Staff

Going North – Two lab members join the Helsinki group

On Sep­tem­ber 1, Arsene Kanyamib­wa and Hen­drik Hart­mann relo­cat­ed from the Max Planck Insti­tute in Leipzig to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki, dou­bling the group size there. Besides deal­ing with Finnish bureau­cra­cy and enjoy­ing the full mete­o­ro­log­i­cal spec­trum from a sun­ny Sep­tem­ber to a rainy and cold Octo­ber, both picked up...

Congratulations Dr. Meemken

On 23rd of July, we had the plea­sure of cel­e­brat­ing with Marie Meemken who suc­cess­ful­ly defend­ed her PhD the­sis on implic­it and explic­it appet­i­tive out­come learn­ing in obe­si­ty. We at the O’BRAIN Lab are very proud to see anoth­er female sci­en­tist emerge from our midst! Well done, Marie!

Testing resumes in Leipzig

After months of lock­down and social dis­tanc­ing the team in Leipzig is back at the MPI and test­ing. An exten­sive cat­aloque of hygiene mea­sures has been devel­oped to pro­tect both par­tic­i­pants and staff dur­ing exper­i­ments. Whilst not all meth­ods can be used yet, the O’BRAIN Lab has already test­ed a...

The O’BRAIN Lab in times of Corona

Life at the O’BRAIN Lab is begin­ning to return to nor­mal — staff in Leipzig were wel­comed back to the office (in small num­bers), while work­ing from home con­tin­ues in Helsin­ki, with an exit strat­e­gy being pre­pared. We tried to make the best of social dis­tanc­ing while in lock­down and...

Corona in Europe

Like almost all coun­tries all over the world Ger­many and Fin­land have been fac­ing the COVID 19/Corona cri­sis since late Feb­ru­ary and ear­ly March. In an unprece­dent­ed move, both the Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki as well as the MPI in Leipzig, went vir­tu­al as pre­emp­tive mea­sures. All staff, incl. the entire...

Welcome Daniel

What an excel­lent start to the new decade! We now have our first PhD stu­dent in Helsin­ki! Daniel joins us from Nijmegen where he spent a few years work­ing in indus­try before return­ing to Scan­di­navia and sci­ence. In true style he was wel­comed by Annette and Suse with a selec­tion...

Welcome Minka

It’s our great plea­sure to wel­come our first Helsin­ki stu­dent to the team. Min­ka, who is a Mas­ter stu­dent of psy­chol­o­gy, will be inves­ti­gat­ing whether olfac­to­ry stim­u­la­tion influ­ences auto­mat­ic action ten­den­cies in obe­si­ty. We are very proud to have a first col­lab­o­ra­tion between our 2 labs as the data was...

Suse @ Helsinki

Autumn may be set­tling in but it’s a busy time at the O’BRAIN Lab. Annette joined the Leipzig Lab for a cou­ple of weeks before head­ing back to Helsin­ki, this time with Suse in tow. There, the two of them are busy suss­ing out the fin­er (prac­ti­cal) details of how...

Annette @ Helsinki

It’s offi­cial now: the O’BRAIN Lab has opened its Helsin­ki Head­quar­ters! Annette relo­cat­ed to the Finnish cap­i­tal in ear­ly August and will be inves­ti­gat­ing the inter­play of obe­si­ty and the brain there. We are very excit­ed to have a sis­ter lab in the Nordic coun­tries and are look­ing for­ward to...