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 their sci­en­tif­ic work in the Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy and Logo­pe­dics. While Arsene is in the process of set­ting up three new stud­ies, inves­ti­gat­ing mod­ern food effects on cog­ni­tion, micro­bio­ta and behav­ior, Hen­drik is putting first results of our study on the asso­ci­a­tion of west­ern diet with dopamin­er­gic cog­ni­tion and its neur­al cor­re­lates on paper. Fur­ther­more, the two will sup­port Annette and Daniel with super­vi­sion of bach­e­lor and mas­ter stu­dents, and help devel­op­ing the Behav­ioral and Brain Sci­ences unit.