Who we are
Rowing in the Same Direction
We are C-I-R-C
We are a team of more than 60 psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, sociologists, neurologists, immunologists, microbiologists, and data scientists working in eight different institutions in Jena, Magdeburg, and Halle. We join our expertise in research, patient care, community outreach, and career development to establish a mid-German centre for mental health. Together, with our students, fellows, residents, and our patients we are C-I-R-C.
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Walter
Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital in Jena, head of the psychiatric imaging group at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, head of the translational psychiatry division, University Tübingen, and director of the Clinical Affective Neuroimaging Laboratory (CANLAB)
Prof. Dr. med. Martin WalterPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaMartin Walter, Coordinator of C-I-R-C, is the Director and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in Jena, Head of the Psychiatric Imaging Group at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, Head of the Translational Psychiatry Division, University Tübingen, and Director of the Clinical Affective Neuroimaging Laboratory (CANLAB). Previous positions include a research group leadership at the Max Planck Institute for biological cybernetics in Tubingen and international research fellowships and visiting professorships at the Institute for Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, UMDNJ, Neward, Standford, Queensland Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. His clinical focus is on complex depressions, their underlying neurobiology and novel AD treatments. For this research his team develops multimodal medical imaging approaches towards diagnostics and intervention. Current projects include pharmacological augmentation of psychotherapy (CBASP) and neurofeedback as well as imaging based response prediction to ketamine treatment.
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Anne AlbrechtDept. of Neuroanatomy, MagdeburgAnne Albrecht is head of the Department of Neuroanatomy at the Institute of Anatomy at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. She runs a research group on the functional neuroanatomy of stress and emotional memory and is responsible for neuroanatomy teaching for medical students. Her major expertise is in developing and using models of stress and emotional learning in rodents to interrogate the role of GABAergic interneuron circuits and neuropeptides in individual stress responsiveness across the life time. She will contribute to preclinical rodent models for stress-induced psychopathologies and will collaborate with the groups of S. Mikulovic, J. Pakan, St. Remy and O. Stork in Magdeburg and R. Stumm and M. Walter in Jena to brain circuits as neural access points for psychiatric conditions.
Prof. Dr. Elena AzañónSomatosensory and Body Perception, MagdeburgElena Azañón is head of the Somatosensory and Body Perception Lab at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and at Otto-von-Guericke University. Her research investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms of tactile perception and body representation in humans and how they affect all aspects of our mental lives. Part of her research is also devoted to the study of imagery as a tool for perception and learning, and the impact imagery has on emotion and memory. She will contribute to the center by studying behavioural and neural mechanisms of somatosensory perception, affective touch and imagery in neuropsychiatric disorders, using a combination of psychophysical paradigms and electrophysiology with the ultimate aim of providing targeted psychiatric disease interventions.
Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Jürgen BärGerontopsychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, JenaKarl-Jürgen Bär is head of the Departments of Gerontopsychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine at the University Hospital in Jena. His research is focused on pain processing in mental disorders and bilateral brain – heart interaction. He received the prestigious Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2014.
Dr. Sanja Bauer MikulovicNeurobiology, MagdeburgSanja Bauer Mikulovic is head of the newly established research group at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg. She runs a research program on how cognition and emotion are interacting in the brain and how these processes influence learning and social interactions. Her major expertise is neural circuits investigation using electrophysiology, Calcium imaging and optogenetics. She will contribute with the research line on how chronic stress and anxiety influence social interactions and the underlying neural mechanisms. She will collaborate with the groups of A. Albrecht, S. Remy, J. Pakan, O. Stork, M. Sauvage, I. Dunay in Magdeburg and R. Stumm in Jena.
Dr. med. Bianca BesteherPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaBianca Besteher has a fellowship in the Advanced Clinician Scientist Program (IZKF, Jena) and is an expert in the application of structural MRI in the context of dimensional psychopathology in depressive and overlapping symptoms. She is head of a junior research group investigating biotypes in the spectrum of depression via multimodal brain imaging.
Prof. Dr. Axel BrakhageMicrobiology and Molecular Biology, JenaAxel Brakhage is a microbiologist and director of the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (HKI) in Jena and at the same time holds the position of Professor and chair of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He is speaker of the DFG-funded cluster of excellence Balance of the Microverse, of the BMBF-funded program InfectControl, and speaker of the collaborative research center/transregio on human-pathogenic fungi. In addition, Axel Brakhage serves as the DFG vice president. His research is focused on infections and inflammation and the role of microbial natural products in these processes and their use as therapeutics. In the excellence cluster, he and his colleagues investigate the effect of human microbiomes on diseases and how rebalancing of a diseased microbiome can cure disease.
Dr. Lejla ColicPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaLejla Colic is a junior group leader in the Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, UKJ. Her research focuses on neurobiological mechanisms after early life trauma, and the underlying development and pathophysiology of mood disorders. She is interested in using multimodal neuroimaging in future drug development as well as in the facilitation of patient stratification for targeted treatments.
Prof. Dr. Ilona CroyClinical Psychology, JenaIlona Croy is the newly appointed head of the Department of Clinical Psychology in Jena. She studies neural access to primary senses, such as smell and affective touch, and the influence of such perceptions on the development and maintenance of mental disorders. Within CIRC, her research focuses on collborative and translational opportunities between animal models, human imaging, and intervention approaches to mental illness.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim DenzlerComputer Science, JenaJoachim Denzler is full Professor for Computer Science at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, head of the Chair for Computer Vision. His research interests comprise the automatic analysis, fusion, and understanding of sensor data, especially development of methods for visual recognition tasks, dynamic scene analysis, and causal reasoning. He is contributing to the areas of object recognition and tracking, multivariate time series analysis, and applications like climate science, medicine, and psychology.
