We are proud to announce that Annette Horstmann has been made Associate Professor for Behavioural and Brain Sciences at the University of Helsinki. From 1st January 2019 Annette now also runs a lab in the slightly more Northern parts of Europe, whilst maintaining the sister group in Leipzig. Congratulations Annette!
Author Archives: obesity_2014
We are looking for you
If you are looking for a Master Thesis, check out our open position in the field of olfaction. Applications will be received until November, 15th 2018.
New O’BRAIN Team Members
We are happy to welcome 2 new team members: Franziska Rausch & Nora Breuer. They are both medical students who will pursue their MD theses work with us. Welcome to the team!
Too much is not enough
We are proud to announce that Annette Horstmann has published an article (in German) in the magazine Spektrum der Wissenschaft, explaining how the brains of people with obesity are different to the brains of people with normal weight — and how that may explain why some people find it hard...
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...
Does it work this way? Annette’s model tried and tested
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...
Article in Focus Online
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.
New Lab Coordinator
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)....
IFB PhD Applications for 2016
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.
New paper by Simmank & Horstmann
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