Meike Hettwer

Meike Hettwer

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • imaging genetics • neural correlates of risk and resilience to psychiatric disorders • functional networks and inter-hemispheric interactions • adaptation and plasticity

Academic education

since 2020 Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig
2018–2020 Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Science, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
2015–2018 Bachelor of Science, University of Münster

Scientific awards and scholarships

2019–2020 Deutschlandstipendium, Goethe University & Merz Pharma
2019 Best student of the year award, University of Münster
2019 Best student of the year award, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
2018 DAAD Scholarship
2018 Jasso Scholarship
2017 DAAD Promo scholarship
2014 & 2015 President's Honor Roll for outstanding students, Santa Barbara City College, CA, USA


Krüger, B., Hettwer, M., Zabicki, A., de Haas, B., Munzert, J., Zentgraf, K. (2020). Practice modality of motor sequences impacts the neural signature of motor imagery. Scientific Reports, 10:19176. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-76214-y

Poster presentations

Zabicki et al. (2019). The neural signature of mental motor imagery depends on experience. Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting 2019, Rome, Italy.

Bittner et al. (2019). The benefit of macro-anatomical alignment for fMRI-based imaging genetics. Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting 2019, Rome, Italy.

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