Board of Associate Directors

Together with the Associate Directors, the Board members are the teachers of the programme acting as lecturers, as tutors and as supervisors. In the Summer Courses each director is responsible for the content of the day on their specialty.

dr. René Hurlemann

Consultant, Lecturer
University of Bonn
Head of Pharmacoimaging Group
Bonn, Germany
T: +49 228 287 15057
F: +49 228 287 16097

University University of Bonn, Germany
Position Consultant / Lecturer
University Degree 2001: MD, University of Bonn, Germany
2006: MSc. Universities of Maastricht and Florence (Affective Neuroscience)
PhD Thesis 2007: "The costs and benefits of emotional memory formation"
Research interests Neurobiology of emotion, affective neuroscience
Key Publications

Hurlemann R, Hawellek B, Matusch A, Kolsch H, Wollersen H, Madea B, Vogeley K, Maier W, Dolan RJ (2005) Noradrenergic modulation of emotion-induced forgetting and remembering. J Neurosci 25:6343-6349

Hurlemann R (2008) Noradrenergic-glucococorticoid mechanisms in emotion-induced amnesia: from adaptation to disease. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 197:13–23

Kukolja J, Schläpfer TE, Keysers C, Klingmuller, Maier W, Fink GR, Hurlemann R (2008) Modeling a negative response bias in the human amygdala by noradrenergic–glucocorticoid interactions. J Neurosci 28:12868–76

Hurlemann R, Schläpfer TE, Matusch A, Reich H, Shah NJ, Zilles K, Maier W, Bauer A (2009) Reduced 5-HT(2A) receptor signaling following selective bilateral amygdala damage. SCAN 4(1):79-84

Onur OA, Walter H, Schläpfer TE, Rehme AK, Schmidt C, Keysers C, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2009) Noradrenergic enhancement of amygdala responses to fear. SCAN 4:119-26

dr. Andrea Malizia

Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry
University of Bristol
Psychopharmacology Unit
Bristol, United Kingdom
T: +44 117 3313143

University University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Position Consultant / Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry
Other affiliations Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, London
University Degree 1983: MB BS, University of London, UK
1988: MRCPSych
1990: BA, Open University
1992: Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy, UMDS
2001: MD, University of Bristol, UK
PhD Thesis 2000: "Positron Emitting Ligands in the Study of the Clinical Psychopharmacology of Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders"
Research interests Psychopharmacology, Neuroimaging, Anxiety and affective disorders
Key Publications

Pangalos MN, Malizia AL, et al (1992) Effects of psychotropic drugs on excitatory amino acids in patients undergoing psychosurgery for depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 638-642.

Malizia AL, et al (1996) Benzodiazepine site pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic quantification in man: direct measurement of drug occupancy and effects on the human brain in vivo. Neuropharmacology, 35, 1483-1491.

Malizia AL, et al (1998) Decreased brain GABA(A)-benzodiazepine receptor binding in panic disorder: preliminary results from a quantitative PET study. Archives of General Psychiatry. 55 (8):715-20.

Malizia AL, et al (2000) Desipramine binding to Cardiac Noradrenaline reuptake Sites in Man in Vivo. European Journal of Pharmacology. 391: 263-267.

Daglish MRC, Weinstein A, Malizia AL et al (2001) Regional cerebral blood flow changes elicited by craving memories in abstinent opiate-dependent individuals. American Journal of Psychiatry 158 (10):1680-6.

Nutt DJ, Malizia AL (2004) Structural and functional brain changes in PTSD. J Clin Psychiatry 65 S1:11-7

Melichar JK, Hume SP, Williams TM, Daglish MR, Taylor LG, Ahmad R, Malizia AL, et al(2005) Using [11C]-Diprenorphine to image opioid receptor occupancy by methadone in opioid addiction: clinical and preclinical studies. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 312(1):309-15, 2005

prof. Stefano Pallanti

Professor of Psychiatry
Florence University
Dept. of Psychiatric and Neurological Sciences
Florence, Italy

University University of Florence, Italy
Position Professor of Psychiatry
Other affiliations Adjunct associate professor of psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
University Degree 1983: MD, Florence University, Italy
PhD Thesis 1992: "CNV Contingent Negative Variation in Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients"
Research interests Anxiety, Impulsivity, Clinical and Neurobiological studies
Key Publications

