Fabio Bernardoni, Dr.


Fabio Bernardoni

Contact information

Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Medicine

Fetscherstraße 74
01307 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 - 458 5245
E-Mail: Fabio.bernardoni@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Research Statement

My research aims to describe the origin of mental dysfunctions as aberrant computations executed in the processes of learning and decision making. Subsequently I combine behavioral models with fMRI and sMRI to seek the neural underpinnings of these aberrations.

Scientific Education

11/2005 - 06/2010 PhD in Theoretical Physics at the Universidad de Valencia and Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular
09/2000 - 07/2005Master in Physics at the Universita degli Studi di Milano  

Professional Experience

06/2014 - presentPostdoc at Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany  
07/2010 - 09/2013Postdoc at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen, Germany  

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

DGPPN-Posterpreis 2014, Rapid reversal of cortical thinning in anorexia nervosa following short-term weight restoration: a longitudinal study


2006 - 2010FPU Grant from Spanish Ministry for Education and Science  
2009Grant for short research stay at KEK, Tsukuba, Japan  
2008Grant for short research stay at DESY, Zeuthen, Germany
2007Grant for short research stay at Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT), Seattle, USA

Selected Publications

King JA, Geisler D, Bernardoni F, Ritschel F, Boehm I, Seidel M, Mennigen E, Ripke S, Smolka MN, Roessner V, Ehrlich S. Altered Neural Efficiency of Decision Making During Temporal Reward Discounting in Anorexia Nervosa, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Nov;55(11):972-979

Pfuhl G, King JA, Geisler D, Roschinski B, Ritschel F, Seidel M, Bernardoni F, Müller DK, White T, Roessner V, Ehrlich S. Preserved white matter microstructure in young patients with anorexia nervosa? , Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 Nov;37(11):4069-4083

Bernardoni F, King JA, Geisler D, Stein E, Jaite C, Naetsch D, Tam FI, Boehm I, Seidel M, Roessner V, Ehrlich S. Weight restoration therapy rapidly reverses cortical thinning in anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study, Neuroimage. 2016 Apr 15;130:214-22

Seidel M, Petermann J, Diestel S, Ritschel F, Boehm I, King JA, Geisler D, Bernardoni F, Roessner V, Goschke T, Ehrlich S. A Naturalistic Examination of Negative Affect and Disease-related Rumination in Anorexia Nervosa, Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Nov;25(11):1207-1216

Boehm I, Geisler D, Tam F, King JA, Ritschel F, Seidel M, Bernardoni F, Murr J, Goschke T, Calhoun VD, Roessner V, Ehrlich S. Partially restored resting-state functional connectivity in women recovered from anorexia nervosa, J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2016 Oct;41(6):377-385

Walton E, Hass J, Liu J, Roffman J, Bernardoni F, Roessner V, Kirsch M, Schackert G, Calhoun V, Ehrlich S. Correspondence of DNA methylation between blood and brain tissue and its application to schizophrenia research, Schizophrenia Bull. 2016 Mar;42(2):406-14