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Rupert Lanzenberger edits book in the famous "Handbook of Clinical Neurology" series

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(Vienna, 26 February 2021) Rupert Lanzenberger, neuroscientist specialising in molecular and functional imaging in the field of psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, has published the edition on "Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry" as joint editor, together with I. Savic (Karolinska, Sweden and UCLA, USA) and G. Kranz (Hongkong).

The new review presents neuroscientific results in the field of psychiatry and neurology from the perspective of sex differences in 27 chapters on 475 pages. For this task, R. Lanzenberger et al. were able to assemble a team of 64 international experts from 16 countries, predominantly from the USA, Europe and Australia. The range of topics addressed includes neuroanatomical and neurophysiological sex differences in different phases of development, the interplay of (epi)genetic and hormonal factors through to gender-specific treatment options in the sense of "gender medicine". The book contains a detailed description of sex differences in the most common psychiatric and neurological diseases with particular emphasis on diseases characterised by a marked difference in prevalence between the sexes, such as e.g. autism or stress-related disorders. The whole book or individual chapters thereof can be freely accessed as an e-book via MedUni Vienna's university library.
 

About Rupert Lanzenberger
Rupert Lanzenberger studied medicine and biology, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1998, qualified as a university lecturer in neurosciences in 2010 and was appointed associate professor in 2012. The doctor has been working at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy since 2004 and, together with his team and in close collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy and the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, has helped to build up an internationally recognised interdisciplinary field of research in psychiatric imaging, focusing on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). His joint international research and publication activities are reflected in 233 peer-reviewed publications with co-authors from 134 research institutions in 28 countries (h-index 52, ~10000 citations, cumulative impact factor >1000).

Lanzenberger is a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals in his field, such as NeuroImage and International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, and has co-organised international conferences such as the CINP and RSBC. He is a member of several international bodies for evaluating research. For example, he has worked for the EU, as part of the European Research Council, for the German Universities Excellence Initiative and as an expert assessor for numerous research funding organisations such as DFG, MRC, NOW, ISF, Helmholtz Association and Wellcome Trust. Within Austria, he also collaborates with various universities and in various fields of research: e.g. in 2017 and 2019, as a spokesman for the "Interdisciplinary Translational Brain Research Cluster (ITHC) with high-field MR" of three universities, generously funded by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economic Affairs (BMWFW), and as a long-standing member of the management team of the Medical Imaging Research Cluster and as Principal Investigator in MedUni Vienna's Medical Neurosciences Research Cluster. Over the last few years, members of his research group have won numerous national and international research prizes and he himself won the renowned World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Research Prize in 2015, and the Hans Heimann Promotion Prize awarded by the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) for the supervisor of the best dissertation in 2020. He is a member of numerous international research associations and was voted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2018, together with e.g. this year's Nobel Prize-winner, Emmanuelle Charpentier, who has worked in Vienna for many years.

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Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry.
Handbook of Clinical Neurology;

Vol. 175, pages 2-459 (2020), ELSEVIER / Academic Press
Edited by Rupert Lanzenberger, Georg S. Kranz, Ivanka Savic

www.sciencedirect.com/handbook/handbook-of-clinical-neurology/vol/175/suppl/C

 

Service:
Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry.
Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 175, pages 2-459 (2020), ELSEVIER / Academic Press
Edited by Rupert Lanzenberger, Georg S. Kranz, Ivanka Savic

www.sciencedirect.com/handbook/handbook-of-clinical-neurology/vol/175/suppl/C