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Kathrin Koch

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Koch

GSN associate faculty


Research group leader "Neuroradiology"


Neuroimaging Center (TUM-NIC)
Klinikum rechts der Isar
Technische Universität München
Einsteinstr. 1
D-81675 München

Phone: +49 (0)89 4140 7972


Further Information

Research focus: Brain structure and function in schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Key words: Brain imaging, fMRI, DTI, psychiatric disorders

GSN Students

Current GSN students: Alyssa Torske

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Tim Reeß, Dr. Oana Georgiana Rus, Dr. Mónica Franco Emch

Selected publications:

Peters H, Riedl V, Manoliu A, Scherr M, Schwerthöffer D, Zimmer C, Förstl H, Bäuml J, Sorg C, Koch K. (2017) Changes in extra-striatal functional connectivity in patients with schizophrenia in a psychotic episode. Br J Psychiatry 210(1):75-82

Reess TJ, Rus OG, Schmidt R, de Reus MA, Zaudig M, Wagner G, Zimmer C, van den Heuvel MP, Koch K. (2016) Connectomics-based structural network alterations in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Transl Psychiatry. 6(9):e882

Koch K, Reess TJ, Rus OG, Zimmer C. (2016) Extensive learning is associated with gray matter changes in the right hippocampus. Neuroimage. 125:627-32

Koch K, Rus OG, Reeß TJ, Schachtzabel C, Wagner G, Schultz CC, Sorg C, Schlösser RG. (2014) Functional connectivity and grey matter volume of the striatum in schizophrenia. Br J Psychiatry. 205(3):204-13
Koch K, Schultz CC. (2014) Clinical and pathogenetic implications of occipital bending in depression. Brain. 137(Pt 6):1576-8

Koch K, Schultz CC, Wagner G, Schachtzabel C, Reichenbach JR, Sauer H and Schlösser R. (2013) Disrupted white matter connectivity is associated with reduced cortical thickness in the cingulate cortex in schizophrenia. Cortex 49: 722-729.

Koch K, Wagner G, Schachtzabel C, Schultz CC, Straube T, Güllmar D, Reichenbach JR, Peikert G, Sauer H and Schlösser RGM. (2012) White matter structure and symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research 46: 264-27.

Koch K, Schachtzabel C, Wagner G, Schikora J, Schultz C, Reichenbach JR, Sauer H and Schlösser R. (2010) Altered activation in association with reward-related trial-and-error learning in patients with schizophrenia. NeuroImage 50: 223-232.

Koch K, Wagner G, Dahnke R, Schachtzabel C, Güllmar D, Reichenbach JR and Schlösser RGM. (2010) Structure-function relationships in the context of reinforcement-related learning: a combined DTI-fMRI study. Neuroscience 168: 190-199.

Koch K, Wagner G, Schachtzabel C, Schultz C, Sauer H and Schlösser RGM. (2010) Association between learning capabilities and practice-related activation changes in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 36: 486-495.