Doctorate successfully completed and defended

On June 24, 2024, Christine Hucke successfully defended her dissertation on "Neural Correlates of Intranasal Trigeminal Stimulation: The Network and Dynamics of Bimodal Odor Processing" at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Group picture: Christine Hucke with her project group

In the "Neurotoxicology and Chemosensation" networking group, she used various neurophysiological methods (electroencephalography and functional near-infrared spectroscopy, fNIRS) during her doctoral thesis to visualize how humans process "pungent odors" in the brain. Particularly in the workplace, chemicals activate two chemosensory systems (sense of smell and trigeminal nerve fibers) and burning or pungent odors, i.e. "bimodal" odors, can be the first indicators of adverse health effects.

Christine Hucke will continue her work in odor research in the "Wood for Good" project (funded by the BMEL) as a postdoc at IfADo.

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