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Dr. Erhan Genç


Erhan Genç gives inaugural lecture at TU Dortmund

Erhan Genç, head of the "Neuroimaging and Interindividual Differences" working group at IfADo, has been a university professor at TU Dortmund University since the end of August. He received his teaching license at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and …
Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche


Michael Nitsche is one of the „Highly Cited Researchers 2023“

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, Head of the Department Psychology & Neurosciences, is one of the most frequently cited scientists worldwide in his field. The neuroscientist is thus once again on the annual „Highly Cited Researchers“ list of the US company …
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German Center for Mental Health launches

The German Center for Mental Health starts in May and IfADo is part of it. The new, nationwide center has a foothold in the middle of the Ruhr area. The goal is to improve mental health in the long term. IfADo scientists from the fields of neuroscience, …


Michael Nitsche becomes a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, Head of the Department of Psychology & Neurosciences, is a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. On 23 November, he accepted his membership certificate, together with other new members, from Leopoldina …


High interest in the paper on chronotypes and their influence on brain physiology

The research group led by Ali Salehinejad and Michael Nitsche published the paper „Cognitive functions and underlying parameters of human brain physiology are associated with chronotype“ in Nature Communications in summer 2021.


Thomas Kleinsorge appointed associate professor

In December, the Technical University of Dortmund appointed Thomas Kleinsorge, head of research group Flexible Control Behaviour, as an associate professor (German apl. Prof.).
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Seven scientists receive the Dortmund Biomedicine Prize 2021

In December, the Association for the Promotion of Biomedical and Clinical Research awarded seven scientists in three categories. The award was given for scientifically outstanding work in the field of biomedical research that was carried out in Dortmund or in …


IfADo expands systems biology approach with research MRI

Watching the brain at work and studying its functions – this is now possible at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The new three tesla MRI scanner will intensify interdisciplinary …
Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche


Michael Nitsche is among the „Highly Cited Researchers” 2020

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche is one of the most frequently cited scientists in his research field worldwide. The IfADo director and neuroscientist can be found in the annual list of „Highly Cited Researchers“ of the US company Clarivate. Michael Nitsche is …