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 methods for the construction and analysis of human structural and functional brain networks, using data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Using these methods, I hope to help characterise healthy adolescent development, and to identify differences between brain networks of healthy participants and patients with a range of psychiatric disorders.

Research Focus




graph theory


Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Ed Bullmore

Associated News Items



Grydeland H, Vertes PE, Váša F, Romero-Garcia R, Whitaker KJ, Alexander-Bloch AF, Bjřrnerud A, Patel AX, Sederevi?ius D, Tamnes CK, Westlye LT, White SR, Walhovd KB, Fjell AM, Bullmore ET (2018), “Waves of maturation and senescence in micro-structural MRI markers of human cortical myelination over the lifespan” Cereb Cortex 29 (3)

Romero-Garcia R, Whitaker KJ, Váša F, Seidlitz J, Shinn M, Fonagy P, Dolan RJ, Jones PB, Goodyer IM, the NSPN Consortium, Bullmore ET, Vértes PE (2018), “Structural covariance networks are coupled to expression of genes enriched in supragranular layers of the human cortex” NeuroImage 171: 256-267

Rosenthal G, Váša F, Griffa A, Hagmann P, Amico E, Gońi J, Avidan G, Sporns O (2018), “Mapping higher-order relations between brain structure and function with embedded vector representations of connectomes” Nature Communications 9 (1)

Seidlitz J, Váša F, Shinn M, Romero-Garcia R, Whitaker KJ, Vértes PE, Reardon PK, Clasen L, Messinger A, Leopold DA Fonagy P, Dolan RJ, Jones PB, Goodyer IM, the NSPN consortium, Raznahan A, Bullmore ET (2018), “Morphometric Similarity Networks Detect Microscale Cortical Organisation And Predict Inter-Individual Cognitive Variation” Neuron 97(1): 231-247

Váša F, Bullmore ET, Patel AX (2018), “Probabilistic thresholding of functional connectomes: Application to schizophrenia” NeuroImage 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.12.043


Shinn M, Romero-Garcia R, Seidlitz J, Va?s?a F, Ve?rtes 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


Va?s?a 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