Portrait Lars Michels

Lars Michels
Prof. Dr. phil.

Oberassistent, Klinik für Neuroradiologie


  • Multimodal imaging (EEG, functional MRI, EEG-fMRI, Perfusion MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, MR spectroscopy, connectivity)
  • Neurophysiology (cognition, attention, and resting-state)


Tel. +41 44 255 49 65

Other competences

  • Reviewer for 60 peer-reviewed Journals
  • Grant Reviewer for German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, Wings for Life, Healthy Brains for Health Lives Program, McGill University (Canada).
  • Editorial Work: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Associate Editor), Frontiers in Behavorial Neurosciene
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Supervision of nine MSc. and eleven PhD students


Since 06/2023 Adjunct Professor (Titularprofessor), Medical Faculty, University of Zurich
Since 11/2018 Group Leader, Neuroscience Center Zurich
Since 05/2018 Head of Basic Research, Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich
Since 04/2017 Life tenure position, Senior MR Scientist (‚Oberassistent‘), University Hospital Zurich

Main memberships

  • OHBM (Organization for Human Brain Mapping, since 2011)
  • ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, since 2011)
  • ICS (International Continence Society, 2016)
  • SfN (Society for Neuroscience, 2009-2019)
  • INUS (International Neuro-Urology Society, since 2019)
  • SKG (Schweizerischen Kopfwehgesellschaft, since 2018)

Research focus

  • Real-time fMRI during attention and vision
  • tDCS Neurostimulation in migraine
  • Multimodal Imaging during brain development, aging, migraine and cluster headache

Other offices

  • Delegate (Senator) of the Academic Staff, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich