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2016-2018

André Bockes nn
Vanessa Granja Burbano Ecuador
Franziska Mauter Germany
Patricia Pombo Spain
Sabina Rautu Romania
André Rodrigues da Silva Portugal
Anneka Rzepus Germany
Ralf Schmidtner
Germany
Philipp Seidel Germany
Jay John Wilson United States
Gagik Yeghiazaryan Armenia

 

 

André Bockes

Andre Bockes

City and country of origin:
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Educational Background:

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Main scientific interests:

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Future plans and objectives:

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Vanessa Granja Burbano

Vanessa Granja Burbano

City and Country of origin:
Quito, Ecuador

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
    Bachelor thesis:  “Comparative evaluation of commercially available antipsychotics drugs in the treatment of schizophrenia using open field test and prepulse inhibition in a murine model”

Main scientific interests

  • Regenerative Medicine
    Stem Cells Culture focus on Neuroscience
    Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric disorders


Future Plans and objectives

  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • Research in Regenerative Medicine



 

Franziska Mauter

Franziska Mauter

City and country of origin:
Kösching, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. Physics at the University of Regensburg
    Bachelor thesis: Spinrelaxation in three-dimensional topological insulators

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Data processing and signalling in the brain
    Mechanisms of memory formation

     

Future plans and objectives:

  • Making a Ph.D. thesis in the field of neurosciences
    Persuing research in this field to improve knowledge about the functionalities of the brain and the cause of neurodegenerative diseases


 

Patricia Pombo

Patricia Pombo

City and country of origin:
Madrid, Spain

Educational background:

  • BSc. in Biology, “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”. Bachelor Thesis: “Analysis of density and spatial 3D arrangement of microglial cells in the somatosensory cortex of juvenile rat”

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Neurobiological and psychological mechanisms underlying emotions, behavior and social processes (emotion regulation, social variables that contribute to an altered affective or neurocognitive processing).
  • Neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Neuropsychology and social neurosciences.

     

Future plans and objectives:

  • Develop into a freethinking scientist in a field that I am so driven in.
  • Pursue a PhD in the field of my scientific interest.


 

 

Sabina Rautu

Sabina Rautu

City and country of origin:
Iasi, Romania

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

  • Bachelor thesis: “The influence of Anthriscus nemorosa oil on the spatial memory of an animal model of dementia”


Main scientific interests:

  • Cognitive, behavioral and clinical neuroscience (and everything in between)

  • Higher brain functions

  • Brain lateralization




Future plans and objectives

  • Although my current goal is to immerse myself in studying and exploring different areas of neuroscience (with the great help of the ECN programme), in the future I would like to receive a PhD so that later on I would be able to scientifically contribute somehow to unravelling some of the mysteries of the brain.


 

André Rodrigues da Silva

Andre Rodrigues da Silva

City and country of origin:
Lisbon, Portugal

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Bachelor thesis: Biochemical regulation through compartmentalization of metabolic pathways.

 

Main scientific interest:

  • Nutrition.
  • Relationship between nutrition and the brain.
  • Operant conditioning.
  • Consciousness.
  • Emotion.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Human "interface" with the world.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Enzyme regulation.
  • Neuroscience of disease.

Future plans and objectives:
  • Start a business.


 

Anneka Rzepus

Anneka Rzepus

City and country of origin:
Dresden, Deutschland

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. Sensors and cognitive psychology
  • Bachelor-thesis: „Neurophysiological and metabolical examination of the Ego-depletion effect.“ Technische Universität Chemnitz

Main scientific interest:

  • neuroimaging/fMRI
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • neuropsychology
  • clinical neurosciene


Future plans and objectives:
  • PhD in neuroscience to become a high-qualifed scientist


 

Ralf Schmidtner

Ralf Schmidtner

City and country of origin:
Bamberg, Deutschland

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

 

Main scientific interests:

  • Histological & connective structure of the hippocampus in rodents & humans
  • Role of the Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System in memory and learning


Future plans and objectives:

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Career in clinical research and/or industry

     


 

Philipp Seidel

Philipp Seidel

City and country of origin:
Kühbach, Germany

Educational background:

  • Bachelor of Science. in medical Informatics from Ostbayerisch Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH)
  • Bachelor’s Thesis: Parallelizing multivariate analyses with Nvidia Graphics Processing Units

     

Main scientific interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Pain, mostly interested in Migraine
  • Computational Neuroscience


Future plans and objectives

  • learning as much as I can about different fields in Neuroscience and finishing my ECN master’s degree
  • Pursuing a PhD in one of my current or future fields of interest after the ECN.


 

Jay John Wilson

Jay John Wilson

City and country of origin:
Arcata, United States

Educational background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cellular Molecular Biology, Humboldt State University

Main scientific interests:

  • Neuropsychiatric disorders and diseases
  • Pharmacology of psychotropic substances
  • Neural plasticity, neurogenesis

     

Futur plans and objectives:
  • Pursue a PhD in Neuroscience


 

Gagik Yeghiazaryan

Gagik Yeghiazaryan

City and country of origin:
Yerevan, Armenia

Educational background:

  • Diploma Specialist in field of Medical Biochemistry. Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.

Main scientific interests:

  • Drug and Behavioral Addictions;
  • Psychiatric diseases;
  • Neurological disorders;
  • Mechanisms of Perception, Disorders of Perception;
  • Neural Plasticity;
  • Neurolinguistics;
  • Cognition.

     

Futur plans and objectives

  • PhD in Neuroscience.