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…
The O’BRAIN lab was joined by Maria Kobel on 1st April. We are proud to have the 3rd Maria on our team. Welcome!
Our guest PhD student Rossella successfully finished her PhD in early 2019. Congratulations Rossella! How nice that we could contribute a small part to it.
Annette will travel to the US next week to present as an invited speaker at a prestigious workshop on Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback at National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD (USA). Check out the line up and agenda here.
We have an open position for a post-doc in our new lab in Helsinki; if you are looking for an exciting project investigating the link between cognition, brain function, and nutrition in humans, then check out our call here. The deadline is 21. April, with reviews starting immediately. Prospective start would be…
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!
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.
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!
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…
Check out our latest paper (in press) in Physiology & Behavior on retraining automatic action tendencies in obesity by Nora Mehl, Lara Mueller-Wieland, O’Brain alumni David Mathar, and Annette Horstmann. Read more here
The Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases calls for application for an internship (6–8 Weeks). The application’s deadline is May 6th, 2018. Application Call (PDF)
We are very pleased to announce that Maria Poessel and Annette Horstmann, in collaboration with Thomas Hummel (from the Smell and Taste Center), have been awarded a research grant by the Roland Ernst Foundation, worth 108.000 €. We will explore the influence of smell perception on eating behavior in obesity using EEG and fMRI. With this…
Our very own Lieneke Janssen has been selected as one of only 600 junior scientists to join the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (in Lindau) for a week in June. We are proud and congratulate Lieneke!
We are looking for a research assistant in the field of computer science or related field of studies. Experience in WordPress and web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) would be desirable. Further details (in German) can be found in the application call below. Job posting (PDF)
It’s 2018, and our lab is entering its fifth year. The project started out as a The O’Brain Project – a joint venture between Jane Neumann & Annette Horstmann. We have had some very exciting and productive years. However, recently there have been some changes, and it’s a good time to recap.…
[UPDATE, January, 19th 2018] Position closed. As of now we are looking for a medical student assistant. Further details can be found in the application call. Please send your application documents to: Suse Prejawa Job posting (PDF)
[UPDATE: Position closed] We are looking for a scientific researcher to join our lab. The position will be filled as soon as possible. We are looking forward to receiving your applications. Zur Ausschreibung
Our PhD students Filip Morys & Nora Mehl won the prize for best poster at the 33rd Annual Conference of the German Obesity Society in Potsdam. Filip presented their work on “the neural correlates of cognitive bias modification in obesity”. Congratulations to both!
We have been joined by a guest scientist from Padua, Italy. Rossella is going to analyse fMRI data that she has collected as part of her PhD. We are looking forward to the next 6 months with her. Rosella’s Profile
The O’Brain Lab was fortunate enough to have 4 submissions accepted at this year’s Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Conference in Montreal, Canada. Marie Meemken, Nora Mehl & Filip Morys gave talks about their respective research topics and Maria Pössel presented a poster on her recent work on…
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!