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Thesis Defense

PhD for Carina Bodden


We congratulate Carina Bodden on successfully defending her thesis entitled "Why we are who we are: on the effects of different life histories and serotonin transporter genotype on the behavioral and epigenetic profile of mice". The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser (Department of Behavioural Biology), Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Lesch (Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg) and Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Pape (Institute of Physiology I).


New OCC member - Prof. Dr. med. Georg Romer

Georg Romer
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We welcome Prof. Dr. med. Georg Romer as a new member of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center. Since 2013 Georg Romer is the Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy. His research interests include the investigation of mental health problems in early childhood as well as the influence of family environments on mental health risks and resiliency.


New OCC member - Dr. Katja Mayer

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Dr. Katja Mayer from the Institute of Psychology is our second new member in the Otto Creutzfeldt Center this year. Her main research interest is in visual perception and currently she investigates the interactions between processing of optic flow and biological motion as a Post-doc in the group of OCC member Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe. Welcome!