Dietmar Schmitz is new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Professor Schmitz has been Director of the Neuroscience Research Center at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin since 2005 and Speaker of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Berlin (DZNE) since 2011. He is a founding member and Coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.
Schmitz’s research addresses the question of how the central nervous system encodes experience and information in synapses and neural networks. In close collaboration with clinical colleagues, he also focuses on the analysis of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest science academies in the world. It represents the German scientific community in international committees and speaks out on social and political questions, providing a nonpartisan, factual framework for discussion.