Mr František Váša

Frantisek Vasa

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Prof. Ed Bullmore


Department of Psychiatry


Brain Mapping Unit


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Research Themes

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience


I study development of the brain in adolescence, using whole-brain networks ("macroscopic connectomes") created using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Research Focus




graph theory


Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Ed Bullmore

Associated News Items



Shinn M, Romero-Garcia R, Seidlitz J, Váša F, Vértes PE, Bullmore E (2017), “Versatility of nodal affiliation to communities” Sci Rep 7: 4273

Váša F, Seidlitz J, Romero-Garcia R, Whitaker KJ, Rosenthal G, Vértes PE, Shinn M, Alexander-Bloch A, Fonagy P, Dolan RJ, Jones PB, Goodyer IM, the NSPN consortium, Sporns O, Bullmore ET (2017), “Adolescent Tuning of Association Cortex in Human Structural Brain Networks” Cereb Cortex 10.1093/cercor/bhx249


Váša F, Griffa A, Scariati E, Schaer M, Urben S, Eliez S, Hagmann P (2016), “An affected core drives network integration deficits of the structural connectome in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome” Neuroimage Clin 10: 239-249

Vértes PE, Rittman T, Whitaker KJ, Romero-Garcia R, Váša F, Kitzbichler MG, Wagstyl K, Fonagy P, Dolan RJ, Jones PB, Goodyer IM, the NSPN Consortium, Bullmore ET (2016), “Gene transcription profiles associated with inter-modular hubs and connection distance in human functional magnetic resonance imaging networks” Phil Trans R Soc B 371: 20150362

Whitaker KJ, Vértes PE, Romero-Garcia R, Váša F, Moutoussis M, Prabhu G, Weiskopf N, Callaghan MF, Wagstyl K, Rittman T, Tait R, Ooi C, Suckling J, Inkster B, Fonagy P, Dolan RJ, Jones PB, Goodyer IM, the NSPN Consortium, Bullmore ET (2016), “Adolescence is associated with genomically patterned consolidation of the hubs of the human brain connectome” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113(32): 9105-9110


Váša F, Shanahan M, Hellyer PJ, Scott G, Cabral J, Leech R (2015), “Effects of lesions on synchrony and metastability in cortical networks.” Neuroimage 118:456-467 Details