The Bingel Laboratory

Translational Pain Research Unit

University Medicine Essen
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel

C-TNBS Transl. Neuro- & Bhv. Sciences
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The Bingel Laboratory

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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel and her research group focuses on the interaction between pain and cognitive processes. We have a longstanding expertise in investigating the CNS mechanisms underlying nociception, pain, and pain modulation in health and disease. In our research, we use behavioural paradigms, pharmacological modulations, as well as functional and structural brain imaging. Being particularly intrigued by the reciprocal effects of pain and cognition, we have a strong focus on translational questions such as the role of expectations and prior experiences on analgesic treatment outcomes. Our interdisciplinary research group comprises neurologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, biologists, and computer scientists and is based at the Department of Neurology at the University Medicine Essen. We are affiliated with the Erwin-L-Hahn institute for magnetic resonance imaging and the Translational Pain Research Department of the University Pain Center. Our research is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Recent News

Treatment expectation and migraine!
2nd July 2021

Katharina, Julian and colleagues could recently show that positive expectations modulate the effectiveness of a migraine prophylaxis (read more here). They further published a study protocol to investigate the effects of open-label placebo on migraine symptoms (available in BMJ Open).

Top Paper Awarded!
22nd June 2021

Tamas (PNI lab) received the Top Young Science Best Paper Award 2021 from the UDE Medical Faculty! Congratulations! Read the awarded paper here.

Four more years!
26th May 2021

The DFG has extended the funding of the SFB1280 “Extinction Learning” for another 4 years. We are excited to contribute to this collaborative research effort by investigating learning and extinction in the context of acute and chronic pain.


The Bingel Laboratory

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrike Bingel

Clinical Neurosciences
University Hospital Essen
Department of Neurology

Hufelandstraße 55
45147 Essen
Fon: +49 (0) 201 723 - 2446
Fax: +49 (0) 201 723 - 6882

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