Prof. Dr. Rebekka Lencer


Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1
D - 48149 Münster

Phone: +49 (0)251 / 83-52581
Fax: +49 (0)251 / 83-57128
Email: rebekka.lencer@ukmuenster.de
Website
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Research Areas

  • Neurocognition and sensorimotor processing in psychosis
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders in (genetically determined) movement disorder
  • Cortical networks for oculomotor function
  • Defining neurophysiological intermediate phenotypes for genetic analyses

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Fig.1-3: Visual exploration of daily live scenes

Selected Publications

Lencer R, Reilly JL, Harris MSH, Sprenger A, Keshavan MS, Sweeney JA (2010) Sensorimotor transformation deficits for smooth pursuit in first-episode affective psychoses and schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry 67:217-23

Lencer R, Steinlechner S, Stahlberg J, Rehling H, Orth M, Baeumer T, Rumpf HJ, Meyer C, Klein C, Muenchau A, Hagenah J (2009) Primary Focal Dystonia: Evidence for Distinct Neuropsychiatric and Personality Profiles. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80(10):1176-9

Lencer R, Sprenger A, Harris MSH, Reilly JL, Keshavan MS, Sweeney JA (2008) Effects of second-generation antipsychotic medication on smooth pursuit performance in antipsychotic-naïve schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1146-1154

Nagel M, Sprenger A, Hohagen F, Binkofski F, Lencer R (2008) Cortical mechanisms of velocity adjustment during retinal and extraretinal smooth pursuit eye movements to different target velocities. NeuroImage 41:483-92

Reetz K*, Lencer R*, Steinlechner S, Gaser C, Hagenah J, Büchel C, Petersen D, Kock N, Djarmati A, Siebner HR, Klein C, Binkofski F (2008) Pathoanatomic correlates of psychiatric symptoms in PINK1 mutation carriers. Biol Psychiatry 64:241-7 *both authors share first authorship


Academic CV

1984-1990 Studies of human medicine and romanistic at the Universities in Bochum and Berlin, stay abroad in Cadiz, Spain
1990 Medical state examination
1993 Promotion
1994 full approbation
1993–1998 Member of the research group „Molecular genetic and phenotypic markers in families with multiple occurrence of psychosis“ and „Oculomotor performance and schizophrenia“, Leadership: Prof. V. Arolt, Prof. E. Schwinger, Prof. W. Heide, Lübeck
1993-2000 Assistent doctor at the department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy, University of Lübeck
1998–1999 Assistent doctor at the department of Neurology, University of Lübeck
1999 Medical specialist for Psychiatry und Psychotherapy
since 1999 Leader of the research group „Neurobiology of psychotic disorders“
2001 Senior physician at the department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy, University of Lübeck
2007-2009 Research Fellow at the Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
2010 Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lübeck
2010 Leader of the research group “Perception and Action in Psychiatric Disorders”, University of Münster
since 2010 Vice chair of the department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Münster

Honours and Special Recognitions

1998 Young Scientist Award (Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia (Prof. Stephen Hirsch, Prof. Timothy Crow, London)
2002, 2006 Senior Scientist Award (Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia (Prof. Stephen Hirsch, Prof. Timothy Crow, London)