Neurobiology Research Unit  

Finn Årup Nielsen

MScE (Civilingeniør), PhD


2004 - 2005  Post doc at Neurobiology Research Unit 
2001 - 2004  Post doc at Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark 
2002  PhD from Technical University of Denmark 
1996  MScE from Technical University of Denmark
1993  BScEE from Ingeniørhøjskolen i Århus

Scientific interests

Neuroinformatics: Applying machine learning to neuroscientific data, - especially human functional and molecular neuroimaging data.

In my master thesis in 1996 I constructed computer programs to predict the cognitive states from functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI), and I have been - and still is - involved in constructing Lyngby - a Matlab toolbox for analysis of functional neuroimages. At the BrainMap '96 Workshop I heard Peter T. Fox talk about Functional Volumes Modeling and have since been interested in pursuing the idea. This I have done with the Brede toolbox and the Brede database. These are geared towards automated machine learning-based meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. Recently, I have begun to extend this to molecular neuroimaging. 


Some of my publications: Coworked articles: See also my curriculum vitae at the Technical University of Denmark. 



Villum Kann Rasmussen Fonden funded a one-year postdoctoral grant. 


You can contact me by e-mail at, or use one of the addresses below.
Neurobiology Research Unit

Rigshospitalet, N9201
Blegdamsvej 9
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 3545 67 21
Fax: (+45) 3545 6713