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Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Hartmut Schmidt

Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology
University Leipzig, Liebigstr. 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Room 201

phone: +49 (0) 341 97 15504
email: hartmut.schmidt@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Curriculum Vitae

Education & Scientific Career

1986-1989 Diploma in Finance (Diplom-Finanzwirt (FH)); Rothenburg (Fulda)
1989 - 1991 Studies of Law; Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
1991 - 1996 Diploma in Biology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
1996 - 2000 PhD thesis (summa cum laude), Prof. G. M. Technau, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2000 Award of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2000 - 2003 Research fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt (Main)
2005 German patent No. 103 34 825, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2004 - 2005 Research fellow, Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology, University of Leipzig
Since 2006/2009 Head of 2P labs/Group leader, Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology, University of Leipzig
2010 Habilitation in Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
Since 2020 Extraordinary Professor (Apl. Professor), Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology, University of Leipzig
2021 Offer Full Professor in Neurophysiology, Health and Medical University, Potsdam - refused
Since 2021 Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda


German Research Foundation (DFG)

2005-2014 Graduate School 1097 InterNeuro, TP 11; together with J. Eilers
2009-2013 Research Grant EI342/4-1; together with J. Eilers
2014-2017 Research Grant SCHM1838/1-1
2018-2022 Research Grant SCHM1838/2-1
2021-2024 Research Grant SCHM1838/4-1

Other activities


The practice of Yoga is an integral part of my life since around 1984.


Rock climbing

In the vertical world you and your small world problems become really insignificant.



No cars, no crowds, no traffic; just you, your family, a tent, a boat, and a way that is preset by a river!



A long standing interest in Philosophy ultimately brought me to Neuroscience. My major interest is in the so called mind-body problem and related topics, including free will, but also in philosophy of science. I am interested in aspects of eastern and western philosophy and read classical work from many philosophers and presumed wise man, including Samkhya philosophy, the Upanishads, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Berkeley, Schopenhauer, Popper and many others.