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LSA Fellows


In order to allow post-docs the freedom of independent research, CBBS tenders research grants (LSA-Fellows) with a dedicated budget.

The research grants serve the purpose of tying researchers to our location to promote excellence in research in Magdeburg. Also, this creates innovative projects without tight restrictions on research aims and methods, which helps these “Starter Projects” develop new methods or investigate new areas of research by themselves or through co-operations, possibly finding the next break-through in their field. This also gives scientists the possibility to assess innovative questions that do not necessarily match their previous research, creating new degrees of freedom in creativeness.

This instrument also aims to create independent researchers well-equipped with the knowledge and experience of acquiring third-party funding during their grants.

After careful review of the multitude of project proposal submissions we have chosen to support the following with funding:


funding since 2016

AnkeMueller mini

„LSA Fellow 18“

Project title: Statin-induced implications on Piezo1-mediated mechanosignaling in the murine central nervous system

Projectleader: Dr. Anke Müller


Porcu mini

„LSA Fellow 17“

Project title: Driving factors of food choices in obese individuals

Projectleader: Dr. Emanuele Porcu & Merve Tas



Dylda mini

„LSA Fellow 16“

Project title: Spinal cord stimulation for treating Parkinson's disease-related movement deficits

Projectleader: Dr. Evelyn Dylda


Rufener mini

„LSA Fellow 15“

Project title: A home-based tACS-supported intervention in Developmental Dyslexia

Projectleader: Dr. Katharina Rufener


IrisMueller mini

„LSA Fellow 14“

Project title: Sagt die Leistung in einem Sicherheitslern-Paradigma die individuelle Stressresilienz oder -vulnerabilität vorher?

Projectleader: Dr. Iris Müller



„LSA Fellow 13“

Project title: Development of motor-free language assessments to improve the diagnosis of language impairment in motor-disabled patients

Projectleader: Dr. Judith Wesenberg



„LSA Fellow 12“

Project title: Development of neuroplastin-derived TRAF6-binding peptides with a wide-range of anti-inflammatory properties: Applications to neurodegenerative processes

Projectleader: Dr. Rodrigo Herrera-Molina



Ball mini

„LSA Fellow 11“

Project title: Minimizing fall risks by using augmented reality glasses with active obstacle detection

Projectleader: Dr. Felix Ball



Anamneedi mini

„LSA Fellow 10“

Project title: Role of Bassoon in interneuron (dys-)function related to neuropsychiatric disorders

Projectleader: Dr. Anil Annamneedi



Raza mini

„LSA Fellow 9“

Project title: Role of local-circuit neurons in the formation and over-generalization of remote fear memory

Projectleader: Dr. Syed Ahsan Raza



Montenegro mini

„LSA Fellow 8“

Project title: Bassoon-associated Tauopathies: disease mechanisms and potential interventions

Projectleader: Dr. Carolina Montenegro



Ruhnau mini

„LSA Fellow 7“

Project title: Temporal interference brain stimulation - advanced control and advanced application

Projectleader: Dr. Philipp Ruhnau



CBBS Wolbers Kuehn 18 mini

„LSA Fellow 6“

Project title: Layer-dependent Plasticity of Human Topographic Maps

Projectleader: Dr. Esther Kühn




cCBBS Ball nmini

„LSA Fellow 5“

Project title: Developing cutting-edge MRI artefact removal for simultaneous EEG-fMRI data recording by using spatially-selective carbon-wire loops

Projectleader: Dr. Felix Ball



cCBBS Wang mini

„LSA Fellow 4“

Project title: Perceptual learning in retina implant users

Projectleader: Dr. Lihui Wang





Funding since 2008 - 2015


Marija Rankovic

„LSA Fellow 3“

Project title: Mechanisms of presynaptic plasticity: alternative processing of Bassoon and interaction with c-terminal binding proteins (CtBPs)

Projectleader: Dr. Marija Rankovic


Thomas Koch

„LSA Fellow 2“

Project title: Functional selectivity of opioids at the µ-opioidreceptor: examining the role of phospholipase D2

Projectleader: Prof. Dr. Thomas Koch




Volker Korz

„LSA Fellow 1“

Project title: Analysis of modulation in induction and sustainment of long-term potentiation and –depression through learning experiences and memory forming

Projectleader: PD Dr. Volker Korz



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