Summer School 2015

„Emotions in Motion- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Study Emotions”

Innsbruck, Austria, September 15th – 17th 2015
Medical University of Innsbruck and University of Innsbruck


Gastvortrag von Katharina Domschke M. A.

„Zum Glück habe ich Angst! Aber was, wenn Angst zur Krankheit wird?"

Mittwoch, 16.09.2015, 18:30 - 20:00 Uhr
M. EG 180 Centrum für Chemie und Biomedizin, Innrain 80-82, 6020 Innsbruck

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Summer School Programme:

Application deadline: July 1st, 2015


Emotions play a central role in our everyday life, pervading all aspects of our thinking and behaviour. The Innsbruck Summer School 2015 provides the opportunity for 30 PhD and advanced master students to work with leading researchers representing a variety of academic disciplines such as psychiatry, neuroscience and pharmacology, and to discuss the various approaches currently being used to improve our understanding of the mechanisms behind emotions.

All issues relating to “emotions” will be investigated in an interdisciplinary approach to show how the disciplines benefit from each other and stimulate each other.

Lectures by leading international and European researchers will be accompanied by interactive workshops, practical sessions and group work.


Programme Calendar

September 15, 2015
September 16, 2015
September 17, 2015
Emotions and Cognition Social Neurosciences/Behaviour Anxiety


  • Andrew Holmes, Laboratory of Behavioral and Genomic Neuroscience, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, USA: “When pleasure prevails over punishment:‎ how drugs make us compulsive, whatever the consequences”
  • Andreas Erfurth, Vienna: „Emotions and Music“


  • Mathias Sutter, University of Innsbruck, AT: "To lie or not to lie: Neural Basis of Deception in Social Interaction"
  • Elisabeth Binder, Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, DE: “Genetically determined differences in the immediate transcriptome response to stress predict risk-related brain function and psychiatric disorders”
  • Inga Neumann, Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, University Regensburg, DE: "Oxytocin regulates socio-emotional behaviour"
  • Connie Sánchez, Lundbeck Research, Kopenhagen (introduction to workshop)


  • Hans-Christian Pape, Institute of Physiology, University Münster, DE: “How cannabis relieves or exacerbates anxiety”
  • Katharina Domschke, Department of Psychiatry, University of Würzburg: “Patho-Genetics of Anxiety”
  • John Cryan, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork, IR: “Gut-brain connections in anxiety/depression”

Workshop (N. Singewald, F. Ferraguti, Medical University & University of Innsbruck, AT): “Circuits of Emotions – Translational Aspects: From Animal to Man”

Workshop (C. Sanchez, J. Striessnig ): “New Therapeutic Aspects for CNS Disorders”

Workshop (P. Pauli, M. Müller), Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg): “Virtual reality as an ecologically valid tool to study and change fear and anxiety”


Situated within easily accessible distances from the educational institutions. The rooms are either single or double rooms, in case of a shared room, you will share with one other student of the same gender.

Social Programme

Although our primary concern is providing education, there will be time to explore the city of Innsbruck including a trip to the surrounding mountains.



Summer School an der Med Uni Innsbruck


For further information or enquiries please contact Mag. Sabine Edlinger (
+43(0)512 9003 70060
at the Medical University of Innsbruck.

Download application form


For further information or enquiries please contact Mag. Sabine Edlinger (
+43(0)512 9003 70060
at the Medical University of Innsbruck.

Download application form