Keynote 2: Childhood Maltreatment, Brain Development and a New Understanding of What Resilience and Recovery May Entail Professor Martin Hersch Teicher
Closing Day 1
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Welcome Day 2 Professor Christian Schmahl
Keynote 3: Genetic risk factors and early-life stress interact to shape endophenotypes of affective disorders: Behavioral, neuroendocrine and molecular consequences of a gene × environment interaction in the stress reactivity mouse model Professor Chadi Touma
Project Presentation: Neurobiology (A2) t.b.a.
Project Presentation: Childbirth & labour pain (C5) t.b.a.
Prof. Martin Hersch Teicher | Harvard University, USA Childhood Maltreatment, Brain Development and a New Understanding of What Resilience and Recovery May Entail
Martin H. Teicher is Director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The primary mission of Dr. Teicher’s research programs is to improve the life of children, adolescents and adults by exploring the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders that arise during development. He has pioneered research on the effects of childhood maltreatment on brain development, identified sensitive exposure periods when brain regions are most vulnerable, helped bring into focus the importance of emotional abuse, advanced the argument that maltreated and non-maltreated individuals with the same primary psychiatric diagnosis are clinically, neurobiologically and genetically distinct and developed a brain network model of susceptibility and resilience. Dr. Teicher received a B.S. in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University and MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine, followed by residency training in psychiatry and postdoctoral training in neuropharmacology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Teicher is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of BMC Medicine, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry and Adversity and Resilience. He is a scientific advisor to the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, member of the Board of Directors of the Kahn Family Foundation and the Trauma Research Foundation and member of the Board of Children, Youth and Families of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He has received 32 years of continuous funding from the NIH in both basic and clinical neurosciences, including receipt of a Challenge Award, has authored over 200 articles and holds 19 U.S. patents primarily for diagnostic technology and pharmaceutical agents.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Katharina Domschke | University of Freiburg Epigenetics of Psychiatric Disorders - At the Crossroads between Risk and Resilience
Prof. Katharina Domschke, MA, MD, PhD, is Full Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany, since 2016. Her clinical and teaching focus is on the treatment and prevention of anxiety, stress-related and affective disorders. Scientifically, Prof. Domschke is a renowned expert in genetics, epigenetics, imaging genetics and pharmacogenetics in the targeted treatment and prevention of anxiety, stress-related and affective disorders as reflected by to date ~320 publications in international journals and an h-index of 49. She has received funding from the EU, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) and is a full member of ACNP, ECNP, ISPG, SOBP and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Prof. Domschke serves on the editorial boards of 15 international journals. Her work has been recognized by e.g. the WFSBP Research Award, the WPA Fellowship Award and the ECNP Fellowship Award.
Prof. Dr. Chadi Touma | University of Osnabrück Genetic risk factors and early-life stress interact to shape endophenotypes of affective disorders: Behavioral, neuroendocrine and molecular consequences of a gene × environment interaction in the stress reactivity mouse model
Chadi Touma studied Biology and Biochemistry in Muenster and Hanover, Germany. His doctoral studies focussed on the development, validation and application of a non-invasive technique to monitor stress hormones in mice. He graduated with ’summa cum laude’ at the University of Münster and afterwards joined the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (MPIP) in Munich. He headed the Research Group of Psychoneuroendocrinology at the MPIP. In 2016, he was appointed full Professor for Behavioural Biology at the University of Osnabrück. Current research projects encompass investigations to elucidate the molecular-genetic, neuroendocrine and behavioural mechanisms underlying affective and stress-related disorders.
Prof. Dr. Sonja Entringer | Charite University Medicine Berlin Developmental programming of telomere biology
Sonja Entringer is a Professor of Medical Psychology at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine. Her main research interest is in the area of developmental programming of health and disease risk, with an emphasis on the effects of stress. Her studies focus on biological processes and mechanisms underlying the association between stress exposure in prenatal and early postnatal life and vulnerability for disease in later life.
Prof. Andreas Olsson | Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Aversive Experiences and Learning in Social Situations – Putting Brain and Behavior into Context.
Andreas Olsson is professor of psychology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, KI, where he heads the research group Emotion Lab (www.emotionlab.se) that he founded in 2011. Andreas completed his Ph.D. in psychology at New York University (2006) under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Phelps, and pursued post-doctoral work with Dr. Kevin Ochsner at Columbia University (2006-08). In 2008, he joined KI to work with Dr. Arne Öhman, and from 2010, he served as an associate professor. Since 2019, he is a full professor of psychology at KI. Broadly, Andreas’ research aims at better understanding the neural and behavioral mechanisms of threat learning and decision-making in social situations, for example, when we learn threat information from, and about, other individuals? He is particularly interested in the formation and change of such learning, its dependence on social cognition and expression in decision-making. Andreas and his research group use a variety of methods, including behavioral paradigms inspired by naturalistic human interactions and animal models, brain imaging, peripheral psychophysiology, and computational approaches.