Susanne Schreiber is an Einstein professor for Theoretical Neurophysiology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin who applies mathematical approaches to neurobiological questions. Trained as a biophysicist at HU, she entered the field of neuroscience during her Diploma thesis at the University of Cambridge, UK, and spent the first half of her PhD at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, US. The Bernstein Award for Computational Neuroscience in 2008 enabled her to found her own lab at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her interests are focussed on the principles of neural computation combining biophysics with an evolutionary perspective.
Schreiber chairs the national Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience (since 2018) and was elected Vice Chair of the German Ethics Council in 2020. She recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant to investigate the generation of different types of electrical pulses in the brain.