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CV Christian Beste

1981 Born in Bochum, Germany
1987-1991 Primary school, Bochum
1991-2000 Grammar school, Bochum (Abitur)
2000-2001 Civil Service
2001-2006 Psychology Student (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
2006 Diploma Thesis: „Einfluss von Entwicklungs- und okulomotorischen Prozessen auf Asymmetrien visuell-räumlicher Aufmerksamkeitsleistungen“ (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Güntürkün, PD Dr. Hausmann)
2007 Dissertation: „A cognitive-neurophysiological analysis of error processing in Huntington’s disease” (magna cum laude) (Dr. rer. nat.)(Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Güntürkün, Prof. Dr. Falkenstein)
2006-2007 Research Assistent at Neurological University Clinic St. Josef-Hospital(Prof. Dr. Gold)
2007-2008 Research Assistant at Department of Clinical Radiology, AG Cognition and Gender, University Münster (Prof. Dr. Dr. Pfleiderer)
2006-2009 Visiting Scientist and Research Assistant at the Leibniz Research Centre, Dortmund (Prof. Dr. Falkenstein)
since 2009 Research Assistant at the Biopsychology Lab, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Güntürkün)
04/2010-02/2011 Research Visit at the MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit, Cambridge UK, (Prof. John Duncan, FRS) 
03/2011-09/2011 Research Assistant at the Biopsychology Lab, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Güntürkün) 
since 12/2011  Head of the Independent Emmy Noether Research Group "Neuronal Mechanisms of Action Control"
07/2012 Habilitation (2nd PhD)  "Cognitive Neuroscience" 
since 10/2013


since 06/2014

2016 - 2017


Full Professor of Cognitive Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine of
the TU Dresden

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Institute of Psychology, TU Dresden

Scientist at the National Institute of Mental Healthy, Experimental Neurobiology Division, Klecany, Czech Republic

Fellowships and awards

2007 Congress Fellowship 51 Annual Meeting of German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and functional Imaging (DGKN) (Munich)
2009 Young Scientist Award of the German Psychophysiological Society (DGPA)
2010 Fellowship of the German Research Council (DFG); Auslandsstipendium
Scientific activities and professional Services

Editorial board memberships:

since 2011                   Neuropsychologia (Editorial Board)

since 2014                   Scientific Reports (Editorial Board)

since 2019                   Frontiers in Psychology (Editorial Board)

2013                            Frontiers in Cognition (Guest Editor)

2016                            European Journal of Neuroscience (Guest Editor)

2009-2013                   Journal of Psychophysiology (Associate Editor)


Reviewer for (examples):


Archives of General Psychiatry; Biological Psychiatry; Biological Psychology; Brain; Brain, Behaviour and Immunity; Cerebral Cortex; Clinical Neurophysiology; Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience; Cortex; Current Biology; Depression and Anxiety; European Journal of Neuroscience; European Journal of Neurology; Frontiers in Cognition; Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience; Frontiers in Neuroscience; Human Brain Mapping; Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Neural Transmission; Journal of Neurology; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Psychophysiology; Neurobiology of Aging; NeuroImage; NeuroImage Clinical; Neurology; Nature Communications; Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience; Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews; Parkinsonism & Related Disorders; PLoS One; Psychophysiology; Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry; Schizophrenia Bulletin


Grant Reviewer for:

-         Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

-         Prinses Beatrix Fonds (Netherlands)

-         Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

-         Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

-         FWF (Austria))

-         Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)

-         European Research Concil (ERC)

-         Medical Research Council (MRC)



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