Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Hartmut Schmidt
Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology
University Leipzig, Liebigstr. 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
phone: +49 (0) 341 97 15504
Education & Scientific Career
Since 2020Extraordinary Professor (Apl. Professor), Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology, University of Leipzig
|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 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|
|2012-2013||MD funding program, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig (D. Baur)|
|2020-2021||MD funding program, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig (M. Wender)|
The practice of Yoga is an integral part of my life since around 1984.
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.