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PD Dr. rer. nat. Miriam Schiele, Dipl.-Psych.

Phone: +49 (0)761 270-69690
Fax: +49 (0)761 270-96-65540
Email: miriam.schiele@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Academic education

2006 – 2012 Study of Psychology (Diplom)
University of Würzburg
2013 – 2016 Doctoral student within the Collaborative Research Centre SFBTRR-58 “Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders”
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Section Neuroscience
University of Würzburg
2013 – 2016 Associate member of the RTG 1253/2 Emotions
University of Würzburg
Since 2015 Psychotherapist training
Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verhaltensmodifikation (AVM) Würzburg
2017 Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.) (summa cum laude)
Graduate School of Life Sciences
University of Würzburg
2021 Habilitation
University of Freiburg

Professional experience

2012 Research scientist
Department of Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
University of Würzburg
2013 – 2016 Research scientist
Research group Functional Genomics
Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
University of Würzburg
2015 – 2016 Clinical psychologist
Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
University of Würzburg
Since 2017 Research scientist
Research group Experimental Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy
University of Freiburg
2017 – 2020 Deputy head
Research group Experimental Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy
University of Freiburg
2017 – 2018 Visiting research fellow
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Pisa, Italy
2018 – 2020 Psychologist
Outpatient clinic for anxiety disorders
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Freiburg
Since 2020 Head
Research group Experimental Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Research group Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Freiburg

Research interests

Genetics and epigenetics of anxiety disorders, mood disorders and OCD, therapy(epi)genetics, mechanisms of action of therapy response, prevention and personalized treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, (epi)gene-environment interactions

Awards/Funding

2015 Travel Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Würzburg
2015 Neuroscience Research Award awarded by the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Würzburg
2015 1st Poster Prize awarded by the Gesellschaft für Angstforschung (GAF) at the 17th Annual Meeting, Wasserburg am Inn
2016 Travel Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Würzburg
2016 Poster Prize awarded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biologische Psychiatrie (DGBP) at the Annual Meeting, Würzburg
2017 – 2018 Research grant "Aspetti psichiatrici delle sindromi metabolichi"
Fondazione La Spezia
University of Pisa, Italy
2018 European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Junior Scientist Workshop Scholarship
2018 Travel Award, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
2019 DGPPN Preis „Best-FV-Abstract“, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN)
2020 Fellow of the Medical Scientist Funding Program
EQUIP-Education and Qualification-Program
Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg
2021 Young Investigator Award, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP)
2022 Rafaelsen Young Investigator Award, International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP)
2022 Young Investigator Fellowship, DFG CRC992 “Medical Epigenetics“
2022 Nachwuchsforschungspreis, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biologische Psychiatrie (DGBP) [German Society of Biological Psychiatry]
2022 Excellence Award, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
2022 Sabine-von-Kleist Habilitationspreis, Medical Faculty, University of Freiburg

Professional memberships

  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN) 
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
  • Deutsche Psychotherapeutenvereinigung (DPtV)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biologische Psychiatrie (DGBP)
  • Gesellschaft für Angstforschung (GAF)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft Zwangserkrankungen (DGZ) 

Publications

PubMed