Director

Name
Phone
Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer
Director
  • +49 341 9940-2220

Research group leader

Name
Phone
Dr. Claudia Männel
Research group leader
  • +49 341 9940-126
Dr. Vadim Nikulin
Research group leader
  • +49 341 9940-2207
PD Dr. Julia Sacher
Minerva research group leader, Equal opportunities officer
  • +49 341 9940-2409

Group leaders

Name
Phone
Prof. Dr. Tom Fritz
Group leader
  • +49 341 9940-2413
Dr. Annette Horstmann
Group leader (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2258
Prof. Dr. habil. Jane Neumann
Group leader (in cooperation with University of Jena)
Prof. Dr. Hellmuth Obrig
Group leader (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9724-980
Prof. Patrick Ragert, PhD
Group leader (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9731704
Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Schroeter, M.A.
Group leader (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9724962
PD Dr. med. Bernhard Sehm
Group leader
  • +49 341 9940-116
PD Dr. Veronica Witte
Group leader
  • +49 341 9940-2426

Scientific researchers and Postdocs

Name
Phone
Mert Akbal, Dipl. Künstler
Scientific researcher
Nazife Ayyildiz
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940 - 2411
Dr. Anahit Babayan
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2496
Dr. Michael Gaebler
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2431
Alejandro Galvez-Pol
Postdoc
Dr. Christopher Gundlach
Postdoc (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9739544
Dr. Samyogita Hardikar
E-learning officer, Postdoc
  • +49 341 9940-2412
Dr. Lieneke Janssen
Postdoc (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940 2600
Dr. Elisabeth Kaminski
Postdoc (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Dr. Esther Kuehn
Postdoc (in cooperation with DZNE Magdeburg)
  • +49 341 9940-135
Dr. Till Nierhaus, Dipl.-Ing.
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2215
  • +49 30 838-51261
Smadar Ovadia-Caro
Postdoc
Maria Poessel
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2431
Maryna Polyakova
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2206
Eva Maria Quinque
Research staff (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Dr. Gesa Schaadt, Dipl.-Psych.
Postdoc
  • +49 341 9940-2465
Lina Schaare
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2412
Robert Scholz
Scientific researcher
Dr. Melanie S. Schreiner
Research staff (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940 147
Dr. Johanne Tromp
Postdoc
Paula Vieweg
Research staff (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)

PhD students

Name
Phone
Esra Al
PhD student
Franziska Albrecht
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-161
Blazej Baczkowski
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2431
Tommaso Ballarini
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2411
Julia Belger
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Frauke Beyer
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2412
Maria Blöchl (M.Sc., M.Sc.)
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Josef Bormann
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Elena Cesnaite
PhD student
Luise Claaß
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Nadene Dermody
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940 2433
Miray Erbey
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2220
Khosrov Grigoryan, M.Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2420
Martin Grund, Dipl.-Psych.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2256
Hendrik Hartmann
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2407
Nadine Herzog
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Simon M. Hofmann, M.Sc.
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig), PhD representative
  • +49 341 9940-2243
Anna-Thekla Jäger (geb. Schmidt), M.Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2431
Mina Jamshidi Idaji
PhD student
Benjamin Kalloch
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2219
Dimitra-Maria Kandia, M.Sc.
PhD student
Rouven Kenville, M. Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2407
Felix Klotzsche
PhD student
Natalie Kohler
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2460
Deniz KumralM.Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2256
Carolin Lewis
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Tübingen)
Tom Maudrich, M.Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2413
Evelyn Medawar, Dual M.Sc.
PhD student (in cooperation with Berlin School of Mind and Brain)
Marie-Theres Meemken MSc.
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2219
Eoin Molloy, MSc
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2256
Toni Muffel, M.Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2420
Madeleine Ordnung
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-171
Katja Paul
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Groningen)
  • +49 341 9940-2420
Daniéle Pino
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Josefin Röbbig, M.Sc.
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2433
Philip Ruthig
PhD student
Lydia Schneider
PhD student
Pei-Cheng Shih
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2410
Tilman Stephani
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2243
Ronja Thieleking
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940 2407
Hsing-Fen Tu
PhD student
Marie Uhlig
PhD student
  • +49 341 9940-2256
Cornelia van Scherpenberg
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig), PhD representative (internal)
  • +49 341 9940-2431
Maria Waltmann
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Kathleen Wiencke
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-000
Juanli Zhang
PhD student (in cooperation with Charité – University Medicine Berlin)
Rui Zhang, M.Sc.
PhD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2243
Rachel Zsido
PhD student

MD Students

Name
Phone
Nathalie Beinhölzl
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Nora Breuer
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Dipl.-Psych. Maria Felber
MD student (in cooperation with German Navy)
Annegret Glathe
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Jana Grothe
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Maria Kobel
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Mathis Lammert
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Larissa Pauli
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Franziska Rausch
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
Katharina Schümberg
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2219
Charlotte Wiegank
MD student (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)

Personal assistants and scientific assistants

Name
Phone
Silke Friedrich
Project co-ordinator (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940-2417
Cornelia Ketscher
Personal assistant, Equal opportunities officer
  • +49 341 9940-2219
Birgit Mittag
Personal assistant
  • +49 341 9940-2220
Suse Prejawa
Scientific co-ordinator (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)
  • +49 341 9940 2629

Technical and administrative assistants

Name
Phone
Eric Busch
Programmer
Anne-Kathrin Franz
Clinical research assistant
  • +49 341 9940-2209
Bettina Johst
Programmer
  • +49 341 9940-163
Ramona Menger
Psychological-technical assistant
  • +49 341 9940-2214
Maria Paerisch, M.Sc.
Lab manager Leipzig
  • +49 341 9940-2278
  • +49 341 97 24975
Ulrike Scharrer
Psychological-technical assistant
  • +49 341 9940-2225
Sylvia Stasch
Medical-technical assistant
  • +49 341 9940-144
Annett Wiedemann
Medical-technical assistant
  • +49 341 9724-546

Guest researchers

Name
Phone
Dr. Pierre-Louis Bazin
Guest researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2445
Dr. Sandrine Bisenius
Guest researcher
Sencer Melih Deniz, M.Sc.
Guest researcher
Jana Kynast, M.Sc.
Guest researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2219
Dr. Michael Rullmann
Guest researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2207
Dr. Birol Taskin
Guest researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2220

External guest researchers

Name
Phone
Norman Forschack, Dipl.-Psych.
External guest researcher

Research associates

Name
Phone
Dr. Lorenz Deserno
Research associate
  • +49 341 9940-2220
Prof. Andreas Melzer
Research associate
  • +49 34197-12101
PD Dr. Burkhard Pleger
Research associate
  • +49 234 3023551
Dr. Florian Schlagenhauf
Research associate
  • +49 341 9940-2220
Christopher J. Steele, PhD
Research associate
  • +1514 848 2424 2487
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