Academic background: Neurobiology and Behaviour, research interest: epigenetic mechanisms involved in developing stress coping strategies after early life experiences
Target language: German
Short bio: B.Sc. Biochemistry and M.Sc. Biology with a focus on Neurobiology and Behaviour at the University Leipzig. Since 2018 research associate (Ph.D. cand.) at Institute of Biology within the Department of Zoology and Developmental Neurobiology (Otto-von-Guierike University Magdeburg, Germany), since 2020 uniMIND Coordinator in Magdeburg.
Why do you support the BTG? Supporting BTG is a pleasure and an appropriate way to contribute to the paradigm shift of the scientific community and to overcome the past and conservative ways of thinking. Since InSight 2019, I am convinced that the MIND Foundation will make an important contribution to global networking as well as to the education of psychedelic research. When I attended lectures on the functions of brain plasticity and neurophysiology during my undergraduate studies, I always asked myself the question: how did the human brain evolve to be so vulnerable to respond to input from both inside and outside with complex behavioral concepts on the one hand, and to constantly renew or repair itself on top of that? Psychedelics and the mechanisms revealed by research lead us to a deeper understanding of our brain and its nature from the inside out.