Dipl. Psych. Franziska Buttkus

Scientific collaborator

born on April 13, 1978 in Braunschweig, Germany




Research interests

  • Focal dystonia in musicians: pathophysiology and therapy
  • Development of a diagnostic tool for musician’s dystonia in violinists
  • Clinical psychology and counselling


  • 1997 final exam of Abitur.
  • 2001 - 2006 Study of psychology at the Georg-Elias-Müller-Institut of Psychology, University Göttingen. Majors: Clinical psychology, Educational psychology
  • June 2005 – Febr. 2006 Diploma thesis “Time perception in musicians” (Zeitverarbeitung bei Musikern).
  • April 2006 University degree of psychology (1.4).

Work experience

  • April 2003 - May 2005 Student assistant at the department of educational psychology.
  • Sept. - Nov 2003 Trainee at the Institute for Research on Musical Ability, University of Paderborn.
  • Sept. - Nov. 2004 Trainee at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine.
  • May 2006 - July 2006 Trainee and free-lancing at a counselling centre for women in Hanover
  • Sept. 2006 – August 2007 Research associate/Scientific assistant at the Research Institute for Applied Neurosciences GmbH Magdeburg (FAN GmbH). Research project: Measuring cortical thickness in multiple sclerosis using quantitative MRI.
  • Since Oct. 2007 Graduate student of the graduate school of the Center for Systems Neurosciences, Hanover. Scholarship of lower Saxony “Georg-Lichtenberg-Stipendium”.
  • January 2009 Schrader-price “excellence”, category “science” (University of music and drama, Hanover)

Further Qualifications

  • 1989-1997 Prize winner at the competitions "Jugend Musiziert" and “Grotrian Steinweg”, piano.
  • 1998-2000 Study of music performances (viola) at the University of Music and Theatre Hanover and the University of Music, Freiburg im Breisgau.
  • Since July 2001 Regular concerts with the string quartet “Qadesh” (www.qadesh.de).

Last modified: 2017-03-21

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