Annegret Habich

Annegret Habich

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Blickagången 16 (byggnad NEO), 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Klinisk geriatrik Ferreira, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I obtained a doctoral degree in Neurobiology at the University of Freiburg, Germany, while carrying out my thesis project at the University Hospital of
    Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Bern, Switzerland. In May 2021, I joined the research group of Daniel Ferreira at Karolinska Institutet as a postdoctoral researcher. I use cognitive and multimodal imaging data from large international cohorts to investigate healthy and pathological ageing, with a special focus on dementia with Lewy bodies.

    PhD December 2020, University of Freiburg, Germany, Thesis: Factors underlying the (heterogeneous) benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation in age-related cognitive decline | Advisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Rotter
    MSc in Biology, December 2015, University of Freiburg, Germany, Thesis: Event-related potentials and electrodermal activity as markers of
    visual perception | Advisor: PD Dr. Sven P. Heinrich
    BSc in Biological Sciences, July 2013, University of Constance, Germany, Thesis: Representation of familiar odours in the antennal lobe of honeybees |
    Advisor: Dr. Christoph J. Kleineidam


  • My current research revolves around cognitive and structural networks.
    Assuming a network point of view is particularly important in dementia with Lewy bodies since the underlying Lewy body pathology propagates along structural connections throughout the brain, thus affecting an increasing number of brain regions during the disease progression. Hence network analyses provide insights into patterns of neurodegeneration, which cannot be revealed using regional analyses. Additionally, network and connectivity analyses allow for tracking the spread of the disease through the brain and predicting disease progression, which rank among the top 5 research priorities of patients with dementia with Lewy bodies and their caregivers.


  • *Journal Club" at Clinical Geriatrics, NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    *Imaging Seminar Series* of Center of Alzheimer Research, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    *Master course* on "Brain Imaging in Neuroscience", Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    *Seminar Series* on "Multimodal Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation, Spring semester 2018 &
  • 2019. University of Bern, Switzerland
    *Workshop* on "Closing Loops in Cognitive Neuroscience", January 2019, University of Bern, Switzerland
    "Key Qualifications for Sustainable Studies", 2011-2013, University of Constance, Germany


All other publications


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Dr. rer. nat., Factors underlying the (heterogeneous) benefits from transcranial direct current stimulation in age-related cognitive decline, Biology, University of Freiburg, 2020

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