Dominic Arold

Contact Information

E-Mail: Dominic.Arold[at] 

Research Statement

To better understand the biological mechanisms of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, I am applying supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques to structural and functional MRI brain scans to identify potential multivariate biomarkers, which goes beyond the traditional univariate analysis. With this approach, I want to test the hypothesis of dimensional psychiatry which postulates that various diseases are associated with continuous alterations of the same set of underlying mechanisms, present in every individuum.

Scientific Education

2016 – 2019
M.Sc. Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen.
Specialization in theoretical physics of nonequilibrium systems and computational physics.
Thesis: ’Phase Field Crystal Models for Underdamped Active Systems’.

2013 – 2016:
B.Sc. Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen.
Thesis: ’Stochastic Heat for Driven Systems’.

Professional Experience

2020 - present:
Doctoral researcher, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Translational Developmental Neuroscience Lab, Dresden.

Selected Publications