Clinical Investigators

Our clnical investigators are in charge of the medical part of the studies. They inform the study participants about the studies, conduct anamnesis interviews, physical examinations, blood and cerebrospinal fluid sampling, skin biopsies and some of the cognitive tests. Due to the presence of a physician during the study-related procedures, medical emergency care of the study participants is always guaranteed.

Dr. Hannah Aspergerhannah.asperger(at) 228 43302-848
Dr. Sarah Bernsen (Deputy Head)sarah.bernsen(at) 228 43302-833
Pauline Bongardpauline.bongard(at) 228 43302-807
Maximiliane Essel-Paysenmaximiliane.esselpaysen(at) 228 43302-848
Ilaria Giordanoilaria.giordano(at) 228 43302-848
Felix Hufschmidtfelix.hufschmidt(at) 228 43302-807
Okka Kimmich (Deputy Head)okka.kimmich(at) 228 43302-833
Dr. Berkan Koyakberkan-serdal-can.koyak(at) 228 43302-807
PD Dr. Friederike Schröckfriederike.schroeck(at) 228 43302-848
Daniel Soubdaniel.soub(at) 228 43302-848


The neuropsychologists from the Neuropsychology Research Group (Prof. Dr. Michael Wagner) are trained to thoroughly examine the various aspects of mental performance. For example, memory performance is recorded using different procedures that are carried out according to uniform rules. They help all study participants to achieve the best possible results in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, as this is the only way to ensure that these results reflect their current capabilities.

Ingo Frommanningo.frommann(at) 228 43302-817
Gabriele Herrmann (Study Nurse)gabriele.herrmann(at) 228 43302-850
Dr. Sandra Röskesandra.roeske(at) 228 43302-814

Study Nurses

The study nurses organize, coordinate and carry out study-related procedures and support the study physicians in e. g. nerve water sampling and skin biopsies. The processing and storage of biomaterial is just as much a part of the range of activities as the documentation of the collected data. The study-related procedures are carried out according to standardized and documented procedures (SOPs).

Riva Eliariva.elia(at) 228 43302-849
Tanja Engelstanja.engels(at) 228 43302-843
Guido Hennesguido.hennes(at) 228 43302-842
Lorraine Jostlorraine.jost(at) 228 43302-806

Technical Assistants

The activities of CTU's technical assistants include the processing and storage of biomaterial as well as neurophysiological investigations. This includes e. g. EEG recordings (up to 128 channels), EEG/fMRI simultaneous measurements e. g. in sleep studies, transcranial electrical brain stimulation as well as the piloting and optimization of examination methods.

Tatiana Kudinatatiana.kudina(at) 228 43302-828 /-834
Julian Sturmhöfeljulian.sturmhoefel(at) 228 43302-828 /-834

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