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Studies  
1965 Final examination at the Luitpold Gymnasium, Munich
1965 – 1971 Studies of chemistry , Ludwig Maximilians University Munich 1975 PhD thesis (physical chemistry): Neue chemische Anwendungen der Röntgenphotoelektronenspektroskopie
1974 – 1979 Studies of medicine ; Ludwig Maximilians University Munich 1979 MD thesis (biochemistry): Analyse der Steroidausscheidung im Harn mittels Glaskapillargaschromatographie und Massenspektroskopie – Ein Beitrag zur Methodik und Anwendung Professional
Experience  
1979 – 1983 Residency at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Munich (Chairman: Prof. Dr. H. Hippius) and at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Mainz (Chairman: Prof. Dr. O. Benkert)
1984 Venia legendi for psychiatry (Habilitation)
1986 Nomination for Full Professorship of Clincial Neuroscience at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
1987 Nomination as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Zurich
1987 – 1989 Chairman Department of Psychiatry, University of Freiburg
since1989 – 2003 Director of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
2003 – 2007 Co-Founder of the Biotech Company Affectis Pharmaceuticals AG Chairman of the Board of Directors, Affectis Pharmaceuticals AG
2007 Founder and Director of NeuroNova gGmbH

 

Education  
June, 1994 Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)
October, 1991 Qualified Psychiatrist from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan
May, 1986 Passed the national examination for physicians
March, 1986 Graduated from University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine
Occupation  
2004-  Honorary Professor of Bioscience at Waseda University Faculty of Science and Enginerring
2002- Present position
1998-2002 Lecturer in Psychiatry at Department of Psychiatry, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo
1994-1995 Visiting Researcher, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London (Head: Professor Robin M. Murray)
1991-1997 Instructor in Psychiatry at Department of Psychiatry, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo
1989-1991 Physician in psychiatry at Hatsuisi Psychiatric Hospital, Chiba
1988-1989 Researcher in psychiatry at Department of Psychiatry, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo
1986-1988 Junior Resident in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo

 

Education  
1981 Graduated from High School
1987 M.D. Akita University School of Medicine
1994 Ph.D. (Dr. of Medical Science), Akita University
Professional Training and Employment
1987  Passed the Examination of National Board
1987-1988 Resident of Psychiatry, Akita University
1988-1991 Medical Staff in Psychiatry and Neurology, Akita-city General Hospital
1991-1996 Instructor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Akita University
1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Akita University
2000-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Akita University
2000-2002 Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Biological Timing, University of Virginia, Visiting Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center/Sleep Research Center
2006-present Director, Department of Psychophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center for Neurology & Psychiatry

 

Education and Degrees
1994 Diploma in Biological and Clinical Psychology (equivalent to M.A.) at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg (Germany); Thesis: “Studies on the provocation of aggressive and impulsive behavior”
1999 PhD Graduation at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg (Germany); Thesis: "Prediction of impulsive behavior under activating and inhibiting conditions“
Professional Positions
1994 – 1999 Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology I (Biological and Clinical Psychology, Prof. Dr. W. Janke), Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg (Germany)
2000 – 2003 Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich (Germany), Research Group Holsboer-Modell
2004 – 2005 Head of the Research Group Psychobiology at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich (Germany)
Since 2006 Head of the Research Group Molecular Psychology at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich (Germany)

 

Education  
1979-1983 Faculty of Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan Awarded the degree of B.Sc. in biology
1983-1985 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan Awarded the degree of M.Sc. in biology for a thesis entitled "Identification of the juvenile hormone from the silkworm, Bombyx mori". Work supervised by Professor T. Ohtaki, Ph.D. and Associate Professor S. Sakurai, Ph.D
1985-1989 School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan Awarded the degree of Ph.D. in physiology for a thesis entitled "Neuroscientific studies of the sleep regulatory mechanisms based on the interactions among co-existing sleep substances". Work supervised by Professor S. Inoué, D.Sc
Positions  
1989-2003 Assistant Professor at Department of Biocybernetics, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, working on humoral mechanisms of sleep regulation by sleep-promoting substances
1990-1993 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Physiology and Biophysics, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, working with Dr. J. M. Krueger on biochemical and neuro-immunological mechanisms of sleep regulation.
1994-1995 Research Fellow (sent by Japanese Government), Department of Physiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, working with Dr. S. M. McCann on the action and the mechanism of cytokines on hypothalamic-pituitary axis.
1995-1996 Research Associate, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, working with Dr. S. M. McCann.
1996-present Guest Researcher, Department of Psychology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, collaborating with Dr. T. Kodama on neuroimmune-endocrine involvement in sleep regulation.
1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, collaborating with Drs. W. A. Banks and A. J. Kastin on transport of cytokines in the blood-brain barrier.
2003-present Group Leader of Neurogenetics of Sleep, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, working on the mechanism of sleep regulation and its disorders.

 

Education  
Elementary School and High School in Cologne; Graduation 1971
Studies of Medicine at the Universities of Cologne, London (UK) and Homburg/Saar; MD 1979
Professional Grants and Appointments (past)
1979-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow; Max-Planck Institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg
1981-1987 Resident and Research Fellow in Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Düsseldorf
1987-1989 Research Fellow, Department of Neurology and Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
1999-2004 Member of the Board of Directors (Klinikumsvorstand), University Hospitals of the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), Munich

 

Education  
1984  M.D. Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
1991 Ph.D. Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
Professional Training and Employment
1980 Passed the Examination of National Board
1980-1981 Resident; Department of Neurology and Geriatrics, Kyoto University
1981-1984 Medical Staff; Department of Neurology, Sumitomo Hospital
1984-1987 Research fellow; National Institute of Neuroscience, NNCP, Tokyo
1987-1989 Visiting fellow; Max-Planck Society, Wurzburg, GERMANY (Recipient of Alexander von Humboldt scholarship)
1989-1990 Research fellow; Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
1990-1999 Section Chief; Department of Demyelinating Disease & Aging, National Institute of Neuroscience, NCNP, Tokyo
1999-present  Head; Department of Immunology, National Institute of Neuroscience, NCNP, Tokyo
2010- Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center, NCNP

 

 

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