Portrait von Jun.-Prof. Dr. phil. Christoph Korn
Jun.-Prof. Dr. phil. Christoph Korn

Sektionsleiter (Sektion Soziale Neurowissenschaften)

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

2007 – 2009

Dual Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences, 1 year at University College London, 1 year at Ecole Normale Supérieure and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (with distinction)

2004 – 2006

Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine, University of Würzburg (with distinction)

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang


Assistant Professor of Social Neuroscience (W1-Tenure Track) and Principal Investigator Emmy Noether research group, Department of General Adult Psychiatry, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany


Principal Investigator Emmy Noether research group, Institute for Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

2016 – 2017

Research stays (total duration of 2 months) at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

2016 – 2018

Postdoc, Institute for Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany (within the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB TRR 169 Crossmodal Learning)

2013 – 2016

Postdoc, Zurich University Hospital for Psychiatry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2009 – 2013

Dr. phil. in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (summa cum laude; scholarship by Berlin School of Mind and Brain)



Preregistration Challenge: 2 prizes for publishing pre-registered studies in an eligible journal, awarded by the Center for Open Science


5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Economic Sciences; invited as young scientist, selected for a personal meeting with the Federal Chancellor of Germany


Science Slam 1st prize: Science Night Berlin, FUture Slam


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Society for NeuroEconomics (SNE)


seit 2021

Educational project funded by the 4EU+ Management Committee for joint teaching course at Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University in Paris, and University of Milan

seit 2018

Emmy Noether research group “Human cooperation: A multimodal approach” (KO 5385/1-1)


Research grant for young investigators by University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

2016 – 2017

Postdoc scholarship, initially awarded for full funding of a year at Harvard University plus research funds

2008 – 2009

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship providing funding of a year in London

2007 – 2009

Fellowship at the Life Science College for Psychological Neuroscience by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2004 – 2009

Max Weber Programme scholarship of the Free State of Bavaria for Bachelor’s and Master’s studies