Professional Experience 2015 – today Associate Professor; Head of the ‘Social Neuroscience Lab’ at the Department of Psychiatry, Lübeck University 2014-2015 Head of Research Group ‘Social Neuroscience’, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg 2012-2013 Head of Research Group ‘Social Neuroscience’, Department of Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg 2009-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Group ‘BrainImaging’, Department of Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg 2006-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Central Service Facility ‘Functional Imaging’ at the IZKF-BIOMAT, RWTH Aachen University Hospital
Education 2006 PhD-thesis in Clinical Neuropsychology at Bielefeld University 1998-2004 Study of Psychology at the Bielefeld University and City University of New York
Co-PI of the ASD-Net BMBF-funded research project: Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan: From a better etiological understanding, through valid diagnosis, to more effective health care (overall 3.1 Mio €; own amount 350T €). PI of four DFG-funded projects with an overall volume of 750T €. Young Investigator Prize of the von Behring-Röntgen- Stiftung 2012 Award of the Marburg Research Foundation at the Faculty of Medicine, Philipps-University Marburg (2010). Young Scientists Award of the West European Society of Biological Psychiatry, Strasbourg (2007). Award for ‘Outstanding Dissertation’, Bielefeld University (2007). Scholarship for Studies Abroad (New York City, USA), Westfälisch-Lippische University Society (2001)
Social and computational neuroscience with the focus on translating basic into applied clinical research. His main interest is in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the processing of social emotions and the formation and change of self-concepts. His clinical focus is on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Anxiety.
Stolz DS, Müller-Pinzler L, Krach S, Paulus FM. Internal control beliefs shape positive affect and associated neural dynamics during outcome valuation. Nat Commun. 2020;11(1):1230.
Müller-Pinzler L, […] Krach S. Negativity-bias in forming beliefs about own abilities. Sci Rep. 2019;9:14416.
Krach S, et al. Evidence from pupillometry and fMRI indicates reduced neural response during vicarious social pain but not physical pain in autism. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015;36(11):4730-44.
Müller-Pinzler L, […] Paulus FM, Krach S. Neural pathways of embarrassment and their modulation by social anxiety. Neuroimage 2015;119: 252-261.
*Spreckelmeyer KN, *Krach S, et al. Anticipation of monetary and social reward differently activates mesolimbic brain structures in men and women. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Jun;4(2):158-65. (shared first authorship)
Prof. Krach is the representative of the Autism-Net consortium in the Psychiatric Imaging Network Germany (PING). He is also PI in the Tourette research group (Tec4Tic) and involved in several other DFG-funded projects on the topic of social learning processes in clinical samples (e.g. depression, social anxiety, alcoholism). Krach is sole Specialty Chief Editor at Frontiers in Psychiatry – Social Cognition and has built this section during the last two years. He is also a member of the Human Affectome Project (http://neuroqualia.org/) and involved in the social section of this project.