Henry John Markram


Henry Markram is a full professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Henry matriculated in 1980 and obtained a PhD in neuroscience at the Weizmann Institute (1991). He completed postdoctoral work as a Fullbright Scholar at the NIH (1992) and as a Minerva Fellow at the Max-Planck (1994). In 2002 Henry moved to the EPFL to found and direct the Brain Mind Institute and in 2005 he founded and currently directs the Blue Brain Project at the EPFL.  Henry Markram is attempting to reverse engineer an entire brain, one neuron at a time, on IBM supercomputers, a landmark endeavor in modern neuroscience.

Henry Markram has published over 100 papers, received numerous distinctions, awards and prizes, has one of the highest cited original research papers in neuroscience (>1,500), and is one of the highest cited (>10,000) neuroscientists in the world.