5th International Symposium on Resilience Research





Sept 25-27, 2019, Mainz, Germany

The meeting covers latest developments and break-throughs in stress resilience research, both in animal models and in human studies.


Sarah Ayash, DRZ Mainz
Richard Bryant, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Christine Denny, Columbia University
Philipp Faure, CNRS and Sorbonne University, Paris
Nicole Geschwind, Maastricht University
Sam Golden, University of Washington
Israel Liberzon, Department of Psychiatry, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Marianne Müller, DRZ Mainz
Jan-Marino Ramirez, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Research Institute
Gal Richter-Levin, University of Haifa
Karin Roelofs, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Arieh Shalev, New York University
Murray B. Stein, University of California, San Diego
Cynthia Stonnington, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Short biographies of the Speakers (PDF for download)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM (PDF for download) and POSTER (PDF for Download)

 Pre-symposium workshop: Methods in Resilience Research

A free workshop focusing on methods useful for monitoring and analyzing mental health, affect, stress and other data in human subjects
Tuesday, September 24, 9 am to 4:30 pm
University Medical Center, Langenbeckstraße 1, 55131 Mainz, Building 708, ground floor, Seminar Room 1
09:00 Introduction to ecological ambulatory monitoring, EMA (Thomas Kubiak, Mainz)
10:00 Measuring and analyzing physiological ambulatory data (Katja Petrowski, Mainz)
11:15 Symptom network modeling: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses (Gaby Lunansky, Amsterdam, and Jessica Fritz, Cambridge)
13:45 Modeling latent growth (Thomas Rigotti, Mainz)
15:30 Time series analysis: overview and perspectives (Illia Horenko, Lugano)
Registration is free. Coffee provided. To register, please send us an e-mail by August 15. Program inquiries via e-mail.


Symposium and workshop are organized yearly by the Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ), the International Resilience Alliance (intresa), the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of Resilience", and the EU Horizon project DynaMORE. We are part of the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²).


The young researcher short talks are supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung.




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Poster sessions – young researcher short talks – travel grants – poster award
Participants are invited to submit poster abstracts (max. 300 words, please give full author list and affiliations) via e-mail (deadline July 1). Suitable posters by young researchers are selected for short talks. Please indicate your age when submitting. Speakers will be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The best poster will receive a poster award (300 €).

The venue
University Medical Center
Main campus, building 708
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

The city
Mainz is located in the heart of Germany, only 30 min from Frankfurt International Airport. Mainz is Germany’s third oldest city and the place where Johannes Gutenberg invented print. Mainz offers various tourist attractions, including the historical city center with its 1000 year-old cathedral, the Gutenberg Museum (home of the Gutenberg Bible), Marc Chagall‘s blue stained-glass window in St. Stefan’s church, and the baroque fortress overlooking the city. Mainz is surrounding by vineyards which produce some of Germany’s best white wines. Taste them in one of the city’s many winehouses.

Travel information
From Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt Airport is connected to Mainz Central Station ("Mainz Hbf") via regular direct regional trains from its regional train station (not long-distance train station!). No prebooking is required. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines in the train station (cash, credit card, EC card).
Take either an R or an S8 train (not S9!), leaving from platform 3.
Costs: about 5 € one-way. Travel duration: 26 min. Timetables: here.
Cabs take 25-35 min. Costs: 60-70 € one-way.

From Mainz Central Station (Mainz Hbf)
On foot: Take back exit (“Ausgang West“). Walking distance 15 min.
By bus: On station square, bus bay G, take buses 9 (dir. Brezelbäckerei), 62 (dir. Weisenau), 63 (dir. Laubenheim), 67 (dir. Zornheim), 76 (dir. Landwehrweg).
Buses leave every few minutes. Exit "Universitätsmedizin" (2 stops). Travel duration 4 min.
Tickets (1,75 €) can be bought from the driver (cash) or from ticket machines at the bus stop (cash, EC card).
By cab: station square. Travel duration 5 min.

By car
Use parking garage Augustusplatz (Am Römerlager, 55131 Mainz, 5 min by foot).

A map of the location and ways to reach it is coming soon.

Hotel recommendations
AC Hotel Mainz (on central station square)
Hilton Mainz City (20 min walking distance)
Hilton Mainz River Front (30 min)
Hotel Hammer (on central station square)
Hyatt Regency (30 min)
me and all hotel mainz (10 min)
Novotel Mainz (10 min)

For further travel information, please contact us via e-mail.

Raffael Kalisch, Beat Lutz, Michèle Wessa, Mainz; Birgit Kleim, Zürich

Organizing committee
Sevil Duvarci, Christian Fiebach, Jochen Roeper, Frankfurt; Marianne Müller, Mainz

Registration is mandatory (deadline Aug 1).
Fees: Senior researchers: €150, students and postdocs: €80, FTN and rmn2 students: €20.
Fees are waived for speakers.

Please transfer your registration fee to the following bank account by August 1, 2019
Mainzer Volksbank eG
IBAN: DE60 5519 0000 0966 5010 17
Verwendungszweck: "Int.'l Symposium on Resilience Research – 20702"

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Administrative contact
Martina Diehl
German Resilience Center (DRZ) gGmbH
Untere Zahlbacher Str. 8
55131 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 17-5788