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, Mills LJ, Alliey-Rodriguez N; Shafee R, Lee A, Reilly JL, Sprenger A, McDowell JE, McCarroll SA, Keshavan MS, Pearlson GD, Tamminga CA,Clementz BA, Gershon ES, Sweeney JA, Bishop JR (2017). Genome-wide association studies of smooth pursuit and antisaccade eye movements in psychotic disorders: findings from the B-SNIP study. Translational Psychiatry 7, e1249; doi:10.1038/tp.2017.210

Lencer R, Meermeier A, Silling K, Gremmler S, Lappe M (2017) Instability of visual error processing for sensorimotor adaptation in schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 267(3):237-244.

Trillenberg P, Sprenger A, Talamo S, Herold K, Helmchen C, Verleger R, Lencer R (2017) Visual and non-visual motion information processing during pursuit eye tracking in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 267(3):225-235.

Lencer R, Sprenger A, Reilly JL, McDowelld JE, Rubin LH, Badner JA, Keshavan MS, Pearlson GD, Tamminga CA, Gershon ES, Clementz BA, Sweeney JA (2015) Pursuit eye movements as an intermediate phenotype across psychotic disorders: evidence from the B-SNIP study. Schizophrenia Research, 169(1-3): 326-333.

Lencer R, Nagel M, Sprenger A, Zapf S, Erdmann C, Heide W, Binkofski F (2004) Cortical mechanisms of smooth pursuit eye movements with target blanking. An fMRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 19 (5):1430-6.


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
2014 Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Münster
since 2014 Speaker of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, WWU Münster
2018 Visiting professor Institute of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia (5 weeks)

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)

Research Database CRIS@WWU

  • Projects

    • mPIVAS - mHealth psychoeducational intervention versus antipsychotic-induced effects ( - )
      Third-party funding : EC - Lifelong Learning Programme: Leonardo da Vinci | Project Number: 2013-1-HR1-LEO04-032256
  • Publications

    • Rojnic Kuzman M., Andlauer O., Burmeister K., Dvoracek B., Lencer R., Koelkebeck K., Maric N., Nawka A., Pantovic-Stefanovic M., Riese F., Aukst Margetic B., Bosnjak D., Ruzic M., Curkovic M., Grubsin J., Madzarac Z., Makaric P., Petric D., Radic K., Savic A. . ‘Effective assessment of psychotropic medication side effects using PsyLOG mobile application.’ Schizophrenia Research null, No. null. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.04.038. [In Press]
    • Kuzman M., Andlauer O., Burmeister K., Dvoracek B., Lencer R., Koelkebeck K., Nawka A., Riese F. . ‘The psylog mobile application: Development of a tool for the assessment and monitoring of side effects of psychotropic medication.’ Psychiatria Danubina 29, No. 2: 214-217.
    • Lencer, R., Meermeier, A., Silling, K., Gremmler, S., Lappe, M. . ‘Instability of visual error processing for sensorimotor adaptation in schizophrenia.’ European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2016.
    • Gonzalez-Hernandez, J.A., Pita-Alcorta, C., Wolters, C.H., Padron, A., Finale, A., Galan-Garcia, L.,Marot, M., Lencer, R. . ‘Specificity and sensitivity of visual evoked potentials in the diagnosis of schizophrenia: Rethinking VEPs.’ Schizophrenia Research 2015, No. 166: 231-234. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.05.007.
    • Lindner, C., Dannlowski, U., Walhöfer, K., Rödiger, M., Maisch, B., Bauer, J., Ohrmann, P., Lencer, R., Zwitserlood, P., Kersting, A., Heindel, W., Arolt, V., Kugel, H., & Suslow, T. . ‘Social alienation in schizophrenia patients: Association with insula responsiveness to facial expressions of disgust.PLOS ONE 9, No. 1. doi: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085014.
    • Suslow,T., Lindner, C., Dannlowski,U., Walhöfer,K., Rödiger, M., Maisch,B., Bauer,J., Ohrmann,P., Lencer,R., Zwitserlood,P., Kersting,A., Heindel, W., Arolt, V., & Kugel, H. . ‘Automatic amygdala response to facial expression in schizophrenia: Initial hyperresponsivity followed by hyporesponsivity.BMC Neuroscience 14. doi: DOI:10.1186/1471-2202-14-140.