Marwan Abdellah

Scientific Visualization
Marwan Abdellah is a Scientific Visualization Engineer and Post Doctoral Fellow in the Scientific Visualization Section of the Computing Division.

His current research focuses on building accurate computational models of brain imaging technologies using physically plausible methods.

Marwan joined the Blue Brain in 2011 as a Software Engineer and led the multimedia generation workflows, and also contributed to the development of the software applications required for the interactive visualisation of the neocortical digital models. His research interests include scientific visualisation, physically-plausible rendering, computer graphics and modelling, medical imaging, high performance computing and in silico neuroscience.

Marwan obtained his PhD in Neuroscience from EPFL in 2017. He gained his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt.

Selected Publications

Marwan Abdellah, Ahmet Bilgili, Stefan Eilemann, Julian Shillcock, Henry Markram, Felix Schürmann. ”Bio-physically plausible visualization of highly scattering fluorescent neocortical models for in silico experimentation.” BMC bioinformatics 18, no. Suppl 2 (2017): S8, and Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis) 2016 in Baltimore, USA.

Abdellah, Marwan, Ahmet Bilgili, Stefan Eilemann, Henry Markram, and Felix Schürmann. “Physically-based in silico light sheet microscopy for visualizing fluorescent brain models.” BMC bioinformatics 16, no. Suppl 11 (2015): S8, and Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis) 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Abdellah, M., Bilgili, A., Eilemann, S., Markram, H., & Schürmann, F., “A Computational Model of Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy using Physically-based Rendering”, Eurographics 2015, Zurich, Switzerland.

Henry Markram, Eilif Muller, Srikanth Ramaswamy, Michael W Reimann, Marwan Abdellah, Carlos Aguado Sanchez, et al. “Reconstruction and simulation of neocortical microcircuitry”. Cell 2015.

Ramaswamy, Srikanth, Jean-Denis Courcol, Marwan Abdellah, Stanislaw Adaszewski, Nicolas Antille, Selim Arsever, Guy Antoine et al. “The Neocortical Microcircuit Collaboration Portal: A Resource for Rat Somatosensory Cortex.”Frontiers in Neural Circuits 9 (2015): 44.