We have two new additions to the team: Lieneke Janssen joined the O’Brain Lab as a postdoc in April, followed by Hendrik Hartmann who started his PhD in May. They are joining forces in exploring the relationship(s) between dopamine and obesity. Lieneke’s Profile Hendrik’s Profile Welcome!!
Our PhD student Anja Dietrich defended her thesis successfully in November 2016. As of 2017 she is now Dr. Anja Dietrich. Congratulations!!
As of 1st March 2017 PD Dr. habil. Jane Neumann may call herself Prof. Dr. Jane Neumann. Congratulations to Jane for the professorship at the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena!
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...
Annette’s proposed model of how dopaminergic tone varies (non-linearly) across normal weight, overweight and obese people has been tested empirically for the first time. Researchers in Spain conducted an fMRI experiment with which they confirm Annette’s idea with real data: the reward system in the brain appears to function differently but systematically across people...
The German weekly news magazine “Focus” noticed the work of one of our PhD students, Nora Mehl. Annette Horstmann explains the finer details of the research in an interview here.
In March, our scientific coordinator Christian Kalberlah moved on to new professional shores after nearly 3 years with the O’Brain Lab. Though we are sad to see him leave we are excited about Christian’s new position at the DZL (Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung | The German Centre for Lung Research)....
The Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) announced the funding programs MD Pro_1 (Promotion) and MD Pro_2 (your research project) for talented students in particular in the field of medicine. Deadline for applications is January 3rd, 2016. More information can be found here.
Congratulations to Jakob Simmank & Annette Horstmann, who published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience this October, entitled: Incidental rewarding cues influence economic decisions in people with obesity. Online at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00278/full
Shortly after the first “Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisziplinary Obesity Research” (LIMIOR) on causes and consequences of morbid overweight the conclusions drawn are positive. GO TO IFB POST