Pathomechanisms of Affective and Schizophrenic Disorders

GruberOliver Gruber

Section for Experimental Psychopathology and Neuroimaging
Department of General Psychiatry
University of Heidelberg
Voßstr. 4
69115 Heidelberg
Phone.:  +49 6221 42-3118
Fax.:  +49 6221 56 5478

Research Summary:

The main objective of our clinical and research section is to improve diagnosis and treatment of affective and schizophrenic disorders. We use neurofunctional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging both in patients (in order to assess pathophysiological changes in the brain) and in healthy individuals (in order to study effects of genetic and environmental factors for risk and resilience as well as potential endophenotypic markers in first-degree relatives). The findings from these studies may inform animal experiments focusing on cellular and molecular pathomechanisms of major psychiatric disorders. The ultimate aim is to identify “natural disease unities”, i.e. to develop diagnoses based on objective neurobiological parameters, and to optimize treatment strategies in individual patients based on precision diagnostics.


Structure of the Group:

Group Leader Oliver Gruber
Postdoctoral fellows:  Evgeny Gladilin, Bernd Krämer, Anja Richter
PhD Students:  Sandi Hebib, Jessica Martin, Lisa Rauer, Egle Simulionyte
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Latest Revision: 2018-06-28
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