THE MANIFESTO’BRAIN

At the O’BRAIN Lab, we share a set of val­ues, prin­ci­ples, and prac­tices that shape our work envi­ron­ment and guide how we com­mu­ni­cate, pro­vide super­vi­sion, and prac­tice sci­ence. We feel that this is para­mount, par­tic­u­lar­ly con­sid­er­ing that our lab is dis­trib­uted across sites in Leipzig, Ger­many, and Helsin­ki, Fin­land. The...

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Leipzig Research Festival

The O’BRAIN Lab pre­sent­ed a whoop­ing 4 posters at the 16th Leipzig Research Fes­ti­val of Life Sci­ences at the end of Jan­u­ary, with top­ics rang­ing from neur­al respons­es to food odors in obe­si­ty to diet-asso­ci­at­ed dif­fer­ences in periph­er­al dopamine pre­cur­sors. Many thanks to the pre­sent­ing O’BRAIN researchers Maria Poes­sel, Franzi...

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GREADT2-Studie Probandeninformationen

Auf dieser Web­site find­en Sie die Proban­den­in­for­ma­tion über Ziel, Stu­di­en­ablauf, Unter­suchungsmeth­o­d­en und Risiken, Ein- und Auss­chlusskri­te­rien, Nutzen, Aufwand­sentschädi­gung, Teil­nah­mev­er­sicherung und das Stu­di­en­team des Forschungsvorhabens: „Ernährungsabhängige Effekte gegensätzlicher pharmakologischer Dopamin-Manipulationen auf neurokognitive Maße von Lernen und Arbeitsgedächtnis“ 1. ZIEL DIESER STUDIE Neueste wis­senschaftliche Unter­suchun­gen leg­en nahe, dass Adi­posi­tas den natür­lichen Haushalt...

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Last call for study participation (in German only)

Until the end of Novem­ber we are look­ing for the last male vol­un­teers (Ger­man only) to com­plete our study on the influ­ence of fat and sug­ar on the brain. Help sci­ence and get in touch with us via 0341–9940 2629 or dopamin-diet@cbs.mpg.de. We are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing you!   

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Welcome Minka

It’s our great plea­sure to wel­come our first Helsin­ki stu­dent to the team. Min­ka, who is a Mas­ter stu­dent of psy­chol­o­gy, will be inves­ti­gat­ing whether olfac­to­ry stim­u­la­tion influ­ences auto­mat­ic action ten­den­cies in obe­si­ty. We are very proud to have a first col­lab­o­ra­tion between our 2 labs as the data was...

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Suse @ Helsinki

Autumn may be set­tling in but it’s a busy time at the O’BRAIN Lab. Annette joined the Leipzig Lab for a cou­ple of weeks before head­ing back to Helsin­ki, this time with Suse in tow. There, the two of them are busy suss­ing out the fin­er (prac­ti­cal) details of how...

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Annette @ Helsinki

It’s offi­cial now: the O’BRAIN Lab has opened its Helsin­ki Head­quar­ters! Annette relo­cat­ed to the Finnish cap­i­tal in ear­ly August and will be inves­ti­gat­ing the inter­play of obe­si­ty and the brain there. We are very excit­ed to have a sis­ter lab in the Nordic coun­tries and are look­ing for­ward to...

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Annette Horstmann awarded with the DAG research prize

A recent trip to Frank­furt for the 32nd Annu­al Con­fer­ence of the Ger­man Obe­si­ty Soci­ety (DAG: Deutsche Adi­posi­tas Gesellschaft) was a great suc­cess for the O’Brain Project: Annette Horstmann was award­ed with the DAG research prize 2016, hon­our­ing her recent work on the neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gy of obe­si­ty. Con­grat­u­la­tions! The team was...

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