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2015-2017

Alahäivälä Aino Finland
Brenner Christoph Germany
Birdal Guenes-Guel Turkey
Czieselsky Katja Germany
del Río Magdalena Spain
Fischer Nico Germany
Issa Rahaf Syria
Kabulska Zuzanna
Poland
Leehr Lucia Germany
Stephan Marius Germany
Weitian Sun China
Winkelmann Helge Germany

 

 

Alahäivälä Aino

Alahäivälä Aino

City and country of origin:
Kemi, Finland


Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Oulu University of Applied Sciences

     

Main scientific interests:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Mechanisms of memory formation
  • Neural plasticity, neuronal regeneration

Future plans and objectives:

  • Completing the ECN Master's Programme successfully
  • Pursuing a PhD in one of the fields of my scientific interest

     

 

 

Brenner Christoph

Brenner Christoph

City and Country of origin:
Berlin, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in "Liberal Arts and Sciences" from Maastricht University. Thesis: Chemical synthesis of a radiolabelled mGluR2 - selective positive allosteric modulator, performed at University of Copenhagen, Department of Drug Design & Pharmacology

Main scientific interests

  • Aetiology & treatment of affective disorders
  • Pharmacology of psychoactive substances


Future Plans and objectives

  • Expand my activities within the field of science communication
  • Get a PhD in Neuroscience after graduating from ECN



 

Birdal Guenes-Guel

Birdal Guenes-Guel

City and country of origin:
Istanbul, Turkey

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University
  • Bachelor thesis: "The distinct genetic pattern of ALS in Turkey and novel mutations."

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases (Mainly ALS)
  • Psychobiology (Depression, Handedness, Circadian Rhythms)
  • Psychiatric Disorders

     

Future plans and objectives:

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience


 

Czieselsky Katja

Czieselsky Katja

City and country of origin:
Hoyerswerda, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Applied Science Senftenberg, Germany
  • Bachelor thesis: Characterisation of Glutamat co-expression in hypothalamic kisspeptin neurons using transgenic mice; University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Endocrinology of reproduction and stress associated effects
  • Clinical research/trials

     

Future plans and objectives:

  • Career in clinical research or industry.

 

 

del Río Magdalena

del Río Magdalena

City and country of origin:
Madrid, Spain

Educational background:

  • Bachelor thesis: “miTRAP (miRNA trapping by RNA in vitro affinity purification) - detection of mRNAprotein
    interactions”

  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Technincal University of Munich


Main scientific interests:

  • Neuropsychiatric disorders and diseases

  • Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience: language, emotion, social cognition, self-awareness,
    consciousness


Future plans and objectives

  • PhD in a field of my scientific interest


 

Fischer Nico

Fischer Nico

City and country of origin:
Karlsruhe, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Applied Biology, Karlsruher Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor thesis: “Malaria intervention strategies”

 

Main scientific interest:

  • CNS infections
  • Neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases
  • Interaction of condition and physical reactions (body and soul)

Future plans and objectives:
  • Have a nice time with the ECN X members and successfully graduate the program
  • PhD in a scientific field of interest


 

Issa Rahaf

Issa Rahaf

City and country of origin:
Lattakia- Syria

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry , Damascus University
  • M.Sc. in Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy , Damascus University

 

Main scientific interest:

  • Memory and neuroplasticity
  • Neuropharmacology and clinical neuroscience
  • Neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders


Future plans and objectives:
  • PhD in the field of neuroscience


 

Kabulska Zuzanna

Kabulska Zuzanna

City and country of origin:
Warsaw, Poland

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Technology

  • Bachelor thesis: “Effect of curcumin on the elasticity of human smooth muscle cells derived from the aorta”

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Clinical neuroscience: mechanisms underlying brain disorders, possible treatments of diseases, neurogenesis and neuronal regeneration
  • Cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory
  • Neuropharmacology


Future plans and objectives:

  • Broaden my knowledge in neuroscience during ECN Programme
  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • Working as a neuroscientist and doing research in order to improve the understanding of how the brain works and how to prevent some neurodegenerative diseases

     


 

Leehr Lucia

Leehr Lucia

City and country of origin:
Augsburg, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of Konstanz
  • Bachelor thesis: "Developmental Neurotoxicity in a Human Stem Cell Based Model System"

     

Main scientific interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases


Future plans and objectives

  • PhD


 

Stephan Marius

Stephan Marius

City and country of origin:
Gnotzheim, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biology at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg
  • Bachelor thesis: “Immortalization of murine B cells in vitro” at the Nikolaus Fiebiger Center in Erlangen

     

Main scientific interests:

  • Neural development (including physiological aging) and disorders connected to it.
  • Neuroplasticity
  • The genetic and epigenetic components of mental disorders

     

Futur plans and objectives:
  • Learning as many methods in as many neuroscientific fields as possible
  • Finding a PhD position on an interesting topic


 

Weitian Sun

Weitian Sun

City and country of origin:
Jiamusi, China

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Acadia University, Canada

Main scientific interests:

  • Cellular and molecular based mechanisms of consciousness
  • Higher functions of brain, including cognation and memory processes.
  • The mechanisms of psychiatric diseases

     

Master project

Futur plans and objectives

  • Learning as many neuroscience knowledges and techniques as I can in ECN program

  • Pursuing a PhD degree in one my interested fields.


 

Winkelmann Helge

Winkelmann Helge

City and country of origin:
Hannover, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Geog-August-University of Göttingen
  • Bachelor thesis: “Dietary Shifts of Invertebrate Top-Predators (Centipedes) with Transformation of Tropical Rainforests Investigated by Stable Isotope Analysis (15N; 13C)”

Main scientific interests:

  • Human-Brain Interfaces, at the biological point of view, e.g. Cochlea-Implants or Retinal-Implants
  • Stem Cells and Organoids, especially of brains to investigate brain disorders in vitro
  • Neuropharmacology as a possible treatment of neurodegenerative diseases


Future plans and objectives:

  • I would like to continue my Master studies with a PhD in Neuroscience