The CBBS graduate program is coordinated by the following people.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Stork
Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, OVGU
My work is devoted to the understanding of molecular mechanisms that mediate information processing in the brain and the control of behavior. With my work in the CBBS graduate program I want to help young scientists to find and develop their own research direction in the fascinating field of neuroscience.
Prof. Dr. Daniela C. Dieterich
Director of the Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical Faculty, OVGU
PI of Neuronal Plasticity and Communication
The work in my lab concentrates on the molecular underpinnings of protein homeostasis at the multipartite synapse and their consequences for brain function. Working in and fostering an interdisciplinary science community are my major goals in the CBBS graduate program.
Dr. Anika Dirks
Coordinator, FME and OVGU
After studying Biochemistry at the Martin Luther University Halle, I did my PhD in Molecularbiology and Neurochemistry at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiologie Magdeburg. The last years my life focused on the presynapse-to-nucleus shuttling protein CtBP1 and now I would like to concentrate my work on helping young motivated students to complete their MD or PhD.
Dr. Paula Säring
After my studies in “Life Science” at the Leibniz University Hannover and “Integrative Neuroscience” at the OVGU Magdeburg, I worked for my PhD in Prof. Dr. D. Dieterichs lab, analysing the presence and functional relevance of immunoproteasomal subunits LMP2 and LMP7 in the mouse brain under healthy conditions and after stroke. Within the CBBS graduate program, I would like to support young students along their way towards graduation.
Prof. Dr. Tömme Noesselt
Head of the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, OVGU
My work aims at broadening the understanding of the neural underpinnings and behavioural consequences of multisensory interplay; and to develop psychological theories that are neurobiologically plausible. Within the CBBS graduate school my objective is to highlight the potential of combining results from animal research, computational modelling and systems neuroscience.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wolbers
Research Group Leader of Aging and Cognition, DZNE
The focus of my work is to characterise mechanisms underlying age-related cognitive decline and to develop neurobiologically inspired diagnostic tools and interventions. My work for the CBBS graduate program aims at strengthening the links between animal, computational and human neuroscience in Magdeburg.
Prof. Dr. Bertram Gerber
Head of the Department of Genetics of Learning and Memory, LIN
We want to understand how the organisation of behaviour is rooted in the brain’s molecular and cellular architecture. Specifically, we investigate the acquisition, maintenance, and behavioural impact of memory at the levels of molecules, neurons, and neuronal circuits. Fostering the young scientists pursuing such questions, or defining and pursuing their own, is what I try to do in the the CBBS Graduate program.
We are supported by our 3 PhD representatives, one from each institution represented in the CBBS.