In 2007, the CIN started with 25 principal investigators as cluster applicants, as stipulated in the DFG call for bids. When the CIN cluster was approved further scientists from a range of institutions were incorporated, to make up the 48 'founding members' of the CIN. Since the beginning of 2014 the CIN has consisted of over 80 scientists in total. The membership process involves an application to the steering committee in which the candidate outlines his or her scientific profile and submits a list of publications. The committee's decision is based purely on the scientific excellence of each candidate.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Scheffler
Organization: Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Phone number: +49 (0)7071 601-700/701
Department: CIN Neuroimaging and MR Physics
Position: Head of Research Group
Area: CIN Staff
Field of Research
Understanding the fundamentals of magnetic resonance physics and advancement of this technology currently represents a major focus of our research. Thereby, utilization and optimization of the principal advantages that are offered by the multi-parametric nature of the magnetic resonance signal formation is specifically targeted. This has resulted in and will increasingly lead to sophisticated applications in the biochemical, physiological and clinical sciences.