Gunnar Blohm

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Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Co-director of the Association for Canadian Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience (CNCN):

Principal organizer of the annual summer school in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience (CoSMo):

Gunnar BLOHM is an Associate Professor for Computational Neuroscience in the Departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Psychology, Mathematics & Statistics and the School of Computing at Queen’s. Dr Blohm is an international expert in computational neuroscience, best known for his ground-breaking work on sensory-to-motor transformations and the interaction between different motor systems. He uses mathematical modelling in conjunction with behavioural experimentation, clinical investigations and neuroimaging to gain deep insight into brain function. He has published numerous influential papers introducing conceptually novel ideas that have had a broad impact within the field of sensory-motor neuroscience. This has earned him an Associate Editor position at the best scientific journal in his field, PLoS Computational Biology. His work has been awarded an Ontario Early Researcher Award.

Dr Blohm is also known for his leadership in the research community. He is the founder and main organizer of the externally sponsored international summer school in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience (CoSMo), which has been tremendously successful and is recognized as an outstanding training opportunity for exceptional students from all major labs in his field. In addition, Dr Blohm is the co-founder and co-director of the Association for Canadian Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience (CNCN). The goal of CNCN is to provide research tool and to promote theory-experiment collaborations leading to more efficient knowledge advancement and translation. Under Dr Blohm’s leadership, CNCN will soon become a full-fledged society with professional services and yearly workshops promoting neurocomputation to accelerate health research.