Ilona Schneider
© Ilona Schneider
Ilona Schneider
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Laboratory for Molecular Psychiatry
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1
48149 Münster
Tel: +49 (0) 251/83 57122
Fax: +49 (0) 251/83 57123
ilona.schneider@uni-muenster.de

Joined OCC in 2016

Research Project

Individual vulnerability to stress exposure plays an important role in the development of mental disorders. So far, very little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms of individual vulnerability. In my research project, I investigate the role of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) in the development of individual vulnerability as well as in the paternal inheritance of stress response. A better understanding of the molecular roles of ncRNA in the brain and in sperm could be crucial for the detection of individual risk groups and indicate consequences for following generations.

PhD Committee

Prof. Dr. Weiqi Zhang
Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz
Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Dannlowski

Publications

Dannlowski, U., Kugel, H., Redlich, R., Halik, A., Schneider, I., Opel, N., Grotegerd, D., Schwarte, K., Schettler, C., Ambrée, O., Rust, S., Domschke, K., Arolt, V., Heindel, W., Baune, B.T., Suslow, T., Zhang, W., Hohoff, C. (2014). Serotonin transporter gene methylation is associated with hippocampal gray matter volume. Human Brain Mapping, 35(11), 5356–5367.

Conference Contributions

Schneider, I., Kugel, H., Redlich, R., Grotegerd, D., Bürger, C., Dohm, K., Zaremba, D., Schwarte, K., Schettler, C., Ambrée, O., Rust, S., Domschke, K., Arolt, V., Heindel, W., Baune, B.T., Zhang, W., Dannlowski, U. and Hohoff, C. (2015). Serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) methylation is associated with the diagnosis of major depression disorder and amygdala reactivity to emotional faces. Poster Presentation at the11th NeuroVisionen Conference, Muenster, Germany.

Bürger, C., Redlich, R., Grotegerd, D., Schneider, I., Zaremba, D., Meinert, S., Alferink, J., Bölte, J., Kugel, H., Arolt, V., Dannlowski U. (2016). Differential abnormal pattern of anterior cingulate gyrus activation in unipolar and bipolar depression. Poster Presentation at the Retreat DFG-Research Unit 2107, Ebsdorfergrund, Germany.

CV

*1990 Aachen, Germany
2010–2015 Studies in Psychology at the University of Münster
2012-2013 Studies in Psychology and Biology at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria
Since 2015 PhD research project, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Münster, Germany