Prof. Dr. Georg Juckel

Department of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Georg Juckel

Department of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


1961 born in Hamburg

1968-72 basic school education: Grunewald-Grundschule Berlin

1972-80 higher school education: Goethe-Gymnasium Berlin

1980 school leaving examination: Abitur

1981-86 studying philosophy at Freien Universität Berlin

1982-86 Research Fellow at Institute for Philosophy of Freie Universität Berlin

1986-95 studying medicine at Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität Berlin

1989-93 Research Fellow at the Laboratories of Clinical Psychophysiology and Clinical Psychopharmacology of Department of Psychiatry of Freie Universität Berlin, Doctoral Thesis “Auditory evoked potentials in depressed patients (magna cum laude)”

1992-93 research stay at Department of Psychophysiology of the Institute of Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest (supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

1994-95 practical year and final examinations in medicine

1995-2002 working as Medical Doctor at the Department of Psychiatry of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and as Senior Researcher in the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology

1996 receiving the Scientific Award of the German Society for Psychiatry and Duphar Company (DGPPN-Duphar-Prize)

since 1996 directing the Laboratory of Facial Movement Analysis

1997 becoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

1997-98 Research stay in the Program in Neuroscience, Princeton

University, USA (Prof. B.L. Jacobs)

1998-2002 Deputy Director, Section of Clinical Neurophysiology, Consultant Outpatient Clinic, Organizier of Munich EEG courses

1999-2002 directing research group on functional brain diagnostics (fMRI and electrophysiology), directing subproject 6.3. of the BMBF supported Competence-network “Depression and Suicidality”

2001-2002 Dept. of Neurology LMU Munich, becoming Consultant for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Habilitation („The loudness dependence of auditory evoked potentials as indicator of central serotonergic system – Investigation in an animal model and in psychiatry patients”)

since 2002 Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Dept. of Psychiatry, Charite, Humboldt-Universität Berlin (Head: Prof. Dr. A. Heinz), Director of the Early Recognition Center Berlin-Brandenburg, Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychiatry, Director of the Laboratory of Functional Brain Diagnostics

2003 Habilitation at LMU Munich and appointment as „Privatdozent“. Establishing the Local Network on Early Recognition of prodromal states in schizophrenia

2004 Appointment as Associate Professor of Psychiatry (C2)

since 2005 Full Professor of Psychiatry (C4) and Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry, Ruhr-University Bochum

since 2006 Director of the LWL Institute for Research in Prevention and Public Health

since 2015 deputy coordinator of BMBF funded German Bipolar Network

since 2016 Editor of Pharmacopsychiatry



1996 DGPPN-Solvay/Duphar-Award for Psychiatric Research

1999 OCD Award for Best Poster, World Congress of Psychiatry

1999 AGNP-Award

2000 Bernhard-von-Gudden-Reward for Depression and Anxiety Research

Main Issues of Research

Animal research

Mikrodialysis, Single cell recordings, monoaminergic systems, serotonin system, deep brain stimulation, neurobiology of behavior, animal models of psychiatric diseases, neurochemistry of evoked potentials

Human research:

EEG, Cognitive and event related potentials, functional and structural MRI, combined measurement of MRT/EEG/ERP, Evozierte Potentiale, loudness dependence, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), research in emotions and motor functions, analysis of facial expressions, SPECT, schizophrenia, affective disorders, OCD, personality disorders

Member of Societies

Society for Neuroscience (USA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN), Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Neuropsychopharmakologie (AGNP), AG TMS, AG Kombinierte EEG/fMRI-Messung, Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Schizophrenia Research Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biologische Psychiatrie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychoeduktion and many more

Reviewer for Journal

Biological Psychiatry, Brain, Biological Psychology, European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Nervenarzt, Psychiatry Research, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychobiology, Addiction, International Journal of Psychophysiology, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Pharmacopsychiary, Neuroreport, Schizophrenia Research, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, and many more

Publication and Grants

>300 peer-reviewed journal articles; > 10 Mill. € grant funding

Experience of studies (phase I-IV)

Performing and participating at >40 studies in various diagnoses (mainly schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression). Due to that, receiving GCP trainings several times.