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In February 2024, representatives from 18 Leibniz Institutes came together to exchange ideas, initiate, and deepen research projects.
The Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) welcomes its 11th research group with the title "Computational Resilience Research", headed by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Janina Hesse.
A distinguished visitor and a knowledge boost - this is what awaits you on 22.02.2024 at 13:30 at the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) when Prof. Christian Lüscher from the Neurocenter of the University of Geneva presents his latest research findings. Find out here how you can be part of it.
Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Schilbach, Prof. Dr. Anja Baethge, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Rigotti.
Many students in Rhineland-Palatinate are experiencing significant psychological stress. In response to this challenge, the Ministry of Science and Health, in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR), has initiated the project "Healthy Studying in Rhineland-Palatinate".
To recognize and honor the contributions of our talented young scientists, the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) awards up to four LIR-AWARDS in three categories. We would like to congratulate Papoula Petri-Romão, Sarah Ayash, Miriam Schilbach and Umair Hassan on this year's awards.
The Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) congratulates Dr. Miriam Schilbach on her nomination for the Leibniz Association Doctoral Prize.
"Time is a great healer" - at least according to a popular saying. But are we perhaps placing too much emphasis on the factor of time? Prof. Dr. Albrecht Stroh from the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research sheds light on the question of whether forgetting can be beneficial.
As part of the Nuremberg Days for Migration 2023 at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), an engaging panel delved into the topic of migration and its impact on social change. The panel featured distinguished speakers, including Parliamentary State Secretary Mahmut Ordemir from the Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Homeland, historian Prof. Dr. Jochen Oltmer from the University of Osnabrück, author, journalist, and human rights advocate Düzen Tekkal, MdB. Dr. Ann-Verschka Jurisch, Member of Parliament, and psychologist Dr. Donya Gilan from the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) gGmbH.
The primary goal of the Leibniz Science Campus "NanoBrain" is to pioneer novel, innovative, and highly specific approaches for preventing and treating diseases of the central nervous system.
In this ARTE report, LIR scientists get to the bottom of current issues relating to stress and resilience. Learn more about the longitudinal study "DynaMORE" by Prof. Kalisch, the BEWARE project for students by Prof. Wessa and let Prof. Müller explain to you what we humans can learn from resilient mice.
What causes stress, and how and why does occur? Is stress always dangerous? Is there such a thing as positive stress? How do we manage to make rational decisions under stress? Psychologist Leon Windscheid from Terra Explore tries to answer these questions together with Dr. Donya Gilan from LIR.
A study conducted by HIS HE e.V. has analyzed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and increasing digitalization on academic life. This analysis aims to shape the future trajectory of education in collaboration with the Student Services of Rhineland-Palatinate. Psychosocial counseling has been identified as a vital component within the spectrum of services offered by Student Services, alongside the provision of affordable housing and meals at universities. In recognition of its significance, the Ministry of Science and Health has allocated 500,000 euros to strengthen psychosocial counseling. This funding will be directed towards a pilot project conducted in partnership with the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research Mainz (LIR).
The Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Lara Puhlmann on being awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society (MPG). This esteemed recognition is in honor of her outstanding scientific achievements, specifically her dissertation on stress reduction through mental training. Currently, Dr. Puhlmann is continuing her research on the biological and psychological determinants of stress resilience within the working group led by Prof. Dr. Raffael Kalisch at LIR.
Twenty-six young Leibniz PhD students gathered for the 5th Future Workshop of the Leibniz PhD Network in Mainz. The central theme of this year's event was focused on the mental health aspects affecting young scientists in academia.
The Institute has already emerged as a leading figure in this field within the German research landscape
New study by the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) in Mainz identi-fies basic brain mechanisms and neurocircuits that determine resilience.
Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research receives 1,200,000 euros to research innovative therapeutic approaches for the prevention and treatment of stress-associated diseases
LIR welcomed the President of the Leibniz Association, Prof. Dr. Martina Brockmeier, for the first time on a visit to the institute. It is a very special visit with a double signal effect.
Der rheinland-pfälzische Gesundheitsminister Clemens Hoch hat heute bei einem Besuch des Leibniz-Instituts für Resilienzforschung Mainz (LIR) drei Förderbescheide in Höhe von insgesamt 760.417 Euro zum Start des Projekts "ACCESS" übergeben.
02.12.2022 Exchange with researchers from Japan
"It is our great pleasure to have Prof. Kumagai, Prof. Inokuchi and Dr. Nakajima here with us...
11/20/2022 Examined psychological stress responses during the COVID-19 pandemic and compared these to known responses following other stressful events.
On November 17, 2021, the Senate of the Leibniz Association approved the funding of the new Leibniz Research Network "Resilient Ageing". In this network, 15 Leibniz institutes under the leadership of the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) and the Leibniz Institute for Research on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) are working together on an interdisciplinary basis on the topic of healthy aging.
#resilience2023: Where it happens. Researchers from across the globe will gather to discuss progress and new avenues in the science of resilience. The meeting takes place in Mainz from September 27 to 29, 2023.
On the following pages, the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) provides information that is intended to help people who have fled Ukraine to cope psychologically with their traumatic experiences on the one hand, and to offer support to scientists who have fled Ukraine on the other hand.
For all those who are curious and thirsty for knowledge, we want to make another exciting offer with the upcoming Book a Scientist on 8 April 2022: Book your exclusive, virtual appointment with our Leibniz scientists!
Due to the current situation, the next LIR talks will take place as online events only.
In the podcast by t-online and the Leibniz Association, LIR scientists, among others, discuss how to cope with the Corona pandemic with the journalist Ursula Weidenfeld.
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