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Oliver Gruber

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

  • 1995 - 1998
    Resident, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn

  • 1997 - 1998
    Assistant Doctor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, and Institute of Medicine at Research Center Jülich

  • 1998 – 2001
    Assistant doctor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MPI of Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig /
    Day-care Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, University of Leipzig

  • 2001 –  2003
    Assistant doctor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of  Psychiatry III, University of Ulm

  • 2003 - 2004
    Group Leader and Head of Neuroimaging Lab, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Homburg

  • 2004 - 2007
    Junior Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in Psychiatry, Specialist Registrar, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Homburg

  • 2007 - present
    Professor of Systems Neuroscience and Psychiatry,
    Deputy Chairman and Assistant Medical Director,
    Head of the Centre for Translational Research in Systems Neuroscience and Clinical Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Georg August University Göttingen

Major Research Interests:

Oliver Gruber

  • Multimodal Neuroimaging (Structural and Functional MRI, MRS, DTI)

  • Experimental Neuropsychology

  • Physiology and Pathophysiology of Neurofunctional Systems (e.g., Working Memory, Executive Functions)

  • Genomic Imaging

  • Neurocognitive and Neurophysiological (Endo-)Phenotypes in Psychiatric Disorders, in particular in Schizophrenia and Affective Psychoses

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Göttingen
von-Siebold-Str. 5

37075 Göttingen

phone: +49 551 39 12289

Further Information:
Department of Psychiatry

Selected Recent Publications:

Gruber O, Müller T, Falkai P (2007). Dynamic interactions between brain systems underlying different components of verbal working memory. J Neural Transm 114 (8): 1047-1050

Gruber O, Falkai P, Schneider-Axmann T, Schwab SG, Wagner M, Maier W (2008). Neuregulin-1 haplotype HAPICE is associated with reduced hippocampal volumes in schizophrenic patients and in non-affected family members. J Psychiatric Res, 43(1):1-6

Gruber O, Melcher T, Diekhof EK, Karch S, Falkai P, Goschke T. (2009) Brain mechanisms associated with background monitoring of the environment for potentially significant sensory events. Brain & Cognition, 69(3):559-64

Diekhof, E.K., Falkai, P., Gruber, O. (2008) Functional neuroimaging of reward processing and decision-making: A review of aberrant motivational and affective processing in addiction and mood disorders. Brain Research Reviews, 59(1):164-184

Melcher T, Falkai P, Gruber O. (2008) Functional brain abnormalities in psychiatric disorders: Neural mechanisms to detect and resolve cognitive conflict and interference. Brain Research Reviews, 59(1):96-124

Diekhof EK, Falkai P, Gruber O. (2009) Functional interactions guiding adaptive processing of behavioral significance. Human Brain Mapping, Epub ahead of print

Koelsch S, Schulze K, Sammler D, Fritz T, Müller K, Gruber O (2009). Functional Architecture of Verbal and Tonal Working Memory: An fMRI Study. Hum Brain Mapp, 30(3):859-73