Research Focus


  • Brain Networks
  • Network Dynamics
  • Dynamic Causal Networks
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Dementia
  • Depressive disorders
  • Autism spectrum condition
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Computational modelling
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electrophysiological recording techniques
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    Dr Manfred Kitzbichler

    University Position
    Research Associate


    Having a physics background, I am applying general concepts to the analysis of brain activation. This involves both fMRI and MEG, resting state as well as task related data. In particular I am interested in understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics in different brain states.


    Key Publications

    Sexually divergent development of depression-related brain networks during healthy human adolescence.

    Journal: Sci Adv
    E-pub date: 27 May 2022
    Authors: L Dorfschmidt, RA Bethlehem, J Seidlitz, F Váša, SR White, R Romero-García, MG Kitzbichler, AR Aruldass, SE Morgan, IM Goodyer, P Fonagy, PB Jones, RJ Dolan, NSPN Consortium, NA Harrison, PE Vértes, ET Bullmore

    Conservative and disruptive modes of adolescent change in human brain functional connectivity.

    Journal: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
    E-pub date: 11 Feb 2020
    Authors: F Váša, R Romero-Garcia, MG Kitzbichler, J Seidlitz, KJ Whitaker, MM Vaghi, P Kundu, AX Patel, P Fonagy, RJ Dolan, PB Jones, IM Goodyer, NSPN Consortium, PE Vértes, ET Bullmore

    Gene transcription profiles associated with inter-modular hubs and connection distance in human functional magnetic resonance imaging networks.

    Journal: Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci
    E-pub date: 5 Oct 2016
    Authors: PE Vértes, T Rittman, KJ Whitaker, R Romero-Garcia, F Váša, MG Kitzbichler, K Wagstyl, P Fonagy, RJ Dolan, PB Jones, IM Goodyer, NSPN Consortium, ET Bullmore


    Dysconnectivity of a brain functional network was associated with blood inflammatory markers in depression.

    Journal: Brain Behav Immun
    E-pub date: 1 Nov 2021
    Authors: AR Aruldass, MG Kitzbichler, SE Morgan, S Lim, M-E Lynall, L Turner, P Vertes, Wellcome Trust Consortium for Neuroimmunology of Mood Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease (NIMA), J Cavanagh, P Cowen, CM Pariante, NA Harrison, ET Bullmore

    Emergence of rich-club topology and coordinated dynamics in development of hippocampal functional networks in vitro.

    Journal: J Neurosci
    E-pub date: 8 Apr 2015
    Authors: MS Schroeter, P Charlesworth, MG Kitzbichler, O Paulsen, ET Bullmore

    Functional connectivity and brain networks in schizophrenia.

    Journal: J Neurosci
    E-pub date: 14 Jul 2010
    Authors: M-E Lynall, DS Bassett, R Kerwin, PJ McKenna, M Kitzbichler, U Muller, E Bullmore