Main Focus

Co-ordinator / Project Manager / Quality Manager / Gender Equality Officer

1. MindBrainBody


10th MindBrainBody Symposium 2023
March 14-17, 2023 | Hybrid

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2.  “Mind-Body-Emotion” Group of the Neurology Department


The “Mind-Body-Emotion” Group of the Neurology Department investigates the interaction of the brain and the rest of the body during emotional processing – with a special focus on potential modulators of cardio- and cerebrovascular health. For the ongoing “Leipzig Cohort for Mind-Body-Emotion Interactions” (LEMON), healthy participants are psychometrically characterized with respect to cognitive capacities and emotional or stress reactivity. In task-free (i.e., resting-state) and task-based measurements, the central nervous system of participants is comprehensively assessed using functional and structural neuroimaging (DWI, f/MRI, EEG). At the same time, activity in the autonomic nervous system is recorded (electrocardiogram and pulse, respiration, blood pressure) and endocrine markers in blood and hair are analysed. LEMON thereby comprises a joint protocol on which individual projects on diverse aspects of emotional processing build in a modular fashion. Data openly shared and published here.

Selected Publication: Journal Article
Babayan, A.; Erbey, M.; Kumral, D.; Reinelt, J.; Reiter, A.; Röbbig, J.; Schaare, H. L.; Uhlig, M.; Anwander, A.; Bazin, P.-L. et al.: A mind-brain-body dataset of MRI, EEG, cognition, emotion, and peripheral physiology in young and old adults. Scientific Data 6, 180308 (2019)


3. "Somatosensory" Group of the Neurology Department



Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

2001 - 2005

BA in Economics

Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon

2005 - 2007

MA in International Affairs

Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

2006 - 2007

Global Studies Master Program (Exchange Student)

University of Leipzig, Germany

2009 - 2013

PhD in Global Studies

University of Leipzig, Germany


2009 - 2012

Co-ordinator of International PhD Student Initiative

University of Leipzig


Co-ordinator of IMPRS NeurCom

MPI CBS Leipzig

since 2012

Co-ordinator at Neurology Department

MPI CBS Leipzig

since 2020

Quality Manager at Neurology Department

MPI CBS Leipzig

since 2021

Gender Equality Officer

MPI CBS Leipzig

since 2023

Deputy Gender Equality Officer of the Human Science Section

Max Planck Society

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