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ERC Starting Grant - Precision medicine in traumatic brain injury using individual neurosteroid response (Neuroprecise)

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Inga Katharina Koerte
  • Affiliation: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
  • Funding: 2019 to 2024


In 2014, Inga Katharina Koerte was appointed Professor of Neurobiological Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at LMU and director of the research group cBRAIN. Since 2016, she also holds a position as Lecturer at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Her main research focus is traumatic brain injury where she studies the effects on the brain’s structure, function, and development. In 2012 her group was the first to detect microstructural brain alterations associated with heading the ball in soccer.

Her ERC project on Precision Medicine in Traumatic Brain Injury Using Individual Neurosteroid Response (Neuroprecise) will characterize the brain’s hormonal response to trauma. She will also use advanced neuroimaging to generate individual injury profiles for each patient, which will pave the way for personalized treatment options.

Inga Katharina Koerte studied Medicine in Freiburg and Munich, and at Harvard Medical School in Boston as a Munich-Harvard Alliance Fellow. She pursued her medical residency at Dr. von Hauner’s Children’s Hospital and at the Institute of Clinical Radiology, where she completed her Habilitation in 2013. She did her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and has since built her research group both at Harvard Medical School and LMU.

Source: LMU