MSc/PhD Program
Christoph Anacker

First Name:
Christoph

Last Name:
Anacker

Country:
Germany

 

 



Christoph Anacker

EDUCATION

College / University:
Georg August University, Göttingen

Highest Degree:
Vordiplom

Major Subjects:
Zoology, Biochemistry, Psychology

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in biochemistry, microbiology, microscopy, immunhistochemistry, cell culture, SDS- PAGE, practical training at the departement of neurobiology, psychological and behavioural experiments

Scholarships:
2006 - 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2006 - 2007: Stipend Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
To me, the brain is the most exciting part of the human body, although or even because it is still little understood. I am especially interested in synaptic transmission and the various ways in which it can be influenced by drugs or medicine. The underlying mechanisms of neurotransmitters controlling the state of mind and cognitive processes like learning, intelligence or emotion are one theme in the great field of neuroscience which interests me the most. Thus, I would like to acquire more knowledge about the neuronal basis of higher brain functions and behaviour. In addition, I consider psychiatric disorders as serious diseases which can affect everyone’s life so hard and I would like to contribute to the pharmaceutical research trying to cure and prevent neurodegenerative processes leading to a serious loss of cognitive abilities.