The medical faculty awards Kathrin Giehl an IPaK travel grant in the context of the ipid4all-application (DAAD) of the Albertus Magnus Graduate Center. She will attend the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders held in October 2018 in Hong Kong in order to present her work on working memory training in Parkinson’s disease using fMRI.
Kathrin Giehl’s primary research focus is to advance the understanding of underlying neural mechanisms involved in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Concerning Parkinson’s disease, she is particularly interested in elucidating mechanism responsible for distinct cognitive impairments, which are frequently observed in this patient cohort, and to investigate the effects of cognitive training on a neural level in order to ameliorate these difficulties. Moreover, she is interested in better understanding the role of tau in the clinical presentation and progression of Huntington’s disease. For her research, she utilizes behavioral paradigms and various neuroimaging methods, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
Tahmasian M, Eickhoff SB, Giehl K, Schwartz F, Herz DM, Drzezga A, et al. Resting-state functional reorganization in Parkinson’s disease: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis. Cortex. 2017 Jul; 92:119–38
Zokaei N, Giehl K, Sillence A, Neville MJ, Karpe F, Nobre AC, Husain M. Sex and APOE: A memory advantage in male APOE ε4 carriers in midlife. Cortex. 2017 Mar 31; 88:98-105
Chong TT, Apps M, Giehl K, Sillence A, Grima LL, Husain M. Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying subjective valuation of effort costs. PLoS biology. 2017 Feb 24;15(2): e1002598
Hammes J, Bischof GN, Giehl K, Faber J, Drzezga A, Klockgether T, et al. Elevated in vivo [18F]-AV-1451 uptake in a patient with progressive supranuclear palsy. Mov. Disord. 2017 Jan;32(1):170–1
Rolinski M, Zokaei N, Baig F, Giehl K, Quinnell T, Zaiwalla Z, Mackay CE, Husain M, Hu MTM. Visual short-term memory deficits in REM sleep behaviour disorder mirror those in Parkinson’s disease. Brain. 2015 Nov 18; 139(1): 47-53.
Curriculum Vitae (download CV as pdf)
Kathrin Giehl, M.Sc.
Dr. Gérard N. Bischof receives a travel grant to present his work on the relationship between CSF markers of p-tau and t-tau to in vivo tau deposition as measured by PET in typical and atypical Alzheimer’s disease at the annual meeting of the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in Denver, USA.
Read the abstract here.
The medical faculty awards Dr. Jochen Hammes with a 12-month stipend for a research rotation at the MMNI lab to work on software-assisted PET analysis in neurodegenerative diseases.
We were happy to host the first MINC symposium under the guiding theme “Imaging Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration: Are we prepared for therapy?” on June 24th – 25th 2016.
Find pictures and program here.
The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) honours Dr. Gérard N. Bischof’s work on the contribution of tau to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease with a Merit Abstract Award during their 22nd annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.