Prof. Dr. Anne Abrecht

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Institute for Anatomy, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Anne Albrecht | Speaker | credits: Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

Prof. Dr. Dr. Anne Albrecht is Professor of Neuroanatomy at the Medical Faculty of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. She studied medicine and neuroscience at Otto von Guericke University and received her PhD in these subjects in 2010 and 2013. After a four-year research stay at the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN) and the Department of Neurobiology at the Haifa University in Israel, she returned to the Leibniz Institute of Neurobiology as a member of the Leibniz PostDoc Network. She then worked as a research associate at the Institute of Biology at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Since May 2020, she holds the professorship of neuroanatomy at the Institute of Anatomy. Here she teaches first and second year medical students in anatomy. Her research focuses on the functional neuroanatomy of stress adaptation and emotional memory formation. With her research group, she investigates how stress affects memory and emotional behavior in different phases of life and which neurons, circuits and neurotransmitters in the brain are responsible for emotional memory formation and stress processing.  The neural basis of phenomena such as fear and anxiety is also being explored in order to ultimately better understand the development of stress-induced disorders such as anxiety disorders and depression.