Prof. Dr. Daniela C. DieterichNeural Access Points, MagedeburgDaniela C. Dieterich is an expert addressing the role of synaptic protein homeostasis regulation through the coordinated control of translation and degradation. She has developed and applied cutting-edge technologies involving 'click-chemistry' that provide the consortium with tools to address dynamic changes in these processes with unprecedented temporal and cellular resolution, ultimately allowing the cell-selective identification of neuronal and glial access points.
Prof. Dr. Alexander DityatevMolecular Neuroplasticity, MagdeburgAlexander Dityatev is the head of the Molecular Neuroplasticity group at the DZNE Magdeburg. He runs a research program on the role of neural extracellular matrix in neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, depression and schizophrenia. His major expertise is in the extracellular matrix biology, synaptic plasticity and synaptogenesis, electrophysiology, behavioral analysis and two-photon imaging in awake mice. He will contribute to studies on the role of microglia in synaptic remodeling in mouse models of depression and schizophrenia. To correct neural circuitries affected in these disorders, he will develop new treatments targeting formation of excitatory and inhibitory synapses, the integrity of perisynaptic extracellular matrix, and the signaling via extrasynaptic NMDA receptors.
Prof. Dr. Ildiko Rita DunayInstitute of Inflammation and Neurodegeneration, MagdeburgIldiko Rita Dunay is the head of the Institute of Inflammation and Neurodegeneration at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Her major research expertise is the functional characterization of resident and recruited immune cell subsets in the periphery and in the central nervous system in models of infection induced neuroinflammation. In particular her group is focusing on the investigation of the communication between innate immune cells with neurons. She will contribute to the exploration of immune cells and soluble factors obtained from models and also from patients with psychiatric diseases to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Prof. Dr. med. Emrah DüzelCognitive Neurology and Dementia Research, MagdeburgEmrah Düzel is the speaker of the Magdeburg site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseaes (DZNE) and director of the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research at the Medical Faculty of the OVGU. He has a long-standing interest in the functional anatomy of human memory networks, neuromodulatory circuits, their alterations in aging and neurodegeneration and their scope for plasticity. He coordinates the German National Neuroimaging Network within the DZNE which strategically unifies imaging efforts across 10 German universities and DZNE sites (Magdeburg, Bonn, Berlin, Tübingen, Munich, Rostock, Dresden, Göttingen, Ulm). His goal is to improve the diagnosis and therapy of cognitive dysfunction in old age and in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. E Duzel is also a coordinator of the European Ultra-high Field Imaging Network for Neurodegenerative Diseases for 7T imaging and Speaker of the CRC 1436 "Neural Resources of Cognition". He is co-founder of the digital health company neotiv for cognitive assessment in Alzheimer's disease.
Prof. Dr. Veronika EngertPsychotherapy and Psychooncology, JenaVeronika Engert is a biological psychologist and head of the Social Neuroscience Group at the Institute for Psychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy and Psychooncology at the University Clinic Jena. She also leads the Research Group Social Stress and Family Health at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. Her Research focuses on stress in the social context, investigating the physiological transmission of stress between individuals, and how social interventions can be used to reduce stress vulnerability and promote health. She is member of the Mindful Universities (Achtsame Hochschulen) Research Group.
PD Dr. med. Olivia EngmannHuman Genetics, JenaOlivia Engmann is a group leader for neuro-epigenetics in the Institute for Human Genetics at Jena University Hospital. She explores fast-acting antidepressant pathways in mouse models using viral mediated gene transfer, 3D dendritic spine imaging, next generation sequencing approaches and CRISPR epigenome editing. Promising changes in key molecular targets are then validated using human postmortem brain tissue. Dr. Engmann will be able to share technical expertise as well as large sample sets with the C-I-R-C network and hopes to translate her findings to patients via clinical trials.
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas FrodlPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, MagdeburgThomas Frodl is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Director of the University Hospital of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen. His research experience in systemic neuroscience with the use of imaging and neurophysiological methods as well as their combination with genetic, social environmental factors and immunological markers fits very well into the unique DZP landscape. Goals are to investigate the regulation and dysregulation of neuronal circuits in association with the signaling pathways of the stress hormone system, the neurotransmitter systems and the immune system and to identify markers helpful for decision support and therapy monitoring. Moreover, his group develops apps for self-management of depression and to support psychotherapeutic processes, such as apps for cognitive bias modification and combined digital remediation programs with local electric current stimulation. Thematic foci here are prevention, (early) diagnosis and therapy of affective disorders, schizophrenias, trauma sequelae and developmental disorders. In the EU project DeepHealth, the computational group is developing models using Deep Learning to support the diagnosis and therapy of dementia, depression and schizophrenia in the future.
Prof. Dr. Christian GaserPsychiatry and Neurology, JenaChristian Gaser is the head of the Structural Brain Mapping Group at the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. His research program is directed toward the development and application of advanced computation tools for the analysis of structural brain data. He pioneered the voxel-based morphometry method (VBM) and developed the Computational Anatomy Toolboxes (CAT) to conduct computational morphometry, which are heavily used by the scientific community.
Prof. Dr. Christian GeisTranslational Neuroimmunology, JenaChristian Geis is Chair of Translational Neuroimmunology endowed by the Hermann und Lilly Schilling Foundation and Deputy Director of the Department of Neurology at Jena University Hospital. He is board member of the Center of Sepsis Control and Care (CSCC) and of the German Network for Research on Autoimmune Encephalitis (GENERATE). His research is focused on autoimmune and inflammatory mechanisms targeting central synapses. Using electrophysiology, super-resolution imaging, in-vitro and animal models, the research group uncovers basic pathomechanisms of autoimmune encephalitis and neuropsychiatric disease following systemic inflammation. He is heading the DFG Research Unit 3004 SYNABS investigating synaptic pathology in antibody-mediated disorders and he is funding member of national and european funded research initiatives on antibody-mediated neuropsychiatric disorders. Within the GENERATE network, he leads the BMBF funded multicenter controlled randomized phase II trial GENERATE-BOOST.
Prof. Dr. med. Aiden HaghikiaNeurology, MagdeburgAiden Haghikia is the chair and director of the Department of Neurology of the OVGU Magdeburg. His clinical and scientific focus is in the field of neuroimmunology and neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. In his translational research, Aiden Haghikia investigates the role of diet, how it interacts with the gut microbiome, and the local and systemic immune and nervous system are affected by them. The emphasis of his clinical work is to transfer insights gained from the science to patients in a personalized manner.
Dr. Dorothea HämmererCognitive Neurology and Dementia Research, MagdeburgDorothea Hämmerer is head of the working group on developmental cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging in dementia at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia research at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Her major expertise is in developing cognitive paradigms that isolate cognitive functions associated with dopaminergic and noradrenergic modulation as well as in using novel neuroimaging methods that allow to characterize neuromodulatory brain networks in different ages or patient groups. She is also co-founder of the Magdeburg meeting on imaging the noradrenergic system. She will contribute to translational circuit imaging and to identifying novel neural access points in neuromodulatory brain systems.
Prof. Dr. Ilse JacobsenMicrobial Immunology, JenaIlse Jacobsen is head of the Research Group Microbial Immunology at the HKI. Her research focuses on the interaction of pathogenic fungi with their host, especially Candida albicans. This pathobiont colonizes mucosal surfaces, e.g. the gut, and as part of the microbiome affects the host immune system. Prof. Jacobsen contributes expertise in mouse models and the murine microbiome to the consortium.
Prof. Dr. Fabrice JollantPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaFabrice Jollant leads the research group "Suicidology" at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Jena. For many years he is investigating the neurocognitive basis of suicidal behavior using neuropsychological tools and neuroimaging. He developed a neurocognitive working model of suicidal behavior and is collaborating with a number of leading researchers on suicide throughout the world. He is also developing and implementing specific training programs for clinicians to improve the early recognition of suicidal behavior.
Prof. Dr. med. Florian JunnePsychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, MagdeburgFlorian Junne serves as chair and director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medicine Magdeburg. Florian’s translational clinical research focusses on novel targets and personalized therapeutic programs including large scale e-health research initiatives. Specific areas of interest are e.g. how to stimulate motivation for change through tailored psychotherapeutic interventions, the role of body image perceptions and affective symptoms in patients with eating or weight disorders and specific aspects of the physico-mental interplay. In the field of prevention research, Florian and his team are part of several multi-center initiatives on mental health promotion and (stress-) prevention in training and working contexts. Florian’s research has been funded e.g. by the DFG, BMBF, BMG, BMAS and the Innovation Fund of the German Federal Joint Committee.
Prof. Dr. Kerstin KrauelDepartment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, MagdeburgKerstin Krauel is head of the research division at the department of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy in Magdeburg and a licensed child and adolescent psychotherapist. In her research, she aims to understand, using behavioural assessments, EEG and fMRI, how the underlying neural circuitries of attentional and memory processes are altered in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how learning situations can be adapted to fit the specific needs of children and adolescents with ADHD. Within the last years, she established transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) in her group to explore this treatment approach in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is member of the EU-funded consortium STIPED (Stimulation in Pediatrics, Horizon 2020) and coordinating investigator of an international multi-center clinical trial using optimized multi-channel transcranial direct current stimulation in children and adolescents with ADHD. In collaboration with colleagues from Jena and Halle she will strengthen the focus on neurodevelopmental disorders within the center.
Prof. Dr. Thomas KamradtImmunology, JenaThomas Kamradt serves as Dean of the Medical Faculty and scientific director of the UKJ; he has been the head of the Department of Immunology at the UKJ. His main research interests are chronic inflammatory diseases and has provided the orginial description of the Th17 cells which are critical for neuroinflammation. He brings extensive expertise in flow cytometry (incl. CyTOF) and cell sorting to the CIRC consortium.
Dr. Michael R. KreutzNeurobiology, MagdeburgMichael R. Kreutz is head of the Research Group 'Neuroplasticity' at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg and of the Leibniz Group 'Dendritic Organelles and Synaptic Function' at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology in Hamburg. His main research interest is in synapse biology and he runs a research program on several aspects of synaptic dysfunction at different scales ranging from single synapses to experimentation in mouse models. He will consult the consortium on questions related to microimaging, transgenic mouse models and will contribute expertise on molecular pathways relevant for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Prof. Dr. Kristine KrugSensory Physiology, MagdeburgKristine Krug heads the Department of Sensory Physiology in the Institute of Biology and is an external scientific member at the Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg. She runs a research programme investigating the neural circuits underlying perception and decision-making in humans and monkeys. Her major expertise lies in directly linking neural circuits from single neurons in monkeys to cognitive behaviour across primates, both in health and disease. Utilising neural activity manipulation inside the high-field scanners at Magdeburg, she will contribute to the exploration of neural access points for psychiatric disease intervention and collaborate on the translation of those findings to patients.
Dr. Esther KühnCortical Microstructure Research, MagdeburgEsther Kühn is head of the Cortical Microstructure Research Group. She runs a research program on adaptive and maladaptive plasticity of the human sensorimotor system that she investigates using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging in combination with behavioral assessments, VR, and interventions. Her research aim is to understand and treat pathological brain states, in particular those that lead to maladaptive behavior. She will contribute to the center by her ERC awarded research program on body memory that investigates how maladaptive memory formation contributes to the development of somatic symptoms and somatoform disorders, and how it can be used to optimize their diagnosis and treatment.
Prof. Dr. Volkmar LeßmannInstitute of Physiology, MagdeburgVolkmar Leßmann is the Director of the Institute of Physiology at the Medical Faculty of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. His research is focussed on molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in health and disease. Using combined electrophysiological and advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, his group investigates how neuromodulatory transmitters like dopamine and neurotrophins like BDNF shape synaptic transmission in neuronal circuits of the mouse hippocampus and amygdala, and how this affects learning in vivo. In collaboration with Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and Sports scientists from the University Clinics of Magdeburg and Jena, his team further investigates the role of BDNF as a biomarker in patients of major depressive disorder (MDD), schizophrenia and dementia. Together with the group of Frank Ohl from the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, his research in the DZPG addresses optogenetically driven BDNF regulation of neuronal access points in maladapted cortico-hippocampal circuits that are involved in MDD and fear learning.
Dr. Meng LiPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaMeng Li a junior group leader in the Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Jena University Hospital. His research focuses on the development and application of advanced computational tools for the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data and spectroscopy. He has worked on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the functional and metabolic changes responding to ketamine treatment in patients with major depressive disorder patients and healthy participants.
Dr. Carolin LiggesChild and Adolescent Psychiatry, JenaCarolin Ligges leads the research group "Neurophysiology" at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. In addition, she is the head of the department's neurophysiology lab as well as the head of the research groups "Neurofeedback" and "TransGender". Her major expertise is in the investigation of neurobiological correlates of child psychiatric disorders (especially dyslexia) as well as the development of methods for the analysis of time-varying multivariate neural network activity. She will collaborate with Max Stenner (Magdeburg) to investigate the phenomenology of compulsive action, and with Kerstin Krauel and Katharina Rufener (Magdeburg) to investigate the neurophysiology and transcranial electrical stimulation of dyslexia.
Prof. Dr. Gabriele MeyerHealth and Nursing Science, HalleGabriele Meyer is head of the Institute for Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Her research priorities are development and evaluation of complex interventions in nursing and health care. She has a broad methodological expertise in clinical epidemiology and methods of evidence-based medicine and participatory approaches.
Prof. Dr. Rafael MikolajczykMedical Epidemiology and Biometrics, HalleMikolajczyk is head of the Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometrics and Informatics. He is PI of the local center of the German National Cohort (NAKO-Gesundheitsstudie), of the local site of the SMITH consortium of the Medical Informatics Initiative, and PI of the population based cohorts CARLA, LöwenKIDS, DigiHero and of the Registries eRHESA (myocardial infarction) and BeoNet-Halle (ambulatory care). He is methodological epidemiologist, with main expertise in conduct of studies and digital and computational epidemiology/mathematical modelling.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nils OpelPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaNils Opel is a Clinician Scientist, Professor for Translational Psychiatry and Senior Consultant at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Jena. He is also Co-Chair of the BMI X-Working Group of the ENIGMA Consortium. Previous positions include a research group leadership at the Institute for Translational Psychiatry, University of Münster and international research collaborations as visiting scholar at the Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, Australia. His clinical focus is on treatment-resistant and chronic depression, the interplay between metabolic and affective disorders and research into innovative, personalized diagnostic and treatment approaches for depression. To this end, his methodological focus comprises multimodal neuroimaging techniques, predictive modelling and digital phenotyping methods, such as smartphone-based monitoring of longitudinal disease trajectories.
Dr. Janelle PakanNeural Circuits & Network Dynamics, MagdeburgJanelle Pakan is head of the Neural Circuits & Network Dynamics research group funded by the Center for Behavioural Brain Sciences at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Her research is focused on functional neural circuits that underly the transformation of sensory information to behavioural output in both health and disease states. She utilizes advanced two-photon imaging in behaving mice in combination with virtual environments and functional neuroanatomical techniques to investigate cell-type specific adaptive plasticity in sensory systems due to behavioural modification. Through ongoing collaborations with both local and international partners, her research also directly relates behavioural readouts with neuronal activity across multiple scales in both humans and animal models – an important aspect of translational circuit imaging in psychiatric conditions.
Prof. Dr. med. Mathias PletzInfectious Diseases and Infection, JenaMathias Pletz is Infectious Diseases Physician and Pulmonologist and the founding chair of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control. He is a member of the WHO COVID-19 Guidance Development Group, Vice President of the German-Austrian-Swiss Paul Ehrlich Society for Anti-infective Treatment and the German Sepsis Society. He serves as advisor to the Robert Koch Institute and the State of Thuringia and on the board of directors of several research networks (including Center for Sepsis Care and Prevention, Infectognostics, CAPNETZ). He has substantial experience in RCTs and observational cohort studies with a focus on sepsis, respiratory tract infections, antibiotics and vaccines. Recently, he has established a strong bioinformatics group that conducts the molecular COVID-19 surveillance for the State of Thuringia.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ronny RedlichBiological and Clinical Psychology, HalleRonny Redlich is chair of the department of biological and clinical psychology and head of the outpatient unit at the University of Halle. Furthermore, he is head of the Prevention, Intervention and Neuroimaging group at the Department of Mental Health, University of Münster. He has extensive experience in structural and functional imaging as well as machine learning techniques. The key objectives of his research include (a) neurobiological mechanisms of specific and unspecific treatments (b) the discovery of patient-biotypes and the development of individual prediction models based on neurobiological and clinical data, and (c) the development and evaluation of innovative psychotherapeutic interventions and prevention strategies. Further research areas include imaging genetics and neurobiological child and adolescent psychology.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen ReichenbachDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology, JenaJürgen R. Reichenbach is head of the Medical Physics Group in the Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Jena University Hospital. His research focuses on the development and provision of novel data acquisition and analysis techniques for magnetic resonance imaging with a focus on investigations of brain morphology, function and metabolism, and quantification of brain iron. The Medical Physics Group is located at the MRI Research Center of Jena University Hospital, which houses a 3T human scanner and a 9.4T small animal scanner used by various neuroimaging research groups at Jena University Hospital and Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan RemyNeurobiology, MagdeburgStefan Remy is the scientific director of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg. His research expertise is in the functional interrogation of neural circuits during behavior, with a focus on the role of intrinsic and synaptic plasticity. He runs a European Research Council (ERC) funded research program within the LIN department “Cellular Neuroscience” that combines two-photon imaging and cellular electrophysiology during learning and memory processes as well as innate behaviors. For this research line the LIN has established a new “Behavioral Imaging Core unit” as part of the Combinatorial Imaging Facility, which will be a cornerstone of the future Magdeburg neural circuit research program. The mechanistic understanding and interventional manipulation of neural circuits underlying emotional processing and neuropsychiatric conditions is a key focus and defined area of expansion of LIN research (LIN junior research groups: S. Mikulovic, M. Stenner, E. Azanon, N. Wetzel). Stefan Remy is a director of the Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS) Magdeburg.
Prof. Dr. Matthias RichterMedical Sociology, HalleMatthias Richter is a sociologist and public health researcher and head of the Institute of Medical Sociology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. He is speaker of the DFG Research Uni FOR2723 and co-speaker of the “Interdisciplinay Center for Health Science” at the Medical Faculty. His research interest include child and adolescent research, with particular focus on subjective health and well-being as well as the social determinants of health and health care. Within C-I-R-C he will provide expertise in conducting patient and population surveys and cohort studies as well as measuring patient-reported clinical, behavioural and social data in patients and the population.
Prof. Dr. Michaela RiedigerDevelopmental Psychology, JenaMichaela Riediger is chair of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Jena and director of the Center for Lifespan Developmental Science. Among her research interests are the development of socio-emotional and self-regulatory experiences and competencies from late childhood to very old age, and their implications for developmental regulation in other domains of functioning, such as health. Unique features of her methodological approach are the combination of ambulatory assessment methodologies, which allow measurements of experiences, cognitive capacity, and physiological processes in daily-life contexts, with behavior observations and well-controlled experimental paradigms.
PD Dr. phil. med. habil. Jenny RosendahlPsychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy and Psychooncology, JenaJenny Rosendahl is a medical psychologist at the Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy and Psychooncology, Jena University Hospital. Her research focus is on efficacy and mechanisms of change of group psychotherapy and psychological interventions in medical patients, e.g. during and after intensive care, cancer, and patients undergoing surgery. She is also interested in dyadic associations of mental health between patients and their close relatives. Her major expertise lies in the field of research synthesis, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and study design and methods against bias in RCTs of psychotherapy and psychological interventions.
Dr. phil. Katharina RufenerNeuropsychology, MagdeburgKatharina Rufener is Principal Investigator at the Neuropsychology Section, Department of Neurology Magdeburg. She runs a research project on the effects of transcranial electrical stimulation in children and adolescents diagnosed with developmental dyslexia. Here, she establishes an intervention that can be carried out by the patients and their caregivers independently at home. In addition, she is interested in electrophysiological biomarkers in dyslexia and their potential as diagnostic criteria. Her major expertise is in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation of the human auditory system, including speech and language processing. She will collaborate with Kerstin Krauel in Magdeburg and Carolin Ligges in Jena to investigate the neurophysiology and transcranial electrical stimulation of dyslexia.
Prof. Dr. Magdalena SauvageFunctional Architecture of Memory, MagdeburgMagdalena Sauvage is a director of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg where she leads the Functional Architecture of Memory Department. She organizes the biennal international interdisciplinary and interspecies conference series “Functional Architecture of Memory” and focuses on identifying the neural basis of memory function in health and pathology. To this end, she implements innovative human to rodent behavioral translational approaches combined to high-resolution molecular imaging techniques, optogenetics and single-cell in-vivo electrophysiology. She has also developed some of the few fMRI compatible cognitive tasks existing in awake rats worldwide and will contribute this translational expertise to the center.
Prof. Dr. med. Stefanie SchreiberNeurology, MadgeburgStefanie Schreiber is a senior neurologist at the department of neurology at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg and leader of the research group on small vessel disease (CSVD) and vascular aging. Her group studies the pathological cascade of CSVD in an animal model, using immunohistochemistry, 2-photon-microscopy and behavioral testing, as well as in large multimodal human cohort-studies applying ultra-high resolution 7T MRI, PET, lifestyle, cognitive testing and advanced biomarker research. The work is focused on the interplay and the possible relationship between small vessel wall damage, i.e. blood-brain barrier breakdown, and the accumulation of pathological proteins and the consequent increase in the risk for intracerebral hemorrhages, ischemic stroke and (vascular) dementia as well as for more subtle impairments like personality alterations, depression and avolition. Within the scope of her contribution to CRC 1436 the effects of training on the aged vasculature will be investigated to illuminate potential avenues for therapy and prevention.
Prof. Dr. Stefan R. SchweinbergerGeneral Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, JenaStefan R. Schweinberger is head of the Dept. for General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and the Autism Research Unit. He develops and applies new methods for studying cognitive, affective, social, and neuronal processes involved in interpersonal perception and interaction via the face and voice. His group currently develops and evaluates training and intervention tools for people with handicaps in social interaction (e.g., people with autism, sensory hearing loss, memory complaints, or old people with handicaps).
Prof. Dr. Constanze SeidenbecherSynapse-Brain-Cognition, MagdeburgConstanze Seidenbecher is a molecular neuroscientist and head of the Synapse-Brain-Cognition group in the Behavioral Neurology department at LIN Magdeburg. She also heads the LIN Science Management & Public Outreach office and the Commission for Ethics in Security-Related Research. Her research is focused on synaptic molecules and the perisynaptic extracellular matrix of the brain as determinants of neural and homeostatic plasticity. She is council member of the International Society for Neurochemistry and chair of the ISN Career Development committee and will help to structure career support measures for young scientists within C-I-R-C.
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan SmesnyPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaStefan Smesny is a clinical neuroscientist with main interest in the neurobiology of the at risk mental state, and of the diverse psychiatric trajectories. Searching for specific pathomechanisms, his group investigates patterns and their dynamics of parameters of neurometabolism and plasticity using 31P- and 1H-MR-Spectroscopy, also including parameters of inflammation and neuroimmune function. The close collaboration of his group with Orygen - The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne - enabled diverse multi-centre studies, e.g. NEURAPRO and PRESCIENT (AMP SCZ network), on mechanisms of action of indicated prevention and intervention strategies such as psychotherapy, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Prof. Dr. Oliver SpeckBiomedical Magnetic Resonance, MagdeburgOliver Speck is head of the Dept. Biomedical Magnetic Resonance and serves as Dean of the Faculty for Natural Sciences. He develops, provides and applies novel methods for MR brain imaging with a focus on very high spatial resolution imaging at ultrahigh magnetic field strength. His department will operate the very first human 7T Connectome MRI, making Magdeburg the first and only site in Europe to operate two human 7T MRI. Human brain imaging will be a central research tool contributed by our C-I-R-C partner site.
Dr. Heike StecklumAssociation of relatives of mentally ill people, ThuringiaHeike Stecklum participates in C-I-R-C as a member of the Trialological Advisory Board of the German Center for Mental Health. At the research location, she represents the interests of the regional advisory board, which includes representatives of mentally ill people and relatives of mentally ill people. Heike Stecklum has professional experience as a social worker and as a lecturer at Universities of Applied Sciences, the University and at a vocational school. Her research interest focuses on qualitative research methods. She is particularly specialized in biographical research. For her doctoral thesis, she researched the biographies of mentally ill people who are involved in civic activities. As a sociologist, her attention is focused on the interactions between individuals, families and social conditions, especially in East Germany. Ms. Stecklum brings her interest in opportunities for participation and social commitment to the CIRC research network. She has further experience and skills from her commitment as chairwoman of the Association of relatives of mentally ill people in Thuringia.
Prof. Dr. med. Johann SteinerTranslational Psychiatry, MagdeburgJohann Steiner is head of Translational Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Magdeburg. He manages the Magdeburg Brain Bank and scientific Blood and CSF Biobank with a focus on schizophrenia and affective disorders. He has organized the International Psychoimmunology Expert Meetings in Günzburg / Ulm since 2006. Johann Steiner did seminal human post-mortem research on microglia and blood-brain-barrier integrity in schizophrenia and affective disorders. Further important work deals with immune system / glucose metabolism interactions and kynurenines. He published pioneering work on antineuronal autoantibodies and autoimmune encephalitis as differential diagnosis of schizophrenia and affective psychoses, which was implemented in the diagnostic S3-guidelines of the DGPPN (German Association for Psychiatry) and will be continued in the joint ERA-NET Neuron research project NicAb. Ongoing research projects are dealing with neutrophil granulocyte function and their potential links to altered synaptic plasticity and neuronal destruction in schizophrenia.
Dr. med. Max-Philipp StennerMotor Learning Lab, MagdeburgMax-Philipp Stenner is head of the Motor Learning Lab at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and at Otto-von-Guericke University, and deputy head of the LIN Department of Behavioral Neurology. His research, funded by a Freigeist Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation, investigates how human motor control and perception interact for motor learning, and how our subjective experience of control emerges from this interaction. As a clinician scientist, he is particularly interested in the subjective experience of control in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (in collaboration with Martin Walter, Gerd Wagner, Carolin Ligges, Florian Zepf, and Kerstin Krauel). His major expertise is a combination of psychophysics with human non-invasive and invasive neurophysiology, including magneto- and electroencephalography as well as intracranial and spinal recordings of local field potentials in humans.
Prof. Dr. Oliver StorkGenetics & Molecular Neurobiology, MagdeburgOliver Stork is head of the Department of Genetics & Molecular Neurobiology at the Institute of Biology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. His research is devoted to the understanding of molecular and circuit mechanisms that underlie adaptive and maladaptive changes in the central nervous system following acute and traumatic stress experience. As member of Magdeburg’s collaborative research centers CRC854 and CRC1436 and in close interaction with CIRC PIs in Magdeburg and Jena he aims to bridge neurobiological and immunological research from the molecular to behavioral level. To the DZP he will contribute his expertise in the establishment and integrative analysis of rodent models for neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, which he pursues in collaboration with internationally leading experts (e.g. Gal Richter-Levin, Haifa, and Rob Willemsen, Rotterdam). Oliver Stork serves as spokesperson of various neuroscience graduate schools in Magdeburg (CBBS-graduate program, IRTG1436; vice spokesperson RTG2413) will further engage in developing an innovative education program for the CIRC’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard StraußPsychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy and Psychooncology, JenaBernhard Strauss is head of the Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy and Psychooncology of the University Hospital Jena. His major research interests comprise clinical studies, measurement, basic process and outcome research in psychotherapy (with a focus on attachment related constructs and on group psychotherapy) and prevention/health psychology. He and his group will provide knowledge on interpersonal assessment and analysis, the study of nonverbal interaction in dyadic and group relationships (connected with psychobiological research represented by Veronika Engert at the same unit).
Prof. Dr. med. Markus UllspergerNeuropsychology, MagdeburgMarkus Ullsperger is head of the Department of Neuropsychology, managing director of the Institute of Psychology, and medical director of the institute’s Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy. He runs a research program investigating the neural circuits underlying cognitive control and resulting adaptive human decisions and behavior. His major expertise is model-based analysis of EEG and neuroimaging data, which he uses to identify pathological changes of neural correlates of cognitive control as transdiagnostic markers for mental disorders.
