Co-ordinator

Dr. Veronika Krieghoff
Dr. Veronika Krieghoff
Scientific co-ordinator IMPRS NeuroCom
Phone: +49 341 9940-2261
Fax: +49 341 9940-2221

Graduations & Awards

   

At the Annual General Meeting of the Max Planck Society on 13th June the Otto Hahn Medal  was awarded to IMPRS NeuroCom alumna Sofie Valk. Sofie also received the prestigious Otto Hahn Award. The Max Planck Society provides a small number of recipients of the Otto Hahn Medal each year with the opportunity, following on from a stay abroad, to head a small research group at a Max Planck Institute of their choice.
Congratulations!

Otto Hahn Award for IMPRS NeuroCom Alumna

At the Annual General Meeting of the Max Planck Society on 13th June the Otto Hahn Medal  was awarded to IMPRS NeuroCom alumna Sofie Valk. Sofie also received the prestigious Otto Hahn Award. The Max Planck Society provides a small number of recipients of the Otto Hahn Medal each year with the opportunity, following on from a stay abroad, to head a small research group at a Max Planck Institute of their choice.

Congratulations!

As part of the Research Academy Leipzig’s Summer Festival, the doctoral prizes of the Graduate Centres were awarded. We are very pleased for Anna Marzecová, alumna of IMPRS NeuroCom, who was awarded the prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of life sciences. Congratulations!

Graduation Centres Doctoral Dissertation Award for Anna Marzecová

As part of the Research Academy Leipzig’s Summer Festival, the doctoral prizes of the Graduate Centres were awarded. We are very pleased for Anna Marzecová, alumna of IMPRS NeuroCom, who was awarded the prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of life sciences. Congratulations!

Maria Guidi (NMR group) defended her dissertation "Depth-Dependent Physiological Modulators of the BOLD Response to the Human Motor Cortex” at Leipzig University. Kathrin Lorenz (NMR group)defended her dissertation, "Optimization of the labeling efficiency of pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling (pCASL) for the measurement of cerebral perfusion” at Leipzig University.Anna-Lena Lumma (Dept. of Social Neuroscience) defended her thesis "The integration of first- and third-person methods in the context of meditation practices ond the self" at Leipzig University.Riccardo Metere (NMR group)defended his dissertation, "Investigating Brain Tissue Microstructure using Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging" at Leipzig University. Artyom Zinchenko (former research group “Subcortical Contributons to Understanding”) successfully defended his dissertation, "Prediction and control in multisensory emotion integration".  Congratulations!!!!

PhD theses successfully defended

Maria Guidi (NMR group) defended her dissertation "Depth-Dependent Physiological Modulators of the BOLD Response to the Human Motor Cortex” at Leipzig University.

Kathrin Lorenz (NMR group)
defended her dissertation, "Optimization of the labeling efficiency of pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling (pCASL) for the measurement of cerebral perfusion” at Leipzig University.

Anna-Lena Lumma (Dept. of Social Neuroscience) defended her thesis "The integration of first- and third-person methods in the context of meditation practices ond the self" at Leipzig University.


Riccardo Metere (NMR group)
defended his dissertation, "Investigating Brain Tissue Microstructure using Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging" at Leipzig University.


Artyom Zinchenko (former research group “Subcortical Contributons to Understanding”) successfully defended his dissertation, "Prediction and control in multisensory emotion integration".
 
Congratulations!!!!



 
Dr Malte Wöstmann (Alumnus of IMPRS NeuroCom)
was awarded the PhD prize from the Graduate Center for Life Sciences of the Research Academy, Leipzig. The award recognises outstanding dissertations created within the graduate centre classes. The award ceremony took place the the Annual Reception of the Research Academy.

Research Academy Leipzig's PhD dissertation award for IMPRS NeuroCom Alumnus

 

Dr Malte Wöstmann (Alumnus of IMPRS NeuroCom)

was awarded the PhD prize from the Graduate Center for Life Sciences of the Research Academy, Leipzig. The award recognises outstanding dissertations created within the graduate centre classes. The award ceremony took place the the Annual Reception of the Research Academy.

Roberta Bianco (Dep. of Neurology and OHG "Intonation in Speech and Music" successfully defended her thesis "Principles of action planning in music production: evidence from fMRI and EEG studies" at the Medical Faculty of Leipzig University. Ahmad Seif Kanaan (NMR group) successfully defended his dissertation "Elemental and neurochemical based analysis of the patophysiological mechanisms of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome" at MH Hannover.Congratulations!!!

Graduations 07/2017-12/2017

Roberta Bianco (Dep. of Neurology and OHG "Intonation in Speech and Music" successfully defended her thesis "Principles of action planning in music production: evidence from fMRI and EEG studies" at the Medical Faculty of Leipzig University.

