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Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

PD Dr. Julia Sacher

Stephanstraße 1a

04103 Leipzig

Sachsen

Deutschland

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PD Dr. Julia Sacher
PD Dr. Julia Sacher
Minerva research group leader, Equal opportunities officer
Branco Weiss Fellowship Group EGG (Emotions & neuroimaGinG)-Laboratory, Dept of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Phone: +49 341 9940-2409

Main Focus

Projects

  • The menstrual rhythm of the brain.
  • Serotonin modulated neuroplasticity.
  • A perimenopausal vulnerability model of depression.


Funding

As principal Investigator in total ~ EUR 800.000

2016 - 2018

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
Young Investigator Award, USA (US 70.000, operating funds).

2012 – 2017

Branco Weiss Fellowship, Society in Science (SF 200.000 + SF 300.000).

2010 – 2011

Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Bonn (EUR 73.000).

2008 – 2010

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
Young Investigator Award, USA (US 60.000, operating funds).

2008 – 2010

Canadian Institutes for Health & Research (CIHR) Fellowship Award (CAD 135.000 incl operating funds).

2007

CAMH Fellowship Award, Canada (CAD 40.000), deferred due to accepting CIHR Fellowship.

2007 – 2008

Erwin Schroedinger Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (CAD: 82.000).

2003

Scholarship Medical University Vienna.

2002

Scholarship Hans Blanca Moser Scholarship.


Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

2016

PD (Habilitation) Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Germany.

2014

Clinical Board Certification as Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

2011 - 2014

Residency Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, University Clinic Leipzig, Germany.

2007 - 2009

Clinical Fellowship Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Clinic for Mood Disorders, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Canada.

2004 - 2006

Residency Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Department of General Psychiatry & Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University Vienna, Austria.

2003 - 2007

PhD Neuroimaging & Cellular Transduction, Medical University Vienna, Austria.

1996 - 2003

MD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

Career

2015

MPG Minerva Forschungsgruppenleiterin EGG Lab
Max Planck Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig.

2012 - 2014

Group Leader
Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellowship
Group Clinic for Cogntive Neurology & Department of Neurology
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences & University Clinic Leipzig.

07/09 - 12/11

Humboldt Fellow & Young Investigator
Department of Neurology, Prof. Arno Villringer Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.

2006 - 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto, Canada.
Supervision Prof. Jeffrey H Meyer, Neurochemical Imaging Progra in Mood Disorders, PET Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Canada.

Awards

2016

Selected for Max Planck Society's "Sign Up!" Careerbuilding program

2016

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, USA

2012

Travel Award to attend annual ACNP meeting by invitiation from 2012-2017, American Colle of Neuropsychpharmacology (ACNP) (2012)

2012

Fellowship Award, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) (2012)

2012

ECNP Travel Award (deferred due to accepting ECNP Fellowship Award), European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) (2012)

2009

Travel Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada (2009)

2009

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2009)

2008

Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), USA (2008)

2007

Fellowship Award, Canadian Institutes for Health and Research (CIHR), Canada. (2007)

 


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  • Equal opportunities officer
 
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