Dr Annette Horstmann studied Biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum with a focus on neurobiology with Prof Dr Klaus-Peter Hoffmann. After a one-year-stay at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Independent Research Group “Attention & Awareness”, Prof John-Dylan Haynes) and completing her PhD in the “International Graduate School of Biosciences” in Bochum, she worked in the Department of Neurology of the same institute from 2008 to 2010. From 2010 to 2013 she worked as a Research Scientist in a cooperation project between the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases at the University Clinic Leipzig. Since 2013 Dr Horstmann is head of the independent Junior Research Group “Decision-making in obesity: neurobiology, behaviour & plasticity” within the framework of the IFB AdiposityDiseases and in cooperation with the Department of Neurology of the MPI. Methods she is using include structural and functional MRI, computerized behavioural experiments and the application of gustatory and olfactory stimuli. Her research in the field of neurobiology of human obesity was awarded with the Research Prize of the German Obesity Society in 2016.
|2016||Research Prize of the German Obesity Society|
|2013—||Head of Junior Research Group Decision-making in Obesity|
|2010–2013||Postdoc, IFB Adiposity Diseases University Clinic Leipzig Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer|
|2008–2010||Postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Cognitive Neurology, Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer|
|2007–2008||Guest Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, “Attention & Awareness”, Prof. Dr. John-Dylan Haynes|
|2008||PhD Neurobiology, International Graduate School of Biosciences Zoology & Neurobiology, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum|
|1997–2003||Biology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum|