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2012-2014

Acimi, Salim Germany
Dirscherl, Petra Germany
Grasskamp, Andreas Germany
Jankovic, Bojana Serbia
Martis, Lena-Sophie Germany
Rohrsen, Christian Spain
Schmidtner, Anna-Kristina Germany
Stieglitz, Marc Germany
Stürner, Tomke Germany
Tillmann, Sandra Germany
Van Doren, Jessica United States
Weigell, Patrizia Germany
Wellbourne-Wood, Joel Australia
Wulf, Matthias Germany

 

 

Acimi, Salim

Acimi Salim

City and country of origin:
Berlin, Germany


Educational Background:

  • Medical Studies, University of Regensburg

  • Doctoral thesis research, Yale University. "Calcium mediated regulation of PC2 and its N-term interaction with IP3R subtypes 1 and 3 in kidney cells in polycystic kidney disease patients"

  • Wissenschaftliches Kolleg "Brain research in cognitive Neusciences", Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Neurosurgery

  • Philosophy of mind

Future plans and objectives:

  • Residency

 

 

Dirscherl, Petra

Dirscherl Petra

City and Country of origin:
Cham, Germany

Educational background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Regensburg

  • Bachelor Thesis: “Interactions between serotonin and oxytocin: effects on male rat sexual behavior”

Main scientific interests

  • Molecular neuroscience
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropharmacology

Master project

Title: Functional analysis of alternative transcripts of drosophila Parkinson related gene cg32000

Institution: Developmental Neurobiology, Department of Zoology, University of
Regensburg, Germany


Future Plans and objectives

Improve my knowledge in neuroscience and learn more techniques and methods;
PhD in Neuroscience


 

Grasskamp, Andreas

GrasskampAndreas

City and country of origin:
Münster, Germany

Educational background:

  • B. Sc. in Biology (Regensburg, 2008 – 2012)
  • Bachelor Thesis: „Effects of pharmacological modulation and gene knockout of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 2 on ethanol drinking behavior in mice”

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Molecular and cellular basis of addictive behavior & substance abuse
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Cell culture & animal models of neurological disorders
  • Functional neuroimaging

Master project

Title: Spir Protein Function in Neuronal Differentiation and Signalling

Institution: Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany

Future plans and objectives:
During the ECN master degree course, I will be focused on a constant improvement of my methodological skills and the accompanying theoretical knowledge. Subsequently, I intend to gain further research experience by pursuing a Ph.D. and to go for a career in neurosciences or a related field.


 

Jankovic, Bojana

Jankovic Bojana

City and country of origin:
Zaječar, Serbia

Educational background:

  • BA in Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
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    Main scientific interests:

    • Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Social Neuroscience
    • Biological bases of Psychopathology
    • Emotions

    Master project

    Title: Segmentation of the human thalamus based on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging

    Institution: Department of Psychology, University of Regensburg, Germany


    Future plans and objectives:
    PhD in Neuroscience, research internships in the field of interest

     

     

    Martis, Lena-Sophie

    Martis_Lena-Sophie

    City and country of origin:
    Zang, Germany

    Educational background:

    • B.Sc. in Cognitive Science at the University of Tübingen


     

    Main scientific interests:

    • behavioural and cognitive neuroscience
    • neurological disorders and diseases

    Master project

    Title: Structural endophenotyping of FKBP5 mice

    Institution: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany

    Future plans and objectives

    Deepen my knowledge of Neuroscience through the ECN programme and afterwards start a PhD in Neuroscience


     

    Rohrsen, Christian

    Rohrsen_Christian

    City and country of origin:
    Algeciras, Spain

    Educational background:

    • 2007-2012: B. Sc. Biology (Neurobiology specialty) in Complutense University (Madrid).
    • 2012-2014: ECN Master´s Program at Regensburg University

     

    Main scientific interests

    • Molecular and Cellular mechanisms, particularly in Neurodegenerative diseases
    • Compared Neuroanatomy
    • Cognitive Neuroscience

    Master project

    Title: Superstition behaviour in Drosophila

    Institution: Developmental Biology Department, Zoology Institute, University of
    Regensburg, Germany.

    Future plans and objectives
    PhD In Neuroscience


     

    Schmidtner, Anna-Kristina

    Schmidtner_Anna-Kristina

    City and country of origin:
    Trostberg, Germany

    Educational background:

    • B.Sc. Biology, University of Regensburg
    • Bachelor Thesis: Effects of oxytocin on social defeat- induced social avoidance in female rats

     

    Main scientific interest:

    • Molecular and cellular neuroscience
    • Behavioural neuroscience and neuroendocrinology
    • Neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases
    • Neuropharmacology

    Master project

    Title: Neuropeptide S- mediated intracellular signalling

    Institution: Lab: Department of behavioral and molecular neurobiology; Institute of
    zoologie, Germany

    Future plans and objectives:
    successfully finish the ECN programme
    PhD in Neuroscience



     

    Stieglitz, Marc

    Stieglitz_Marc

    City and country of origin:
    Dietmannsried (Allgäu), Germany

    Educational background:

    • B.Sc. in Biology, University of Regensburg
    • Bachelor Thesis: “Effects of repeated predictable social defeat on the central circadian clock”. Department of animal physiology and neurobiology

     

    Main scientific interests:

    •  Molecular and behavioral neurosciences; Neuropharmacology; Molecular background and treatment of neurological disorders; Neuroendocrinology;

    Master project

    Title: Investigations into and characterizations of mitochondrial pathology in relation to psychiatric disorders.

    Institution: Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität
    Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum, Germany

    Future plans and objectives:
    Expanding my knowledge in Neuroscience and gaining a broad methodological background; PhD in Neuroscience


     

    Stürner, Tomke

    Stürner_Tomke

    City and country of origin:
    Göttingen, Germany

    Educational background:

    • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
    • Bachelor thesis: "Developmental Processes during the Regeneration of the Calyx in Pedicellina sp". Institute of Zoology

    Main scientific interests

    • Molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases
    • Neurogenetics

    Master project

    Title: Analysis of Spire function in Drosophila da neuron dendrite differentiation

    Institution: Institution: AG Tavosanis, DZNE Bonn, Germany

    Future plans and objectives
    • Successfully complete the ECN Master's programme and pursue a PhD in Neuroscience

     

    Tillmann, Sandra

    Tillmann_Sandra

    City and country of origin:
    Krefeld, Germany

    Educational background:

    • B. Sc. in Psychology, University of Twente, Netherlands
    • Bachelor Thesis: ‘The Role of the Supplementary Motor Area during Internally and Externally Triggered Movement Sequences: A TMS Study.’
    • Minor in Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

     

    Main scientific interests:

    • Molecular pathology of neurodegenerative diseases
    • Molecular mechanisms of learning and memory
    • Neuroendocrinology
    • Neuropharmacology

    Master project

    Title: "The NPS(R)-System: Its involvement and regulatory role in anxiety-related behavior of male adult Wistar rats"

    Institutions: Cooperation between:

    • Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neurobiology, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Germany
    • Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
    • Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Futur plans and objectives:
    During the ECN programme I am keen to increase my knowledge and improve my technical skills especially with regards to molecular neuroscience and imaging techniques. After successfully graduating from the Master’s programme, I intend to pursue a PhD in a field of my scientific interests.


     

    Van Doren, Jessica

    Van Doren_Jessica

    City and country of origin:
    Boise, ID.  United States

    Educational background:

    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Neuroscience from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA

     

     

    Main scientific interests:

    • EEG technology in relation to prosthetics

    Master project

    Title: Evoked Acoustic Potentials and TMS

    Institution: Tinnitus Zentrum, Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum Regensburg, Germany

    Futur plans and objectives
    Finish the masters J and possibly pursue my Doctorate in Germany or the US.

     

    Weigell, Patrizia

    Weigell_Patrizia

    City and country of origin:
    Regensburg, Germany

    Educational background:

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Regensburg
    • Bachelor thesis: „Behavioral profile of male Wistar rats subjected to observed aggression: Involvement of neuropeptide S“

    Main scientific interests:

    • Neurodegenerative and neuropsychatric diseases: molecular mechanisms and treatment
    • Developmental neurobiology
    • Neurooncology

    Future plans and objectives:
    PhD in Neuroscience

     

    Wellbourne-Wood, Joel

    Wellbourne-Wood_Joel

    City and country of origin:
    Perth, Australia

    Educational background:

    • BSc in Biology/Neuroscience
    • Jacobs-University Bremen (2009 - 2012)

     

     

    Main scientific interests:

    • Psychopharmacology, drug/treatment development, and the understanding of the mechanisms and activity patterns of the brain associated with complex human processes such as learning, emotion, cognition, and social behavior.

    Master project

    Title: Investigations into and characterizations of mitochondrial pathology in relation to psychiatric disorders.

    Institution: Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum, Germany

    Future plans and objectives
    Pursue a Ph.D.


     

    Wulf, Matthias

    Wulf_Matthias

    City and country of origin:
    Rendsburg, Germany

    Educational background:

    • Pharmacy (state exam) at the University of Kiel and Bonn (2005-2011)
    • Pharmaceutical Internship (2010-2011)
      • Pharmacy in Kiel
      • Research project: “Development of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligands as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease” at the Dept. of  Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of  Hawaii at Hilo, USA

    Main scientific interests:

    • Neuropharmacology in neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders
    • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience with regard to neurological diseases

    Master project

    Title: Cognitive performance and neuronal activity in a mouse double mutant heterozygous for NR2B and expressing human APP with the arctic mutation

    Institution: Electrophysiology Lab, Department of Psychiatry, Max-Planck-Institute,
    Munich / Germany

    Future plans and objectives

    • Expand my understanding and my technical skills in neuroscience during the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience program
    •  Afterwards I plan to continue my study with a PhD in my field of interest.