Moritz Helmstaedter, Director

Personal data

Born: 1978; Berlin, Germany
Nationality: German

Biographic summary

Born 1978 in Berlin, Germany. Since August 2014 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, 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. Otto Hahn Medal 2009, Bernard Katz Lecture 2013, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2024.

Additional appointments include Professor (Chair, extraordinary professor) for Neuronal Networks at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (since 2016), member of the foundation board of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (since 2020) and member of the life sciences committee of Leopoldina (since 2023).

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