Gitta Wörtwein

Gitta Wörtwein

Associate Professor

Academic degrees:

M.Sc., Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany. 1992.

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000.

Appointments and training:

1992 -1994:   Trainee, Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet.

1994 - 1998:  PhD-student, Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry, Rigshospitalet and Department of Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen.

1995 - 1996:  Visiting scientist, Department of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

1998 - 2005:  Post doc., Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry, Rigshospitalet and Department of Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen.

Awards and Honors:

1995: "Cand. theol. Christian Severin Christiansens og hustru Betty Caroline f. Dahlstrøms" award, 1995: Sasakawa Foundation award, 2002: "Læge Gerhard Linds" award.

Research:

GW is co-head of a research group at the Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry (together with Anders Fink-Jensen) that currently counts ~10 people. We study the neurobiology of addiction and stressrelated neuropsychiatric disorders. The group is supported by grants from the Danish Medical Research Council, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Lundbeck Foundation as well as a number of smaller foundations.

Knowledge of languages

German, english, danish.

Education

Dipl.psych., Ph.D.

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