We are the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1193, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Our team of neuroscientists, psychologists, and clinicians based in Mainz and Frankfurt is working on: "Neurobiology of resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction: from understanding mechanisms to promoting prevention".
Our vision: Find new ways to better protect people from developing stress-related disorders.

Meet us at the international symposium on resilience

Expand and discuss your findings at the 3rd international symposium on resilience research Sept 27-29 in Mainz, Germany.
Look forward to contributions from George Bonanno, Angelique Cramer, Michelle Craske, René Hen, Bo Li, Isabelle Mansuy, Kerry Ressler, Scott Russ and others.

MARP and LORA unravel the resilience mysteries

We run extensive longitudinal studies in adults to understand why and how many people stay mentally healthy even if life gets nasty. The Mainzer Resilienz Projekt (MARP) focuses on young adults in the critical transition phase from adolescence into adulthood and work life. The Longitudinal Resilience Assessment (LORA) is a population-wide study in over 1000 individuals from all age ranges.

Focus on health rather than on illness

Rather than asking how people get ill, we try to understand why and how some people do not, or only temporarily, develop stress-related mental dysfunction. Although they are subject to the same kind of challenges that cause long-term dysfunction in others.
We hope this will help us to better prevent stress-related disorders, rather than attempting to cure them when individual suffering has already occurred.

Our PIs and projects:

What resilience is

Resilience is the maintenance or quick recovery of mental health during and after periods of adversity, whether these are traumatic events, challenging life circumstances, a physical illness or other stressors. Resilience results from a complex and dynamic process of successful adaptation to these stressors.