Dr. Tamas Spisak, PhD

Junior Research Group Leader.

Head of the PNI Lab.

Professional Experience


Junior Research Group Leader, PNI-Lab

University Hospital Essen, Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology



Bingel-Lab, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Germany

Pain Imaging, connectivity and behaviour-based quantification, prediction and stratification in pain and placebo.


Research Scientist, team analyst

Preclinical MR Imaging and Biomarker Center Pharmacology and Drug Safety Research, Gedeon Richter Plc., Hungary

Support of drug research projects with small-animal MR imaging, multi- source data integration and statistical analysis. Pain, cognitive enhancement, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Obesity.


Visiting researcher at Kempenhaeghe, TU/e, The Netherlands

ENIAC Central Nervous System Imaging JU project; dynamic EEG/fMRI brain connectivity in temporal lobe epilepsy



Ph.D. in Computer Science
Doctoral School of Informatics, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Thesis: Voxel-wise Motion Artifacts in fMRI Brain Connectivity Analysis Software development: BrainMOD, BrainCON


Computer Science & Mathematics
University of Debrecen, Hungary Faculty of Computer Science

Thesis: BrainLOC - Integrated brain atlas-based localization and region

Grants and Awards

2017 H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

2016 main prize of Richter Innovative Research Fund

2015 Hungarian National Excellence award

2015 György Hevesy Izinta award

2013-2014 János Apáczai Csere Hungarian National Excellence Grant 2013 Campus Hungary Scholarship

2013 György Hevesy award

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