Prof. Marcus Kaiser studied biology and computer science at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Distance University Hagen and obtained his PhD from Jacobs University Bremen in 2005. He is initiator and co-director of the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Systems Neuroscience. He is leader of the UK INCF Special Interest Group in Image-based Neuroinformatics, member of several editorial boards (Network Neuroscience, Applied Network Science, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, ACM Computing Reviews, PLOS ONE), and leader of Neuroinformatics research at Newcastle University (http://neuroinformatics.ncl.ac.uk/). He is author of the first major review (Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2004; cited 1,400+ times) as well as of more than 60 other publications in the field of brain connectivity (connectomics). Since 2016, he is Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. Research interests are understanding the link between structure and function by modelling network development, network dynamics, and therapeutic network interventions (see http://www.dynamic-connectome.org/).