Janina Maschke, M.Sc.

Education & research experience:

  • Since 2018: Graduate research assistant at the University Clinic Erlangen; Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Germany)
  • 2017: Master of Science in Molecular Medicine / Major Neuroscience at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany)
  • 2016: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Pharmacology at the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (UK)
  • 2016: Working student – supporting a double blind study (PhD project) in the QMU research lab for nutrition, Edinburgh (UK)
  • 2015: Study China Program at Fudan University, Shanghai (China)
  • 2014: Exchange Student B.Sc. – Neuroscience at Brock University (Canada)
  • 2013: Blended Learning Medical Engineering; web-based course at Technical University of Dresden    (Germany)
  • 2013 – 2014: Working student between semesters, Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim (Germany)

Research interest:

Prenatal and early risks and the influence on child development

Awards, honors & fellowships:

  • 2019: ARIADNE Phil Program, mentoring program for scientists
  • 2015: Scholarship from the University of Manchester (UK) for the Study China Program
  • 2014: Scholarship from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (UK) for the exchange semester in Canada
  • 2012 – 2016: SAAS Scholarship for the BSc in Edinburgh (UK)

Teaching experience:

  • 2021: Lecture: Prenatal Alcohol and child development
  • 2020: Lecture: Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and developmental consequences
  • 2018-21: Lecture: Mental development of children and adolescents – still “normal” or already “disturbed”? – Neurobiological Foundations of Psychic Symptoms
  • 2018: Lecture: Cognitive, emotional and social skills from elementary school to adolescence: prenatal risk factors and their stability over the course of development


Maschke, J.; Roetner, J.; Goecke, T.W.; Fasching, P.A.; Beckmann, M.W.; Kratz, O.; Moll, G.H.; Lenz, B.; Kornhuber, J.; Eichler, A.; IMAC-Mind-Consortium. Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Facial Phenotype in Adolescents: A Study Based on Meconium Ethyl Glucuronide. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11020154