Molecular Precision Mental Health

Molecular Precision Mental Health

Anna E. Hoffmann, MSc
PhD student

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Research interests/ Focus of work:

Lipidomics and inflammatory processes in mental Illness
Academic Education:
2017 to 2020
Bachelor program Biology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany

2020 to 2023
Study of Molecular Biomedicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf (Germany)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Molecular Biomedicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany

since 2023
PhD student, Brain and Mind Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Professional activity:
2022 to 2023
Student trainee, Endosane Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Berlin (Germany)


  • B. Jieu, E. B. Sykorova, C. Rohleder, E. Marcolini, A. E. Hoffmann, D. Koethe, F. M. Leweke**, T. A. Couttas** (2024) Alterations to sphingolipid metabolism from antipsychotic administration in healthy volunteers are restored following the use of cannabidiol. Psychiatry Res, in press
  • M. Allwright*, B. Guennewig*, A. Hoffmann, C. Rohleder, B. Jieu, L. H. Chung, Y. C. Jiang, B. F. Lemos Wimmer, Y. Qi, A. S. Don, F. M. Leweke**, T. A. Couttas** (2024) ReTimeML: A retention time predictor that supports the LC-MS/MS analysis of sphingolipids. Sci Rep 14:4375
  • L. Zipper, R. Wagener, U. Fischer, A. Hoffmann, L. Yasin, D. Brandes. S. Soura, A. Anwar, C. Walter, J. Varghese, J. Hauer, F. Auer, S. Bhatia, M. Dugas, S. V. Junk, M- Stanulla, O. A. Haas, A. Borkhardt, T. Reiff, T. Brozou (2024), Hyperdiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with LZTR1 germline variants. HemaSphere, 8: e26.