Nils R Winter

PhD Student in Machine Learning and Neuroimaging

Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Münster


I am a PhD student in the Machine Learning in Psychiatry group of Prof Dr Tim Hahn at the Institute of Translational Psychiatry, Münster. I’m working on the application of machine learning algorithms to neuroimaging data of psychiatric patients to build better predictive models in a clinical context.

The objective of my PhD project is the application of multi-variate predictive methods to the neuroimaging data acquired by the FOR2107 consortium in order to produce insights into the neurobiological aetiology of affective disorders that are clinically relevant and useful for individualized diagnosis and treatment. My research interest focuses on resting-state fMRI, Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks and Bayesian statistics.


  • Machine Learning
  • Psychiatric Research
  • Neuroimaging
  • Bayesian Statistics


  • PhD in Machine Learning and Neuroimaging, since 2017

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Münster

  • MSc in Psychology, 2016

    University of Frankfurt, Germany

  • BSc in Psychology, 2014

    University of Frankfurt, Germany



I’m a PhD student in this interdisciplinary research center.


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Recent Publications

No Alterations of Brain Structural Asymmetry in Major Depressive Disorder: An ENIGMA Consortium Analysis

OBJECTIVE Asymmetry is a subtle but pervasive aspect of the human brain, and it may be altered in several psychiatric conditions. MRI …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Poster Presentation DGPPN 2019

Poster presentation on the latest results of my Regional Brain Age model and associated changes in patients with Major Depressive …