Transdiagnostic Neuroscience

We aim at a better understanding of neural and functional disease mechanisms involved in major psychiatric disorders by studying familial neurobiological markers such as alterations in eye movement control. 

Research focus

Following a translational approach using knowledge from non-human primate studies, we are using novel methodological approaches from neurophysiology, brain imaging (fMRI, EEG, MEG), brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS), and molecular genetics both in healthy individuals and clinical patient populations. Alterations in biological markers are used to guide novel treatment approaches to be applied to specific clusters of biomarkers. In our more clinically focussed work, we are interested in processes enhancing treatment adherence based on cognitive behavioral  therapy. On an international level, we are collaborating with colleagues across Europe (PRONIA), the U.S. (B-SNIP), Canada (U of Western Ontario), Australia (Western Sydney U) and also China (Chengdu University). 

See also collaboration with Institut of Translational Psychiatry, Westfälische Whilhelms-Universität Münster:

Group members

  • Professor Rebekka Lencer (psychiatrist)
  • Dr Claudia Lange (psychologist)
  • Dr Inga Meyhöfer (psychologist)
  • Jan-Ole Radecke (post-doc, psychologist)
  • Dr Benjamin Sack (physician)
  • Dr Wido Rippe (physician)


  • David Jakob Derad (MD candidate)
  • Jannes Ewen (MD candidate)
  • Lisa Espeter (MD candiate)
  • Alexander Kühn (MD candidate)
  • Philipp Mench (MD candidate)
  • Jan-Peter Müller (MD candidate)
  • Sogand Rashidi (MD candidate)
  • Hannah Stöckler (MD candidate)
  • Lara Thomann (MD candidate)

Publications & Funding

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