Congratulations Dr. Meemken

On 23rd of July, we had the plea­sure of cel­e­brat­ing with Marie Meemken who suc­cess­ful­ly defend­ed her PhD the­sis on implic­it and explic­it appet­i­tive out­come learn­ing in obe­si­ty. We at the O’BRAIN Lab are very proud to see anoth­er female sci­en­tist emerge from our midst! Well done, Marie!

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Testing resumes in Leipzig

After months of lock­down and social dis­tanc­ing the team in Leipzig is back at the MPI and test­ing. An exten­sive cat­aloque of hygiene mea­sures has been devel­oped to pro­tect both par­tic­i­pants and staff dur­ing exper­i­ments. Whilst not all meth­ods can be used yet, the O’BRAIN Lab has already test­ed a...

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The O’BRAIN Lab in times of Corona

Life at the O’BRAIN Lab is begin­ning to return to nor­mal — staff in Leipzig were wel­comed back to the office (in small num­bers), while work­ing from home con­tin­ues in Helsin­ki, with an exit strat­e­gy being pre­pared. We tried to make the best of social dis­tanc­ing while in lock­down and...

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Corona in Europe

Like almost all coun­tries all over the world Ger­many and Fin­land have been fac­ing the COVID 19/Corona cri­sis since late Feb­ru­ary and ear­ly March. In an unprece­dent­ed move, both the Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki as well as the MPI in Leipzig, went vir­tu­al as pre­emp­tive mea­sures. All staff, incl. the entire...

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Welcome Daniel

What an excel­lent start to the new decade! We now have our first PhD stu­dent in Helsin­ki! Daniel joins us from Nijmegen where he spent a few years work­ing in indus­try before return­ing to Scan­di­navia and sci­ence. In true style he was wel­comed by Annette and Suse with a selec­tion...

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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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Dr. Mehl

We are ecstatically happy to announce that on 9th May Nora successfully (and eloquently) defended her PhD thesis at the University of Leipzig. We may now proudly refer to (our) Dr. rer. nat. Nora Mehl.

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Dr. Morys

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...

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