Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Heinz
Andreas Heinz is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Germany. He studied medicine, philosophy and anthropology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Freie Universität Berlin and at Howard University, Washington DC. He worked with Markku Linnoila and Daniel Weinberger as a special volunteer at the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, NIH.
He is member of the “Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences” and of the “Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz”. He was awarded with the “Leibniz Chair” by the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg for excellent research in neuroscience and was nominated as Karl-Jaspers Guest Professor at the University of Oldenburg. He also was awarded with the Wilhelm-Feuerlein-Award for his studies on “Serotonergic dysfunction in the disposition and maintenance of alcoholism”.
His research focuses on dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmission and their respective effects on reward-dependent learning, positive and negative mood states and impulsivity. A second research focus is on social exclusion stress and transcultural psychiatry.