Klára Marečková, Ph.D.

Klára Marečková, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientist

Researcher ID H-5332-2016

Bio: Dr. Klára Marečková is a Marie Curie Fellow in the Behavioral and Social Neuroscience (BeSoN) research group at the Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University. She received her M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2008. In 2009, she moved to Canada to start her PhD at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, under the supervision of prof. Tomas Paus. She defended her PhD thesis entitled Sex differences and the role of sex hormones on face development and face processing in 2013 and moved with her husband to their home town of Brno, Czech Republic, where she joined the BeSoN research group as a postdoctoral fellow. This position enabled her to focus on clinical neuroscience, develop a close collaboration with prof. Goldstein’s team at Harvard Medical School (US), and work with 50-year worth of data from New England Family Study. Her current work funded by Marie Curie grant (FP7-2013-IEF) enriches the European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC) with neuroimaging (structural, functional and diffusion MRI), physiological, hormonal and behavioural data and studies Biomarkers and underlying mechanisms of vulnerability to depression (VULDE). Together with Prof. Paus, Klara also developed a collaboration between CEITEC MU and the Child Mind Institute in New York (US) and studies the effects of sleep deprivation on structural fluctuations in white matter. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals (e.g. Brain Structure and Function, Neuroimage, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Hormones and Behavior), conferences (e.g. OHBM), and grant proposals (e.g. H2020).


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