Moritz Helmstaedter
Personal data
Name: Moritz Helmstaedter
Year of birth: 1978
Place of birth: Berlin, Germany
Nationality: German
Complete CV
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Biographic summary

Born 1978 in Berlin, Germany. 1998 onwards studies of medicine and physics at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany (Medical license and Diploma in physics). Brief interlude as strategy consultant with McKinsey. Doctoral thesis with Bert Sakmann and Post-Doc with Winfried Denk at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. 2011-2014 Research Group leader and Principal Investigator at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich. Since August 2014 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany.

Scholarships, Awards

2013: Bernard Katz Lecture
2009: Otto Hahn Medal awarded by the Max Planck Society
1998-2006: German National Academic Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), full scholarship

Professional Activities

Peer reviewer:
Biophysical Journal, Cell, Cerebral Cortex, eLife, The Journal of Neuroscience, Molecular Psychiatry, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, Nature Methods, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Neuroinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS One, Science, The Wellcome Trust. Member of the board of reviewing editors, eLife.

Member of selection committees:
Max Planck Director selection committees (5), Max Planck Research Group Leader selection committees (3) (since 2014); German National Academic Merit Foundation (2008-2014).

Member, The Society for Neuroscience (since 2002), Max Planck-Hebrew University Center (since 2015)