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Sebastian Spreizer

PhD Student


Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg i.Br.
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 9555
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 9559 


Research Project

  • DySNaPark: Study of the dynamics of neuronal assemblies in inhibitory networks.
  • Study of the signal sequence in a network model.
  • Engineering of the GUI application with NEST (nest-desktop)
  • Analysis of the interaction dynamics in basal ganglia.


Research Topics

  • Basal Ganglia, Parkinson's Disease
  • Bump activity, inhibitory networks
  • Sequence activity



  • Python, JavaScript, Latex
  • Data Analysis, Signal Processing, Numerical Simulations (NEST)


Academic Background

  • Since 2014: PhD student at BCF
  • 2013: Diploma (M.Sc.) in Biology, title of the thesis: Dopamine dependent dynamics of striatal cell assemblies
  • 2006 - 2013: Diploma study in Biology, Neurobiology & Biophysics, University of Freiburg, Germany


Job positions at the university

  • 2011: Student assistant in nuSPIC project (nuSPIC) (web development and database maintenance), Bernstein Center Freiburg
  • 2010 - 2012: Student assistant in Neurobiology & Biophysics research group (database maintenance), Faculty of Biology (Freiburg, Germany)



  • Spreizer S, Angelhuber M, Bahuguna J., Aert-sen A & Kumar A: Activity dynamics and signal representation in a striatal network model with distance-dependent connectivity eNeuro 2017
  • Vlachos J., Zaytsev Y, Spreizer S, Aertsen A & Kumar A: Neural System Prediction and Identification Challenge, Frontier in Neuroinformatics, 2013

Conference Abstracts

  • Spreizer S, Chiken S, Nambu A, Kumar A: Increased rate variability in globus pallidus in Parkinson’s disease disturbs signal processing, Nordic Neuroscience 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Spreizer S, Angelhuber A, Bahuguna J, Aertsen A, Kumar A: Bump activity dynamics and signal sequences in striatal network model, IBAGS 2017 (Merida, Mexico)
  • Spreizer S, Angelhuber A, Bahuguna J, Aertsen A, Kumar A: Signal representation in inhibitory networks with distance-dependent connectivity, AREADNE 2016 (Santorini, Greece)
  • Spreizer S, Angelhuber A, Aertsen A, Kumar A: Balancing of noise threshold in inhibitory networks, Bernstein Conference 2015 (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Spreizer S, Angelhuber A, Bahuguna J, Aertsen A, Kumar A: Flexibility of inhibitory networks to external stimuli. Annually ELSC Ein-Gedi Retreat 2015 (Ein-Gedi, Israel)
  • Spreizer S, Angelhuber A, Bahuguna J, Aertsen A, Kumar A: Dynamical activity of cell assemblies in inhibitory networks. Bernstein Conference 2014 (Göttingen, Germany)
  • Spreizer S, Bahuguna J, Aertsen A, Kumar A: Dynamics of cell assemblies in a spiking network model of the striatum. Bernstein Conference 2013, (Tübingen, Germany)
  • Vlachos I, Zaytsev Y, Spreizer S, Kumar A: nuSPIC: Neural Systems Prediction and Identification Challenge. Bernstein Conference 2011 (Freiburg, Germany)