Prof. Dr. Ilona Croy
Prof. Croy studied psychology and completed her training in psychodynamic psychotherapy in Dresden, where she also obtained her doctoral degree. Afterward, she spent three years as a post-doc in Gothenburg and continued working as Associate Senior Lecturer in Linköping, Sweden. However, as Dresden is a wonderful place to live and work, she returned to the department of psychosomatic medicine where she now leads the research union. Her research is at the interface between mental health, interoception, and exteroception and underlying neuronal principles. She has investigated the perceptual and neuronal relationship between depression and olfaction in a variety of studies, as well as the processing and function of olfaction, for example, to modulate parent-child interactions. Prof. Croy is fascinated by the human brain as well as by large data sets. In 2017, she has been awarded for outstanding support of Ph.D. students.