Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology I - Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology
and Psychotherapy

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Petra Platte

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Petra Platte

E-Mail platte@psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de


Curriculum vitae

1990 Diploma in psychology (University of Würzburg)
1990 - 1993 PhD Thesis, University of Trier (summa cum laude)
1993 - 1995 Post-doc, University of Trier
1995 - 1997 Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
1997 - 1998 Scholarship, National Institutes of Health (USA)
1998 - 2001 Post-doc, University of Trier
2002 - 2006 Lecturer, University of Würzburg
2006 Habilitation treatise
2006 - 2008 Formation of the association "Dick & Dünn Nordwest e.V."
2008 Monell Institute, Philadelphia (USA)
2009 - 2010 Contract research
 2010 - 09/2019 Post-doc, University of Würzburg

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Research interests

  • Eating Behavior and Eating Disorders
  • Old Order Amish
  • Autism
  • Psychiatric burden in refugees

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Awards and grants

1993Dissertation award from the University of Trier
1994Heinz-Heckhausen junior scientist prize of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs)
1995Research grant: DFG: PL 216/1-1 "Energy expenditure and eating behavior in the elderly"
1995Christina Barz award
1996Research grant: DFG: PL216/2-2 "Risk factors for the development of obesity"
1998Grant UPENN "Genetic studies in the Old Order Amish"
2004Grant UPENN "Genetic studies in the Old Order Amish"
2010University award for excellence in science
2016University Teaching Award

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Co-operation partners

  • Adrian Meule, PhD, University of Salzburg, Department of Psychology, Austria
  • Kelly Costello Allison & Albert J. Stunkard, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Paul Breslin, PhD, Professor, Rutgers University Department of Nutritional Sciences & Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
  • Maximilian Muenke, MD, Medical Director, Chief, Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Institute, USA

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