On our last day in the beautiful and surprising summerly Finnish capital we visited the public Helsinki Central Library Oodi to anticipate and discuss obstacles our lab will have to grapple with when Annette relocates to Finland.
We kicked off our last day at NNM with a plenary lecture by Laura Colgin, who came all the way from Austin, Texas, to deliver a lucid and engaging talk about the different roles of fast and slow gamma waves in memory encoding and retrieval.
The second day, Thursday June 13th, was filled with interesting talks, symposia and two poster sessions. The lecturers gave us fascinating insight into their research covering cellular bases of brain function and behavior.
On the agenda are the 3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting and a visit to the new lab of group leader Annette Horstmann, who was recently appointed as an Associate Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences at the Department of Psychology and Logopedics at the University of Helsinki.
If you ever wondered what happens during binge eating, the local TV network MDR has released a neat 4 minute long TV clip (in German). It features our PhD student Maria Waltmann who, together with Nadine Herzog, currently collects data for a large study investigating the shared and differential neurocognitive mechanisms of obesity and binge eating disorder.
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...
Our medical PhD students Franziska and Nora managed to secure junior research grants from the IFB Adiposity Diseases. Franzi now has further funding until April 2020 to investigate the influence of diet on the (epi)genetic status of the dopaminergic system and how this could affect neurocognitive function. Nora will continue...