University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Since its foundation in 1889, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has been one of the leading clinics in Europe. Based on the interconnection of medicine, research, and teaching, all employees at the UKE work hand in hand toward a common aim – the health and well-being of our patients. It is for them that we perform research. It is for them that we teach. And it is for them that we continue to learn. Research is an important prerequisite for progress in diagnostics and therapy. The emphasis in UKE’s research are the neurosciences, cardio-vascular research, care research, oncology, as well as infections and inflammations.  

Two research groups from the UKE are participating in SHARESPACE: (i) The Becchio Lab in the Department for Neurology; and (ii) The Panzeri Lab in the Department of Excellence for Neural Information Processing. 

The Becchio Lab was established in 2022 within the Department of Neurology under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Cristina Becchio. The research of Prof. Becchio and her group members focuses on the control and perception of body motion during human social interaction, in typical and atypical populations. In particular, how social information  

 encoded within actions is read out by human observers. 

The Panzeri Lab and the Department of Excellence for Neural Information Processing was established 2021 under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Stefano Panzeri. The research of Prof. Panzeri and his group members lies at the interface between theory and experiment and aims at understanding the principles of cortical information processing by developing new quantitative data analysis techniques based on the principles of Information Theory and by developing computational models of neural network function.  

Project members

Prof. Dr. Cristina Becchio 


Dr. Nathan Foster

Prof. Dr. Stefano Panzeri