Carolin Hoffmann is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Division Neuroscience at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. She is working on the role of autoantibodies in  neuropsychiatric disorders under the supervision of Dr. Pilar Martinez. Carolin has international background in the field of Neuroscience with a special interest in Neuropsychoimmunology. Carolin received her Bachelor degree in Biomedicine at Maastricht University in 2011 and subsequently performed her Master degree education in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) where she graduated in 2013. In May 2014 she received the NWO PhD fellowship (from the Graduate School of Translational Neuroscience) to study the role of autoantibodies in sera of patients with severe mental illness.