Hollander E, Pallanti S, Allen A, Sood E, Baldini Rossi N.Does sustained-release lithium reduce impulsive gambling and affective instability versus placebo in pathological gamblers with bipolar spectrum disorders? Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Jan;162(1):137-45

Haznedar MM, Roversi F, Pallanti S, Baldini-Rossi N, Schnur DB, Licalzi EM, Tang C, Hof PR, Hollander E, Buchsbaum MS. Fronto-thalamo-striatal gray and white matter volumes and anisotropy of their connections in bipolar spectrum illnesses. Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Apr 1;57(7):733-42

Pallanti S, Quercioli L. Treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: methodological issues, operational definitions and therapeutic lines.Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2006 May;30(3):400-12

Pallanti S, Quercioli L, Hollander E. Social anxiety in outpatients with schizophrenia: a relevant cause of disability. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Jan;161(1):53-8.

Pallanti S, Quercioli L, Pazzagli A, Rossi A, Dell'Osso L, Pini S,Cassano GB. Awareness of illness and subjective experience of cognitive complaints in patients with bipolar I and bipolar II disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Jul;156(7):1094-6

prof. Giampaolo Perna

Scientific Director and Chief
San Benedetto Hospital
Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences
Albese Con Cassano (Como), Italy
T: +39 347 8070293
F: +39 02 70036118

Affiliation San Benedetto Hospital, Albese con Cassano, Italy
Position Scientific Director and Chief
Other affiliations

Visiting Professor, Maastricht University
Voluntary Professor of Pyschiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (USA)

University Degree 1990: MD, State University of Milan
PhD Thesis 1997: "Psychobiology of Panic Disorder"
Research interests Biology of anxiety disorders, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Emotions and emotional intelligence, temperament and personality
Key Publications

Perna G, Favaron E, DiBella D, Bellodi L: Anti-Panic Efficacy of Paroxetine and Polymorphism within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene. Neuropsychopharmacol 30(12):2230-5, 2005

Caldirola D, Bellodi L, Cammino S, Perna G: Smoking and respiratory irregularity in panic disorder. Biol Psychiatry, 56: 393-398, 2004

Perna G, Bertani A, Caldirola D, Di Pasquale D, Migliarese G, Bellodi L: Modulation of hyperreactivity to 35% CO2 after one week treatment with paroxetine and reboxetine: a double blind, randomized study. J Clin Psychopharmacol 24: 1-6, 2004

Caldirola D, Bellodi L, Caumo A, Migliarese G, Perna G: Approximate entropy of respiratory patterns in panic disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 161: 79-87, 2004

Perna G, Cocchi S, Bertani A, Arancio C, Bellodi L: 35% CO2 challenge in healthy first degree relatives of patients with panic disorder. Am J Psychiatry, 152: 623-625, 1995

dr. Koen Schruers

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychiatry
Maastricht University
Dept. of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology
Maastricht, the Netherlands

University Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Position Assistant professor of Experimental Psychiatry
Other affiliations Head of Psychiatric Residency Training Programme, Vijverdal Academic Mental Health Center
University Degree MD, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
PhD Thesis 2001: "Studies in the Neurobiology of experimental Panic"
Research interests Neurobiology of emotion, Affective neuroscience
Key Publications

Van Duinen, MA, Schruers, KR, Maes, M, Griez, EJ, 2005. CO2 challenge results in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activation in healthy volunteers. J. Psychopharmacol.19(3): 243-7

Schruers, K, Koning, K, Luermans, J, Haack, MJ, Griez, E, 2005. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review of therapeutic perspectives. Acta Psychiatr. Scand.111(4): 261-71

Van-Duinen, MA, Schruers, KR, Jaegers, E, Maes, M, Griez, EJ, 2004. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function following a 35% CO2 inhalation in healthy volunteers. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry. 28(2): 279-83

Schruers, K, Griez, E, 2004. The effects of tianeptine or paroxetine on 35% CO2 provoked panic in panic disorder. J. Psychopharmacol. 18(4): 553-8

Schruers, K, van Diest, R, Overbeek, T, Griez, E, 2002. Acute L-5-hydroxytryptophan administration inhibits carbon dioxide-induced panic in panic disorder patients. Psychiatry Res. 113(3): 237-43

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