The DynaMORE info brochure is available!

Click in the image below to access the web version of the project’s info folder and to download it! The print version will be available soon as well.

Postdoc & PhD student retreat in Austria

The 2nd PhD and Postdoc Retreat in the rural, sunny landscape of Hirschegg, Austria, from 17-20 September 2018 was a great success. A total of 36 attendees discussed stress resilience and facilitated networking within the CRC 1193.

First resilience research Spring school!

The 1st International Spring School of Resilience Research was conducted at Kloster Seeon (an abbey near Munich) from 21-25 May 2018, allowing young scientists from all over the world to network.

Berlin (Germany), 1-3 April 2019

Save the date! The 2nd DynaMORE General Assembly (GA) Meeting will take place in Germany’s capital, Berlin.  It will be great to have the whole crew together and see brand-new data from all work packages!

Bremen (Germany), 15-19 May 2019

The 2nd International Spring School on Resilience Research will take place from May 15 -19, 2019, in Castle Etelsen, near Bremen, Germany (close to Hamburg and Hanover airports). The school is intended for a small number of PhD students and postdocs who will learn about latest topics and methods in resilience research. Click here for information about last year’s event.

Mainz (Germany), 25-27 September 2019

The 5th International Symposium on Resilience Research will take place from Sep 25-27, 2019, in Mainz, Germany (30 min from Frankfurt International Airport). As every year, the meeting will cover latest developments and breakthroughs in stress resilience research, both in animal models and in human studies.  Click here for information about last year’s event.

Our vision

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the joint goal of developing an in silico model of stress resilience. To do so, we monitor healthy at-risk individuals (18+ years old) during stressful life phases, such as transition into adulthood or higher education, training-to-street transition (police officers), or abruptly changed life situations (accident victims in recovery). Multiple longitudinal studies collect psychological, behavioural, neural, and physiological markers, and apply advanced mathematical modelling to identify key risk indicators and resilience factors. The ultimate goal is a prognostic tool for people to monitor their mental stability, and to intervene effectively before the personal „tipping point“.

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To this date, each year, more than half a billion people in the world are affected by anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or addiction. These conditions often occur as a consequence of stressors, such as traumatic events, challenging life circumstances, strenuous transition phases, or physical illness. In Europe alone, stress-related disorders are believed to cause direct and indirect economic costs of about 200 billion € every year. Despite ample research efforts into the cause of these disorders, the burden on affected individuals and society as a whole has further grown. We believe that, instead of focusing on  disease, we need to understand what keeps us healthy.

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