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Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Hartmut Schmidt

Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology
University Leipzig, Liebigstr. 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Room 210

phone: +49 (0) 341 97 15531
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

Support/Funding

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

Other

2012-2023 MD funding program, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig (D. Baur)

Other activities

Yoga

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

Yoga

Rock climbing

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

Climing

Canoeing

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

Wildwasser

Philosophy

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.