Mapping remodeling of thalamocortical projections in the living reeler mouse brain by diffusion tractography. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 7;110(19):E1797-806. Abstract

Hennig J, Welz A, Schultz G, Korvink J, Liu Z, Speck O, Zaitsev M. Parallel imaging in non-bijective, curvilinear magnetic field gradients: a concept study, Magn Reson Mater Phy 21(1-2):5-14 (2008). Abstract

Hennig J, Zhong K, Speck O, MR-Encephalography: Fast multi-channel monitoring of brain physiology with magnetic resonance, Neuroimage 34(1): 212-219 (2007). Abstract

SGBM PhD students

SGBM PhD students:

Track 1:

Thiago Marques de Melo (since January 2016)



Shi Jia Teo (January 2018-November 2022)

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