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Thomas G. Schulze


Professor Thomas G. Schulze, born in 1969, studied medicine in Germany, the USA, and Catalonia. He trained as a psychiatrist and held positions in Germany (Bonn, Mannheim, Göttingen) and the USA (Chicago, Bethesda, Baltimore).

Since 2014, he has held the position of Chair and Director of the Institute of Psychiatric Phenomics and Genomics at the Ludwig-Maximilans-University of Munich (IPPG). He is also on Faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Psychiatry.

Thomas G. Schulze completed his studies of human medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Barcelona / Catalonia and the USA; In 1997 he promoted in Erlangen.

Since 1997 he has been concentrating on psychiatric-genetic questions. In his previous positions in Germany (University of Bonn, Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim) and in the USA (University of Chicago, National Institute of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University), he played a major role in the establishment of large collectives of patients and control subjects. Such collectives provide the basis for studies and research that are close to reality. A particular focus of his work is on the investigation of possible genetic similarities and overlaps of different groups of diseases.

Nationally as internationally, Professor Schulze is extensively networked as a researcher. He is, inter alia, member of the National Genome Research Network (NGFN) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and several NGFN follow-up projects, the Bipolar Disorder Genome Study (BiGS) Consortium in the USA and the International Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Professor Schulze is Past President of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA), President of the International Society of Psychiatrics Genetics (ISPG), and Chairman of the Genetics Section of the World Association for Psychiatry (EPA), who recently awarded him honorary membership.