Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981 – 1990
    Kant Gymnasium (grammar school), Boppard, Germany

  • 1990
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1990 – 1997
    Studied medicine at Frankfurt University, Germany

  • 1996
    Surgery, ophthalmology at Frankfurt University Hospital

  • 1996 – 1997
    Internal medicine, Universidade Federal Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  • 1997
    Passed third state medical examination

  • 1993 – 1996
    Worked toward a doctorate as a medical student in neurophysiology under Prof. Singer, at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

  • 1997 – 1998
    Doctorate in neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research; physician's licence in ophthalmology

  • 1999
    Defence of doctoral thesis in Frankfurt

  • 1999 – 2000
    Postdoc in neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

  • 2000
    Resident physician under Prof. Ohrloff, MD, Ophthalmology Centre, Frankfurt University Hospital

  • 2000 – 2004
    Research associate in neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

  • 2004
    Otto Hahn fellowship to the Karolinska Institute, Department of Neuroscience, Division of Neuroanatomy and Brain Development under Prof. Innocenti, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Since 2006
    Leader of an independent junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

  • 2008
    Successful completion of the Concurso de Professor Titular at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in physiology at Frankfurt University, Faculty of Medicine

Selected publications

  • Schmidt, K.E. et al.: Pattern motion representation in primary visual cortex is mediated by transcortical feedback. In: Neuroimage, 2010 Aug 13., epub ahead of print.

  • Schmidt, K.E., Lomber, S.G., Innocenti, G.M.: Specificity of neuronal responses in primary visual cortex is modulated by interhemispheric corticocortical input. In: Cerebral Cortex, 2010 Mar 8., epub ahead of print.

  • Niessing, J. et al.: Hemodynamic signals correlate tightly with synchronized gamma oscillations. In: Science 309, 2005. S. 948-951.

  • Galuske, R.A.W. et al.: The role of feedback in shaping neural representations in visual cortex. In: PNAS 99, 2002. S. 17083-17088.

  • Schmidt, K.E. et al.: Functional specificity of long-range intrinsic and interhemispheric connections in the visual cortex of strabismic cats. In: Journal of Neuroscience 17, 1997. S. 5480-5492.

  • Schmidt, K.E. et al.: The perceptual grouping criterion of colinearity is reflected by anisotropies of connections in primary visual cortex. In: European Journal of Neuroscience 9, 1997. S. 1083-1089.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Served as a referee for Cerebral Cortex, European Brain Research, European Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Neuroimage, Neuroscience Letters, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, Science and the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Member of the core committee, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences (SIBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004 – 2005

  • Representative of the non-tenured staff, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, in the medical–biological section of the Max Planck Society, 2003 – 2007


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