Friedemann Zenke, PhD
Junior Group Leader,  Friedrich Miescher Institute
Assistant Professor,  University of Basel

Assistant professor in computational neuroscience at the FMI in Basel, Switzerland (bio). Interested in neural networks, learning, and plasticity. Running a small group of talented young scientists (, publications). Author of Auryn, the spiking neural network simulator. Organizes the SNUFA workshops with Dan Goodman on spiking networks.

Research interests

  • Neural Networks
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Machine Learning
  • Dynamical Systems


University of Basel
Assistant Professor
2022 - present
Friedrich Miescher Institute
Junior Group Leader
2019 - present
University of Oxford
Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow with Tim Vogels
2017 - 2019
Post-doc with Surya Ganguli
2015 - 2017
PhD with Wulfram Gerstner
2009 - 2014