Organization Chart

Organization Chart CBBS GP

Organization Committee

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.

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.

Thomas Wolbers

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.