Melly Oitzl

Austrian neuroscientist

Melly S. Oitzl (in full: Maria-Silvana Oitzl, born 1955 in Lind/Arnoldstein) is an Austrian neuroscientist studying behavior. She is associate professor of medical pharmacology at the University of Leiden[1] and adjunct professor of cognitive neurobiology (the neurobiology of thinking) at the University of Amsterdam.[2] Oitzl works on the relationships between stress, cognition, and emotion.[3] She got her Ph.D. in 1989 from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf.[4] Oitzl is a member of the board of the Earth and Life Sciences division of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.[5] This organization had already given her an "Aspasia" grant in 2008.[6] She has been a member of the executive committee and treasurer of the European Brain and Behaviour Society.[7] The Web of Science lists more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals written by Oitzl. These have been cited over 5000 times and she has an h-index of 33.[8]


  1. "Prof. dr. Melly Oitzl". Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  2. "prof.dr. M.S. Oitzl". University of Amsterdam. Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  3. "Stress, cognitie en emotie: onderzoek aan diermodellen voor de pathogenese van stress-gerelateerde ziektes". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  4. "Melly S. Oitzl, Ph.D." Delta Phenomics. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  5. "Melly Oitzl is new NWO ALW board member". Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  6. "Aspasia". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  7. "Committee members | General". European Brain and Behaviour Society. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  8. "M.S. Oitzl". Science Citation Index. Web of Science. Thomson Reuters. 2012.