In no particular order



Project Management

trained in planning, coordinating and running multimodal research projects including MRI and PET


Structural, especially diffusion MRI (FSL,Freesurfer) & Task-based MRI (SPM)

Wet Lab

PCR, RT-PCR, q-PCR, primer design, DNA and RNA isolation/analysis, single-cell PatchClamp


beloved hobby

Wildlife & Water

beloved hobby



Postdoctoral Fellow

Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Jan 2018 – Present Oslo, Norway

Study populations

  • Adolescent early-onset psychosis patients
  • Adult first-episode and chronic patients on the schizophrenia-bipolar spectrum
  • Adolescent and adult healthy individuals

Data sets

  • Human Brain Informatics (HUBIN) study, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Karolinska Schizophrenia Project (KASP), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Stockholm Child and Adolescent Psychosis Study (SCAPS), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Thematically organised psychosis (TOP) study, adolescent and adult patients, NORMENT, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • UK biobank

Ongoing external collaborations

  • Ann-Marie G. de Lange,Department of Psychiatry & Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford, UK, Project: Exploring endogenous and exogenous hormonal exposure and women’s brain health using UK biobank data.
  • Carolin Lewis, Aiste Seibokaite & Birgit Derntl, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Tuebingen, Germany, Project (Review Article): Influence of sex steroids on neurotransmitter systems in decision-making: contribution to sexual dimorphisms in psychiatric disorders.


Academic employee

University of Leipzig, Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB)

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017 Leipzig, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • MRI scanning
  • Handling of participants


Doctoral Research Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Neurology, EGG-Lab

Oct 2013 – Sep 2017 Leipzig, Germany
Responsibilities include:

  • project management
  • maintaining collaborations with study partnes (e.g. Interactions with local Startup VivoSensMedical GmbH for use of OvulaRing for study purposes)
  • recruitment and day-to-day supervision of research assistents and interns
  • study subject recruitment
  • conducting screening-visits
  • obtaining neuropsychological data
  • imaging data acquisition (MRI-licence, SIEMENS systems)
  • preprocessing and statistical analysis of those datasets


Poster Award

Poster title Exploring the impact of iatrogenic factors on global brain changes in chronic schizophrenia – a 13-years follow-up.

Dissertation Award

Thesis Exploring structural and functional brain dynamics across the menstrual cycle

OSSD Travel Award

Abstract Why sex hormones matter for neural phenotyping.