Welcome to the O’BRAIN Lab
The O’BRAIN Lab is a group of researchers investigating the interplay between obesity and the brain.
Overweight and obesity rates have risen steadily in recent decades. Although many of us share similar environments, only a few people become obese. How come? In our search for the cause, we are confronted with a complex interplay of many factors: In addition to the environment, behaviour, brain function, and genetic influences determine the decisions we make and thus ultimately also our body weight.
We try to answer fundamental questions about obesity: How does obesity develop? Why is it so hard to resist tempting food? Does our brain determine what and how much we eat? How does our nutrition shape our brain? Do changes within the brain make it so difficult for us to break bad eating habits? Last but not least: How can we help to improve eating habits?
Our team is based in Leipzig and brings together researchers from various disciplines such as neurobiology, psychology, cognitive science, mathematics, and medicine.
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The Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases calls for application for an internship (6–8 Weeks). The application’s deadline is May 5th, 2019. Application Call (PDF)
The O’BRAIN Lab is extremely proud of its very own Dr. rer. med. Filip Morys. Filip presented a beautiful viva on 4th April and thus received his PhD title from the University of Leipzig. We are delighted and very happy! In true style, Filip is not wasting any time and…
Our medical PhD students Franziska and Nora managed to secure junior research grants from the IFB Adiposity Diseases. Franzi now has further funding until April 2020 to investigate the influence of diet on the (epi)genetic status of the dopaminergic system and how this could affect neurocognitive function. Nora will continue…