Katharina Mattonet, Dr.

Room: IB 5/111
Post-Office Box: 20
Phone: +49 234 32 22086
Office Hours: by arrangement


Open science initiative at the faculty of psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Epigenetic signatures of war and conflict-related trauma - a study of refugee families in Africa (Dr. T. Hecker, University Bielefeld & Prof. R. Kumsta, Ruhr-University Bochum)

Duisburg birth cohort study (Prof. R. Kumsta & Prof. A. Schölmerich, Ruhr-University Bochum)

Project Related Publications:

Mattonet, K., Scharpf, F., Block, K., Kumsta, R., & Hecker, T. (2023). No association between war-related trauma or PTSD symptom severity and epigenome-wide DNA methylation in Burundian refugees. European journal of psychotraumatology14(2), 2228155.

Mattonet, K., Nowack-Weyers, N., Vogel, V., Moser, D., Tierling, S., Kasper-Sonnenberg, M., Wilhelm, M., Scherer, M., Walter, J., Hengstler, J. G., Schölmerich, A., & Kumsta, R. (in review). Prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is associated with altered DNA methylation in cord blood. Clinical Epigenetics.

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2011-2014 Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Cologne

2014-2018 Master of Science in Psychology (research major) at the University of Cologne

2012-2018 student research assistant and tutor at the chair of Research Methods and Experimental Psychology (Prof. Ch. Stahl) at the University of Cologne

2018 - onwards PhD at the Department of Genetic Psychology (Prof. R. Kumsta) at the Ruhr-University Bochum

2019-2020 supervising the experimental psychology lab for bachelor students

2020 - onwards supervising bachelor theses