News

Dr. Morys

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…

2 Successful Bids

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…

O’BRAIN @ NIH

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 are hiring

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…

Professor Horstmann

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!

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…

New grant by the Roland Ernst Foundation

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…

Research Assistant wanted

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)

Embracing Change: A New Name, Team and Website

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.…

The O’Brain Lab @ SSIB

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…