Dr. med. Anna Armelin first studied law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin until shortly before the first state exam, at which point she decided to terminate her legal studies. Having participated in a research project into the workings of the justice system in the German Democratic Republic, she published the results of her respective research in an anthology edited by Prof. Dr. Rainer Schröder, for whom she had also worked as a research assistant. Inspired by her interest in the philosophy of law, nurtured in particular by participating in seminars conducted by Prof. Dr. Hasso Hofmann, she additionally started to study general philosophy, with a particular focus on logic, and eventually decided to study medicine at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
As a medical student, she joined several research projects in the areas of immunology and neuroscience. She also joined the master course “Medical Neuroscience” organized by the Charité, which encouraged and facilitated the participating students’ access to the world’s leading researchers in the field, including, among many others, Professors David Attwell, Lynn Nadell and Howard Eichenbaum. For her research on the function of the hippocampus, conducted at the Charité’s Johannes-Müller-Institut für Physiologie, she was awarded the doctoral degree in medicine.
Dr. Armelin has worked as a medical practitioner in both Swiss and German hospitals.
Since moving to Monaco at the end of 2010, she has continued to work as a private, self-financed researcher particularly in the areas of neuroscience and immunology, attempting to connect the unconnected dots proliferating in the scientific literature. Her main interest is to contribute to the systematic understanding of the human organism in general and the human brain in particular.