PD Dr. Catherine M. Sweeney-ReedNeurocybernetics and Rehabilitation Research, MagdeburgCatherine Sweeney-Reed heads the Neurocybernetics and Rehabilitation Research Group, working at the interface between basic neuroscience, medicine, engineering, and psychology. The focus of the group is the deepening of our understanding of cognitive processes to enable development of neuromodulatory approaches to facilitate functional recovery from neurological disease. Current projects include investigation of the impact of deep brain stimulation of the ventrointermediate nucleus of the thalamus on the motor learning network and the implications for deep brain electrode location in essential tremor, which is funded by a Research Grant from the DFG. Other studies include modulation of memory processing through deep and transcranial electrical brain stimulation, as well as the application of brain–computer interfaces in rehabilitation following acute stroke. Investigation techniques include high-density electro- and magnetoencephalography, deep brain electrophysiological recordings, and high-field magnetic resonance imaging, with studies including both healthy participants and patients with a range of neurological disorders.
PD Dr. Gerd WagnerPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaGerd Wagner leads the research group "Suicidology" at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and is head of the Network for Suicide Prevention in Thuringia (NeST). His research focuses on the identification of specific markers associated with suicidal behavior using functional and structural brain imaging as well as conducting neuropsychological experiments in suicide attempters. Moreover, his NeST group is implementing a series of suicide prevention strategies. It includes destigmatization of suicide, e.g. by means of press campaigns, public events as well as by qualifying potential gatekeepers. He is also developing and implementing specific psychotherapeutic treatment programs for patients after a suicide attempt to prevent future attempts.
Dr. rer. nat. Judith WesenbergBehavioral Brain Sciences, MagdeburgJudith Wesenberg (nee Machts) is a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS) at the Institute for Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research. She leads a project on the development of motor-free language assessments in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases where she combines her expertise in functional and structural brain imaging with her background in neuropsychology. Apart from that, she has worked at the interface of Psychiatry and Neurology with a particular interest in psychiatric features leading to behavioral changes in neurodegenerative conditions. Within the C-I-R-C initiative, she will contribute to the investigation of (mal)adaptive circuits underlying interpersonal and social behavior. She closely collaborates with partners from the DZNE and LIN Magdeburg.
Prof. Dr. Nicole WetzelNeurocognitive Development, MagdeburgNicole Wetzel is head of the independent CBBS research group Neurocognitive Development at the LIN and professor at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal. She runs a research program on the development of auditory attention and related learning and memory processes in typically and atypically developing children. She is particularly interested in how emotion, motivation and mobile digital media use influence attention on the neuronal level. Nicole Wetzel will contribute to the center in the framework of her grant by the Leibniz Association in the Competition Program for Women Professors that focuses on the development of auditory cognition and the translation of findings into application.
Dr. Dr. med. Zümrüt Duygu SenPsychiatry and Psychotherapy, JenaZümrüt Duygu Sen is a psychiatrist and a junior group leader in the Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Jena University Hospital. Her research is mainly focused on the common inflammatory and bioenergetic dysfunctions underlying major depression disorder and metabolic disorders. She achieved her Ph.D. in Neuroscience with her work on the mediatory role of neuroinflammatory response on the antidepressant effect of electroconvulsive seizures in rodents. She currently collaborates with Prof. Yasemin Ozdemir (Koc University) to examine bioenergetic and inflammatory pathways that take a role in ketamine response in rats. In parallel, she has been working on alteration in emotional processing and stress response after antidepressant treatments in major depressive disorder patients as well as in healthy participants by combining functional and metabolic imaging with behavioral tasks. Immunometabolic and bioenergetic states of the participants will be estimated in the frame of the Fat4Brain Project.
Prof. Dr. Gabriele WilzCounseling and Clinical Intervention, JenaGabriele Wilz is chair for Counseling and Clinical Intervention at the Institute of Psychology, Director of the Postgraduate Training Program in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and Director of the Outpatient Clinic for Psychological Interventions FSU Jena. She develops and evaluates intervention concepts for family caregivers in various settings e.g. face-to-face, group, telephone and online (Tele.TAnDem). Research focus on process evaluation and resource activation in psychotherapy and interventions to prevent relapse in depression.
Prof. Dr. med. Florian ZepfChild and Adolescent Psychiatry, JenaFlorian Zepf is the Chair and Clinical Director of the Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital. He is the current President of the International Society for Tryptophan Research (ISTRY). Research priority areas and interests are neuroimmunological and neurochemical mechanisms and their relationship with mental health, and their development from childhood over adolescence to adulthood. Other research targets mood disorders, ADHD, and aggressive and impulsive behaviours. In addition, the above mentioned department has a strong clinical and research interest in all aspects of mental health in the context of Gender Diversity / TransGender.
Dr. Gabriel ZieglerModelling and Neuroprognosis, MagdeburgGabriel Ziegler is a principal investigator of the group of modelling and neuroprognosis at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research (IKND, OvGU, Magdeburg). His work focusses on state-of-the art statistical (AI) approaches to latent variable modelling of brain-behavioral relationships, individual differences, and disease progression in psychiatric development, ageing and dementia research using large-scale longitudinal MRI data. He has made several innovative contributions in developmental cognitive neuroscience using multivariate and kernel methods, Gaussian Processes, dynamical systems and Bayesian inference. His recent working group on neuroprognosis implements MR-based predictive models for memory performance and develops multivariate functional and structural indices of brain maintenance in collaboration with Christian Gaser on BrainAge (UKJ, Jena). He was recently awarded with an NIH pilot grant for multivariate modelling of cognitive reserve in ageing and dementia and is part of the in-vivo histology MRI working group that establishes new analysis techniques for quantitative multi-modal MRI. Gabriel also contributes as PI to the newly established SFB 1436 with a project on dynamic modelling of training-induced plasticity using multi-parametric MRI and response optimization under adaptive training & testing (in collaboration with Marco Taubert, OvGU, Magdeburg).
