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Portrait von Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.  Oliver Gruber
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Gruber

Universitätsprofessorin (W3) (Section Experimental Psychopathology and Imaging)
Head of Division (Section Experimental Psychopathology and Imaging)
Senior Physician Director (Tagesklinik Kraepelin)
Senior Physician Director (Spezialambulanz für Personalisierte Psychiatrie (S4P))


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Publications

Medical/Professional background

since 2016

University Professor for Experimental Psychopathology and Imaging at the Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Clinic for General Psychiatry at Heidelberg University (Director: Prof. Dr. S. Herpertz); Head of the Experimental Psychopathology and Imaging Section, the Kraepelin Day Clinic and the Special Outpatient Clinic for Personalised Psychiatry

2007 – 2015

University Professor for Systemic Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Head of the Centre for Translational Research in Systemic Neuroscience and Clinical Psychiatry at the Georg-August University Göttingen

2007 – 2012

Deputy Director, Senior and Acting Senior Physician of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Georg-August University of Göttingen (Director: Prof. Dr. P. Falkai)

2004 – 2007

Functional Senior Physician and Junior Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Saarland University (Director: Prof. Dr. P. Falkai) and from 2004 to 2006 Deputy Director of the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at Saarland University (Comm. Director: Prof. Dr. P. Falkai)

2004

Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy

2001 – 2003

Assistant physician and research associate, Department of Psychiatry III, University of Ulm (Director: Prof. Dr. M. Spitzer)

1997 – 1998

Assistant physician and research associate, Neurological Clinic of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Director: Prof. Dr. H.J. Freund) and Institute of Medicine at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Director: Prof. Dr. K. Zilles)

1995 – 1996

Internship doctor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn (Director: Prof. Dr. W. Maier)

Scientific background

2006

Habilitation and Venia Legendi for the subject Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty of Saarland University, Homburg

1998 – 2001

Research associate and assistant physician, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Day Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, University of Leipzig (Director: Prof. Dr. D.Y. von Cramon)

1988 – 1995

Studied human medicine, psychology, philosophy and biological anthropology in Frankfurt am Main and Gießen

Commendations

2016

  Hans-Heimann-Prize

2008

Essex Pharma Research Award

 

2008

Research Award German Society for Biological Psychiatry

Professional memberships

2012

Secretary and member of the Presidium of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (with organisation and management of the Scientific Secretariat of the DGPPN Congress)

2011

Secretary and member of the Presidium of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (with organisation and management of the Scientific Secretariat of the DGPPN Congress)

Chair of the Imaging Section and Member of the Board of the German Society for Biological Psychiatry (DGBP)

Vice-Chair of the Neurobiology and Genetics Section of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN; until 2013)

DGPPN representative in the project group and consensus conference for the development of the S3 guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorders

Schizophrenie Internationale Forschungsgesellschaft (SIRS)

European Scientific Association for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (ESAS)

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

Neuroscience Society (NWG)

Research focus

Translational neuroimaging:

  •     Detection of brain functional endophenotypes of schizophrenic and affective disorders.
  •     Development of functional brain imaging and other biomarkers for differential diagnosis and optimisation of therapy based on prediction of individual response to therapeutic procedures

Clinical neuroimaging: pathomechanisms of schizophrenic and affective disorders in relevant dynamically interacting neurofunctional systems, especially in the interaction between subcortical reward system (n. accumbens, VTA), mediotemporal structures (hippocampus, amygdala) and medial and lateral prefrontal subregions.

Genomic and epigenomic neuroimaging:

  •     Functional characterisation of genetic polymorphisms, particularly in candidate genes, based on their effects on neurocognitive functions, brain structure and brain function parameters.
  •     Genome-wide association studies of end-phenotypic neuroimaging markers in schizophrenic and affective disorders
  •     Collaborations to investigate the functions of newly discovered candidate genes at the molecular, cellular and behavioural levels in cell and animal models.

 

 

Systemic Neuroscience:

  •     Physiological characterisation of the neurofunctional systems relevant for schizophrenic and affective disorders including their dynamic functional interactions