Collaborative Research Centre 1193: “Neurobiology of resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction: from understanding mechanisms to promoting preventions”

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has established the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1193 at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on July 1, 2016. The CRC 1193 is funded with a total amount of around EUR 12.1 million for an initial period of four years. The lead of the CRC 1193 has Prof. Dr. Beat Lutz, director of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry of the University Medical Center, together with the deputy spokespersons Prof. Dr. Raffael Kalisch of the Neuroimaging Center of the University Medical Center and Prof. Dr. Michèle Wessa of the Department of Psychology JGU Mainz.

The CRC 1193 aims to investigate protective mechanisms in the brain that support the maintenance of mental health during and after adversity (e.g., potentially traumatizing events, challenging life circumstances, physical illness). In particular, researchers will focus on the identification and neurobiological understanding of resilience mechanisms. Focusing on resilience rather than on pathophysiology represents a paradigm shift in mental health research. The overarching goal of this CRC is to promote this paradigm shift and to exploit it for the development of new prevention strategies.

The FTN members involved in the CRC 1193 are:

  • Prof. Amparo Acker-Palmer
  • Prof. Benedikt Berninger
  • Prof. Sergiu Groppa
  • Prof. Raffael Kalisch
  • Prof. Klaus Lieb
  • Prof. Heiko Luhmann
  • Prof. Beat Lutz
  • Prof. Marianne Müller
  • Prof. Jochen Roeper
  • Prof. Soojin Ryu
  • Prof. Mathias Schreckenberger
  • Prof. Susann Schweiger
  • Jun.-Prof. Albrecht Stroh
  • Prof. Oliver Tüscher
  • Johannes Vogt, Ph.D.
  • Prof. Michéle Wessa
  • Prof. Ulrich Zechner