Funding

National and international third-party funding

Multi-channel transcranial direct current stimulation (mc-tDCS): a novel approach to modulate smooth pursuit eye movement control in healthy individuals and patients with psychotic disorders. 

 

Disturbances of eye movement control represent a biomarker for psychotic disorders, e.g. schizophrenia, psychotic bipolar disorders. Here, we aim at enhancing visual perception and eye movement control by electrical brain stimulation in these patient groups. 
 

Funding period: 2021-2024

BMBF (EudraCT 2018-002947-27)

As part of a collaboration project with the Charité Berlin (Campus Benjamin Franklin) PD Dr Philipp Klein is examining “Simvastatin add-on to Escitalopram in patients with comorbid obesity and major depression: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial” (PI Professor Christian Otte, EudraCT 2018-002947-27).

ASD-Net “Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan: From a better etiological under- standing, through valid diagnosis, to more effective health care”

As part of the BMBF-funded project “ASD-Net” Professor Sören Krach & Professor Frieder Paulus are examining “Modulatory effects of oxytocin treatment on higher-order social cognition in ASD: a randomized, placebo-
controlled, double-blind and crossover trial” in collaboration with Professor Kanske (Department of Clinical Psychology, TU Dresden) & Dr Katrin Preckel (Max-Planck Institute Leipzig).

BMG II A 5 – 2512 FSB 052: EVIDENT Trial – “EffectiVeness of Internet-based DEpressioN Treatment”

In his BMG-project PD Dr Philipp Klein is examining the “EffectiVeness of Internet-based DEpressioN Treatment” (EVIDENT; 2012-2017)

“Memory consolidation during sleep in primary and secondary insomnia”

Professor Klaus Junghanns ist investigating “Memory consolidation during sleep in primary and secondary insomnia” as part of the CRC 654 ”Plasticity and Sleep”.

“Effects of Disorder-Specific vs Nonspecific Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression. A Randomized Controlled Trial”

In a collaboration project, PD Dr Philipp Klein is examining “Effects of Disorder-Specific vs Nonspecific Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression. A Randomized Controlled Trial” (PI Professor Elisabeth Schramm, Freiburg)

DFG-Sachbeihilfe “Sleep-dependent processing of social information about the self and others”

Professor Sören Krach has been granted a DFG-Sachbeihilfe (36 months, 65% PhD position; overall 249.000€) for his collaborative application with Dr Susanne Diekelmann (Tübingen University; also 36 months, 65% PhD position); Research topic: Sleep-dependent processing of social information about the self and others (Schlafabhängige Verarbeitung sozialer Informationen über Selbst und Andere).

FOR 2698 “Cognitive theory for Tourette syndrome – a novel perspective”

As part of the Research Unit Professor Sören Krach is examining “Social events – An event coding approach to social phenomena in GTS” (KR 3691/8-1) in collaboration with Professor Ulrike Krämer (Department of Neurology).

“Forming beliefs about the self by means of self-related learning in social anxiety disorder”

Dr Laura Müller-Pinzler received an own position (2018-2021) for her project “Forming beliefs about the self by means of self-related learning in social anxiety disorder”.

“Social aspects of restrictive eating behavior in anorexia nervosa”

Dr Lena Rademacher received her own position (2018-2021) to study “Social aspects of restrictive eating behavior in anorexia nervosa”.

RA 2018-A26 “Social stress and social reward in alcohol addiction: On the interaction between cortisol, oxytocin and the dopaminergic reward system”

In her research project, funded by the Else-Kröner-Fresenius Stuftung (EKFS) Dr Lena Rademacher is investigating the link between oxytocin, cortisol and the dopaminergic reward system in patients with alcohol addiction.

“Linking synaptic dysfunction to disease mechanisms in schizophrenia – a multi-level investigation (SYNSCHIZ)”

In this project Professor Stefan Borgwardt is “Linking synaptic dysfunction to disease mechanisms in schizophrenia – a multi-level investigation (SYNSCHIZ). The project is funded by the ERA-NET NEURON JTC.

“Personalized Prognostic Tools for Early Psychosis Management”

In this project Professor Stefan Borgwardt is studying “Personalized Prognostic Tools for Early Psychosis Management”. The project is funded by the EU FP7 Grant – PRONIA.

https://www.pronia.eu/

FK (WI) “Does cueing during sleep help adolescents forget conditioned fears?”

In this research project Dr Ines Wilhelm examines the question “Does cueing during sleep help adolescents forget conditioned fears?” (Forschungskredit of the University of Zürich, NR FK-14-044).

Junior project “Social anxiety in view – Dysfunctional neural mechanisms of direct social interactions”

Professor Frieder Paulus received intramural funding to examine potential dysfunctional neural mechanisms of direct social interactions in socia lanxiety. Project duration from 2016-2018.

Junior project “Neural mechanisms underlying fear of anticipated unpleasant social situations”

Dr Laura Müller-Pinzler received intramural funding to examine the “Neural mechanisms underlying fear of anticipated unpleasant social situations”. Project duration from 2017-2019.

“EEG resting-state connectivity and psychosis: Dopaminergic influences”

In this project, PD Dr Christina Andreou investigates the effects pf dopaminergic agonists and antagonists on resting-state brain connectivity in healthy participants and in patients with psychotic disorders. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (320030_170065). For more details, see: http://p3.snf.ch/project-170065

Effects of psychoactive substances on emotion processing in humans: role of serotonin, dopamine and 5-HT2A receptors

In this project Professor Stefan Borgwardt investigates the “Effects of psychoactive substances on emotion processing in humans: role of serotonin, dopamine and 5-HT2A receptors”. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (320030_170249).

“Understanding gut-brain interactions and the effect of dietary measures in obesity and depression: a translational study”

In this project Professor Stefan Borgwardt is interested in “Understanding gut-brain interactions and the effect of dietary measures in obesity and depression: a translational study”. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Sinergia, CRSII5_18634.

Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research.

Swiss National Science Foundation (WI)

In this project Dr Ines Wilhelm investigates “Sleep and the modification of maladaptive memories: from basic mechanisms to therapy”. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (10001C_179241).

UCL/ZNZ Neuroscience Collaboration Project

In his UCL/ZNZ Neuroscience Collaboration Project Dr Ines Wilhelm is examining the “The impact of hippocampal reactivation during slow wave sleep on memory consolidation in healthy subjects and subjects suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy”.

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