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.

Dr. Armelin is mar­ried to Dr. Boris Alexander Braczyk, with whom she has two chil­dren.