- Prof. Dr. med. Martin Walter
- Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Anne Albrecht
- Prof. Dr. Elena Azañón
- Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Jürgen Bär
- Dr. Sanja Bauer Mikulovic
- Dr. med. Bianca Besteher
- Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage
- Dr. Lejla Colic
- Prof. Dr. Ilona Croy
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Denzler
- Prof. Dr. Daniela C. Dieterich
- Prof. Dr. Alexander Dityatev
- Prof. Dr. Ildiko Rita Dunay
- Prof. Dr. med. Emrah Düzel
- Prof. Dr. Veronika Engert
- PD Dr. med. Olivia Engmann
- Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Frodl
- Prof. Dr. Christian Gaser
- Prof. Dr. Christian Geis
- Prof. Dr. med. Aiden Haghikia
- Dr. Dorothea Hämmerer
- Prof. Dr. Ilse Jacobsen
- Prof. Dr. Fabrice Jollant
- Prof. Dr. med. Florian Junne
- Prof. Dr. Kerstin Krauel
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Kamradt
- Dr. Michael R. Kreutz
- Prof. Dr. Kristine Krug
- Dr. Esther Kühn
- Prof. Dr. Volkmar Leßmann
- Dr. Meng Li
- Dr. Carolin Ligges
- Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer
- Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nils Opel
- Dr. Janelle Pakan
- Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Pletz
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Ronny Redlich
- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Reichenbach
- Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Remy
- Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter
- Prof. Dr. Michaela Riediger
- PD Dr. phil. med. habil. Jenny Rosendahl
- Dr. phil. Katharina Rufener
- Prof. Dr. Magdalena Sauvage
- Prof. Dr. med. Stefanie Schreiber
- Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger
- Prof. Dr. Constanze Seidenbecher
- Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Smesny
- Prof. Dr. Oliver Speck
- Dr. Heike Stecklum
- Prof. Dr. med. Johann Steiner
- Dr. med. Max-Philipp Stenner
- Prof. Dr. Oliver Stork
- Prof. Dr. Bernhard Strauß
- Prof. Dr. med. Markus Ullsperger
- PD Dr. Catherine M. Sweeney-Reed
- PD Dr. Gerd Wagner
- Dr. rer. nat. Judith Wesenberg
- Prof. Dr. Nicole Wetzel
- Dr. Dr. med. Zümrüt Duygu Sen
- Prof. Dr. Gabriele Wilz
- Prof. Dr. med. Florian Zepf
- Dr. Gabriel Ziegler
Large Collaborate Research Initiatives:
C-I-R-C members have established and contribute to a large number of third-party-funded collaborative research centers and transregional networks.
Project: CRC 779 ʺNeurobiology of motivated behaviorʺ
Duration of funding: 2008-2020
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Frank Ohl
Annual amount of funding: 2.000.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: CRC
Project: CRC 1278 „PolyTarget“
Duration of funding: 2017-2021
Coordinator: Dr. Stephanie Schubert
Annual amount of funding: 2.500.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: CRC
Project: CRC/TR 166 „ReceptorLight“
Duration of funding: 2016-2020
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Klaus Benndorf
Annual amount of funding: 2.560.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: CRC
Project: CRC 854 „Molecular organisation of cellular communication within the immune system“
Duration of funding: 2010-2021
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Burkhart Schraven
Annual amount of funding: 3.000.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: CRC
Project: CRC/TR 124 „FungiNet“
Duration of funding: 2013-2021
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage
Annual amount of funding: 2.300.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: CRC
Project: Integrated Research and Treatment Center: Center for Sepsis Control and Care
Duration of funding: since 2015
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer, Prof. Dr. Bettina Löffler, Prof. Dr. André Scherag
Annual amount of funding: 3.360.000,00 €
Funding agency: BMBF
Type of Funding: IRTC
Project: Cluster of Excellence: EXC 2051 „Balance of the Microverse“
Duration of funding: 2019-2025
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage
Annual amount of funding: 6.000.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: Germany’s Excellence Strategy
Project: Else Kröner Promotion College „Jena School for Ageing Medicine“ (JSAM)
Duration of funding: 2018-2024
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Otto W. Witte, Prof. Dr. med. Uta Dahmen, Prof. Dr. med. Regine Heller, Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Hochhaus
Annual amount of funding: 750.000,00 €
Funding agency: Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation
Type of Funding: Else Kröner Promotion College
Project: DFG Clinician Scientist Program „OrganAge„
Duration of funding: 2019-2022
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Otto W. Witte, Prof. Dr. med. Uta Dahmen, Prof. Dr. med. Regine Heller, Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Hochhaus, Prof. Dr. Andreas Stallmach
Annual amount of funding: 2.650.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: Clinician Scientist Program
Project: RTG 2413 SynAge „The Aging Synapse – Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Underpinnings of Cognitive Decline
Duration of funding: 2019-2023
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Daniela Dieterich
Annual amount of funding: 1.150.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: Research Training Group
Project: RTG 2155 „ProMoAge“
Duration of funding: 2016-2024
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Simm
Annual amount of funding: 1.375.000,00 €
Funding agency: DFG
Type of Funding: Research Training Groups
Project: RTG ABINEP: „Analysis, Imaging, and Modelling of Neuronal and Inflammatory Processes
Duration of funding: 2017-2022
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Volkmar Leßmann
Annual amount of funding: 2.500.000,00 €
Funding agency: EU (ESF)
Type of Funding: International Graduate School
Project: Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research
Duration of funding: since 2020
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp
Annual amount of funding: 124.000.000,00 € (in total)
Funding agency: BMBF
Type of Funding: National Roadmap Research Infrastructure
Project: STIMULATE Solution Centre for Image Guided Local Therapies
Duration of funding: 2013-2025
Coordinator: Prof. G. Rose
Annual amount of funding: 2.000.000,00 €
Funding agency: BMBF
Type of Funding: Forschungscampus-Public-Private Partnership with Siemens Healthcare
Project: A virtual „Werkstatt“ for digitization in the sciences
Duration of funding: 2019-2023
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Denzler
Annual amount of funding: 750.000,00 €
Funding agency: Carl Zeiss Foundation
Type of Funding: Breakthroughs -Excellence in research