Neuroplasticity and Neuromodulation

The Junior Research Group “Neuroplasticity and Neuromodulation” is embedded in the Institute of Translational Psychiatry (Department of Mental Health at the University of Münster) and investigates the role of structural connectivity (“Connectomics”) alterations in affective disorders and how antidepressive treatments, especially neurostimulation techniques like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), modulate brain networks and induce neuroplastic effects.


Repple J, Mauritz M, Meinert S, de Lange S, Grotegerd D, Opel N, Redlich R, Hahn T, Förster K, Leehr EJ, Winter N, Goltermann J, Enneking V, Fingas, SM, Lemke H, Waltemate L, Nenadic I, Krug A, Brosch K, Schmit S, Stein F, Meller T, Jansen A, Steinsträter O, Baune BT, Kircher T, Dannlowski U, van den Heuvel M (in press): Current depression severity and remission status are associated with connectome alterations in major depressive disorder. Molecular Psychiatry. [IF: 12.0]

Opel N, Martin S, Meinert S, Redlich R, Enneking V, Richter M, Goltermann J, Johnen A, Dannlowski U, Repple J (2019): White matter microstructure mediates the association between physical fitness and cognition in healthy, young adults. Nature Scientific Reports. [IF: 4.0]

Repple J, Karliczek G, Meinert S, Foerster K, Grotegerd D, Goltermann J, Redlich R, Arolt V, Baune B, Dannlowski U, Opel N (2019): Variation of HbA1c affects cognition and white matter microstructure in healthy, young adults. Molecular Psychiatry. [IF: 12.0]

Repple J, Zaremba D, Meinert S, Grotegerd D, Redlich R, Förster K, Dohm K, Opel N, Hahn T, Enneking V, Leehr EJ, Böhnlein J, Dzvonyar F, Sindermann L, Winter N, Goltermann J, Kugel H, Bauer J, Heindel W, Arolt V, Dannlowski U. (2019): Time heals all wounds? A 2-year longitudinal DTI study in major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience 44(4):1-7. [IF: 5.2]

Repple J, Meinert S, Bollettini I, Grotegerd D, Redlich R, Zaremba D, Bürger C, Förster K, Dohm K, Stahl F, Opel N, Hahn T, Enneking V, Leehr EJ, Böhnlein J, Leenings R, Kaehler C, Emden D, Winter NR, Heindel W, Kugel H, Bauer J, Arolt V, Benedetti F, Dannlowski U. (2019): Treatment response to ECT is associated with white matter integrity. Psychological Medicine Apr 23:1-8. [IF: 5.4]