Our Institute presents


Professor Rainer Haberberger

“Pain management using a biochip? Harnessing the capacities of nociceptors”

Thursday, 02/02/23, 9 am
Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology
Seminar room (Floor 8, Room 12)

Animal Welfare Award 2022


Dr. Stephan Leisengang, research fellow at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology, was awarded with the First Place of the ‘Animal Welfare Award 2022’ of the University Hospital Essen.
The award was conferred by Professor Jochen Werner, Medical Director and CEO of the University Hospital Essen, and Professor Gero Hilken, Director of the Central Animal Laboratory of the University Hospital Essen.
The submitted project on neuro-glial primary cell cultures of the nociceptive system to complement in vivo studies in pain research and, thereby, reducing the number of animals and minimize stress in line with the 3R-principle, convinced the jury to award Stephan’s work.


With her lecture "Sit, immune cell. Sit!" Marie Jakobs received the Science Slam Prize of the Medical Faculty with the support of the University Medicine Foundation as part of the 21st Research Day of the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Gebin 2022

GEBIN Conference 2022 in Erlangen

On behalf of the Steering Committee of the German Endocrine-Brain-Immune-Network (GEBIN) it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 14th GEBIN Conference
that will be held between March 30 to April 1, 2022 at the Medical School Campus (Hörsaalzentrum Medizin, Ulmenweg 18, Erlangen), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg *
and 11th GEBIN Educational Short Course March 29 to 30, 2022


Besondere Anerkennung für 7 Forschungsinstitute und 8 Kliniken der Universitätsmedizin Essen: Gemeinsam bilden sie künftig das „Center for Translational and Behavioral Neuroscience“ (C-TNBS). Beteiligt ist unter anderen das Institut für Medizinische Psychologie und Verhaltensimmunbiologie.


Channel of Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim. Interview with Prof. Schedlowski (min 10'). '5 Missverständnisse über den Placeboeffekt', August '19

Teaching Award 2020

The best-rated courses in the first study section are the seminar "Integrated Emergency Medicine" and the seminar "Medical Psychology and Sociology" by Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Schedlowski, Prof. Dr. Sven Benson and Anna Lena Kahl. The prize money of 1,000 € each will benefit teaching and seminar of the award winners. Prof. dr. Sven Benson was awarded as one of the best lecturers. Read more


BBC filmed documentary at Essen University Hospital

Manfred Schedlowski, director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunology, has been filmed and interview by the BBC. The broadcasting of the one hour program of journalists Joe Myerscough and Maia Krall-Fry focusing on placebo will start this autumn in England, additionally on 3sat or Arte later on.

About us

The Institute of Medical Psychology was founded in 1978 and is one of the pre-clinical Departments of the Essen University Hospital.


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