Team Leader

Antong He

Antong is currently finishing his dual studies – Master of Science – in Economic and Organizational Sciences. As part of this program, he is working in parallel for Allianz SE in Munich. Based on this background, Antong is able to offer to our organization professional expertise in economics and is therefore our core finances executive since May 2019. ...

Dr. Marta Orlando

Dr. Marta Orlando is a post doctoral scientist working at CharitƩ University Hospital in Berlin. She performs electron microscopy experiments to investigate the shape and function and plastic changes of presynaptic terminals. She joined DNO in 2017, first as a Jury member. She was enthusiastic about the organisation and joined the Academic Team soon thereafter. Since 2018 she is taking care of Registration for the DNO regional competition in Berlin and, since 2019, is Team Leader of the Berlin Team. ...

Janina Kupke

Janina Kupke is a PhD student at the University of Heidelberg, where she finished her masterā€™s degree in 2018. During her PhD, she tries to unravel the molecular and cellular mechanisms which underlie the stabilisation of memories in order to become long-lasting. Janina joined DNO in 2016, where she became part of the academic team and took over the registration for Heidelberg. Since 2018, Janina is a team leader in Heidelberg together with Nathalie Tisch. ...

Mandy Watson

Mandy Watson was a High School Science teacher and Administrator at the Berlin International School until Summer 2019. After 12 years at the Berlin International School, she took over the position of Vice Principal at the Berlin Metropolitan School. Having written her dissertation in neurophysiology in 1996, she has have maintained her passion for all things neuroscience ever since. Mandy is one of the founders and board members of DNO Berlin e.V. and extremely dedicated as Leader of the DNO...

Dr. Nathalie Tisch

Dr. Nathalie Tisch successfully defended her PhD in 2019 at the University of Heidelberg and is currently working at the UMN in Mannheim. While she mainly focused on the Ā subject of Neuroscience during her master studies, she has entered into a more Ā interdisciplinary field for her PhD work. Nathalie studied neurovascular interactions. Primarily, she tried to understand how blood vessels, which communicate with neurons at the neurovascular interface, fuel our brain with oxygen and energy as well as promote neuronal...

Florian Kohrt

Florian’s academic journey started with informatics at the University of Munich, moved to Physics, also at the University of Munich, and ended up with Psychology at the University of WĆ¼rzburg. Within this context, Florian spends a considerable amount of his time investigating the interplay between technology and society. We spend an enormous amount of our time with modern technology, giving a lot of power to the ones that design these devices and shape our usage. Since the early stages of...

Dr. Catarina LuĆ­s

Catarina has finished her PhD in 2018 at the University of Heidelberg. During her PhD and first Post Doc in Heidelberg and at the central institute of mental health in Mannheim, she worked on neurobilogical mechanisms of addiction. In particular, she investigated different brain activities which correlate to specific addiction behaviours, such as craving and relapse, in animal models of addiction. Currently Catarina is a Project and Communication Manager at the European Vaccine Initiative in Heidelberg, which focuses on coordinating...