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Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg

Central Institute of Mental Health
J 5, 68159 Mannheim

Phone: +49 621 1703-2001
Fax:   +49 621 1703-2005

Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth: 10/31/1965, Bad Godesberg

  • Marital status: married to physicist Bettina Burghardt, 2 children
  • Citizenship: German

1984 - 1991

Studies Medicine at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn
State examination in 1991
Medical internship at the Lüdenscheid Hospital in surgery and internal medicine
Neurological Clinic at the University Bonn

1987 - 1991

Scientific assistant at the Neurochemistry Department of the University of Bonn led by Prof. Marie Luise Rao
Dissertation in the field of neurochemistry (magna cum laude)

1984 - 1991

Fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation, Bonn


Postdoctoral qualification for teaching from the Medical School of the University Giessen

1997 - 2003

Mathematics studies, distance learning University of Hagen
M.Sc. in Mathematics, 2003 (summa cum laude)

Cornell University - New York Hospital, New York City
Guest scientist at the Neurochemistry Department led by Prof. J. J. Mann, scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, Bonn

1991 - 1994 Neurology Clinic, Rhenish clinics, Bonn
Resident in neurology ICU, neurology general ward, EEG, evoked potentials and Doppler sonography
From 1993 also hygiene appointee
1994 - 1997 Psychiatric Clinic ath the Justus Liebig University Medical Center in Giessen, Medical Director: Prof. Bernd Gallhofer
Until 1995: Resident in a protected ward
From 1995: Lecturer in Psychiatry; Head of the Neuroimaging Department
From 1996: Head of the Neurophysiology Lab, Clinical Senior Physician
1999 Medical School of the Justus Liebig University, Giessen
Appointment to adjuct professor
1997 - 2001

National Institute of Mental Health, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, Bethesda, USA, Director: Dr. Daniel Weinberger
Guest scientist at the Integrative Neuroimaging Dept. led by Dr. Karen Berman
Emphasis on the development of special PET- and fMRI processes and on electrical physiology, psychopharmacology, schizophrenia and cognitive dysfunction

2001 - 2005 National Institute of Mental Health, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, Bethesda, USA, Director: Dr. Daniel Weinberger
Medical and scientific employee in the areas of imaging research, functional imaging, new analytical methods, transcranial magnetic stimulation and automated functional as well as structural imaging
Co-Director of the Medical Imaging Department
2005 - 2007 National Institute of Mental Health, Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program, Bethesda, USA, Director: Dr. Daniel Weinberger
Head of the Systemic Neurosciences Department in Psychiatry
Co-Director of the Medical Imaging Department
2007 - current Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Mannheim
Chairman of the Executive Board
Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Professor of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy, University of Heidelberg
  • 2012: ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award
  • 2007: A. E. Bennett Research Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2006: Joel Elkes International Award for Clinical Research, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • 2006: Roche/Nature Medicine Award for Translational Neuroscience
  • 2004-2006: Bench-to-Bedside Award, NIMH/ORD/NIAAA ($200000, 2 years)
  • 1999-2001: National Institutes of Health Fellows Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research
  • 2001: International Congress for Schizophrenia Research Award
  • 2000: NARSAD Young Investigator Award ($30000, 2 years)
  • 1998: Bristol-Myer-Squibb Young Investigator Award
  • 1989: Travel grant, German National Academic Foundation


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