Annette Horstmann
Dr. rer. nat.

Annette Horstmann

Head of Junior Research Group
Deci­sion-mak­ing in Obe­si­ty

IFB Adi­pos­i­ty­Dis­eases
Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive & Brain Sci­ences
Stephanstraße 1A
04103 Leipzig
Ger­many

         

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