Ahmad Seif Kanaan (NMR group) successfully defended his dissertation "Elemental and neurochemical based analysis of the patophysiological mechanisms of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome" at MH Hannover.


Congratulations!!!
On 26 September 2017 IMPRS NeuroCom’s spokesperson Prof. Arno Villringer welcomed 14 new PhD students to our graduate school. Before the official welcome our freshmen had a very interesting tour through the Wolfgang Koehler Research Centre at Leipzig Zoo. During the next three years they will now carry out their PhD projects at MPI CBS and Leipzig University. Welcome to the Institute and to IMPRS NeuroCom!

September 2017

On 26 September 2017 IMPRS NeuroCom’s spokesperson Prof. Arno Villringer welcomed 14 new PhD students to our graduate school. Before the official welcome our freshmen had a very interesting tour through the Wolfgang Koehler Research Centre at Leipzig Zoo. During the next three years they will now carry out their PhD projects at MPI CBS and Leipzig University.

Welcome to the Institute and to IMPRS NeuroCom!

In the first half of 2017 several former IMPRS NeuroCom PhD students successfully defended their PhDs: 
Estrid Jacobsen (RG Connctivity): Sub-dividing Broca's region based on functianal connectivity:New methods for individual-level in vivo cortical parcellationSeung-Goo Kim (MEG and Cortical Networks): Myeloarchitecture and Intrinsic Functional Connectivity of Auditory Cortex in Musicians with Absolute Pitch”  Anna Marzecová (Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Leipzig University): How prediction and attention jointly shape visual processing: A predictive coding view" Claudia Roswandowitz (RG Human Communication): "Voice-Identity Processing. The Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Phonagnosia"Sofie Valk (Dep. of Social Neuroscience): "The Structure of the Social Brain: Dissociating soci-affective and socio-cognitive networks through the study of individual differences, brain plasticity, and disease models."Yaquiong Xiao (Dep. of Neuropsychology): "Resting-state functional connectivity in the brain and its relation to language development in preschool children"Congratulations!!!

Graduations 01/2017-06/2017

In the first half of 2017 several former IMPRS NeuroCom PhD students successfully defended their PhDs:

Estrid Jacobsen (RG Connctivity): Sub-dividing Broca's region based on functianal connectivity:
New methods for individual-level in vivo cortical parcellation

Seung-Goo Kim (MEG and Cortical Networks): Myeloarchitecture and Intrinsic Functional Connectivity of Auditory Cortex in Musicians with Absolute Pitch”

Anna Marzecová (Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Leipzig University): How prediction and attention jointly shape visual processing: A predictive coding view"

Claudia Roswandowitz (RG Human Communication): "Voice-Identity Processing. The Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Phonagnosia"

Sofie Valk (Dep. of Social Neuroscience): "The Structure of the Social Brain: Dissociating soci-affective and socio-cognitive networks through the study of individual differences, brain plasticity, and disease models."

Yaquiong Xiao (Dep. of Neuropsychology): "Resting-state functional connectivity in the brain and its relation to language development in preschool children"


Congratulations!!!

September 2016

IMPRS NeuroCom welcomes freshmen

On 30 September 2016 we were happy to officially welcome 15 new PhD students to the IMPRS NeuroCom. The students from the latest cohort come from six different countries such as Armenia, Iran, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, and Taiwan. Most of them will be placed in departments and research groups at the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and two of them will be placed at the University of Leipzig. 


June 2016

Andrea Reiter, IMPRS PhD student from the former Max Planck Fellow Group Cognitive and affective control of behavioural adaptation, successfully defended her thesis on "Out of control behaviors? Investigating mechanisms of behavioral control in alcohol addiction, binge eating disorder, and associated risk factors" with summa cum laude.

Andrea has already started a  Post-Doc position at Shu-Chen Li’s Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience Lab in Dresden.

Congratulations Andrea!


Professor Mary Robertson Award for IMPRS NeuroCom PhD student

At the meeting of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS) in Warschau, IMPRS NeuroCom PhD student Ahmad Seif Kanaan received the Professor Mary Robertson Award for his work titled: 'Pathological glutamatergic neurotransmission in Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome'.

Congratulations Ahmad!


March 2016

Kathleen Krol, IMPRS PhD student from the former Research Group of Early Social Development, successfully defended her thesis on "Emotion perception in motherhood and infancy: The role of breastfeeding experience and the oxytocin system" with summa cum laude.

Kathleen directly moved to the US to take up a Post-Doc position in Tobias Grosmann's group at the Baby Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia.

Congratulations to Katie and all the best for your future!!!

 
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