Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1996
    Study of Medicine, University Heidelberg

  • 1996 – 1998
    Doctoral Thesis, Max-Planck-Groups for Structural Molecular Biology, AG Cytoskeleton, with Prof. Dr. Eckhard Mandelkow (graduation 2003, University Hamburg)

  • 1998 – 2000
    Postgraduate Study, Molecular Biology, University Hamburg (graduation 2000)

  • 1997 – 2001
    Study of Medicine, University Hamburg and NIH

  • 2001
    State examination, Medicine

  • 2002 – 2004
    Residency, Neurology Department, University Tübingen

  • 2004 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. Mikael Simons, MPI for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen

  • 2006 – 2010
    Residency, Psychiatry Department, University Göttingen

  • 2010
    Habilitation in "Experimental Psychiatry", University Göttingen

  • 2010
    Board Certification "Psychiatry and Psychotherapy"

  • 2011
    Senior Consultant Gerontopsychiatry, University Göttingen

  • 2011
    Head of the Memory Clinic and clinical study center dementia, Psychiatry department, University Göttingen

  • 2011
    Association with German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e.V. (DZNE), Göttingen. Head of the clinical science platform, DZNE Göttingen

  • 2012
    DFG-Heisenberg group leader (Translational Dementia)

  • 2014
    W2 professor of translational dementia research, University of Göttingen/German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

  • Since 2016
    Chair, Department for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry/Psychiatry, University Hospital Bonn

  • Since 2017
    Research Group Leader German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e.V. (DZNE) Bonn

Selected publications

  • 1. Strauss K., Goebels C., Moebius W., Weiss S., Runz H., Feussner I., Simons M., Schneider A. Exosome secretion bypasses lysosomal storage of cholesterol in Niemann-Pick type C disease. J Biol Chem, 2010 Aug 20;285(34):26279-88.

  • 2. Tippmann F., Hundt J., Schneider A., Endres K., Fahrenholz F. Upregulation of the ?-secretase ADAM10 by retinoic acid receptors and acitretin. FASEB J, 2009, Jun;23(6):1643-54.

  • 3. Rajendran L., Schneider A., Schlechtingen G., Weidlich S., Ries J., Braxmeier T., Schwille P., Schulz J.B., Schroeder C., Simons M., Jennings G., Knoelker H.J., Simons K. Efficient inhibition of the Alzheimer's disease ?-secretase by membrane targeting. Science. 2008 Apr 25;320(5875):520-3.

  • 4. Schneider A., Rajendran L., Honsho M., Donnert G., Hell S.W., Simons M. Flotillin-dependent clustering of the amyloid precursor protein regulates its endocytosis and amyloidogenic processing in neurons. J Neurosci 2008 Mar 12;28 (11):2874-82.

  • 5. Fitzner D., Schneider A., Kippert A., Möbius W., Willig K.I., Hell S.W., Bunt G., Gaus K. and Simons M. Myelin basic protein-dependent plasma membrane reorganization in the formation of myelin. The EMBO Journal 2006 Nov 1;25(21):5037-48.

  • 6. Trajkovic K., Dhaunchak A.S., Goncalves J.T., Wenzel D., Schneider A, Bunt G., Nave K.A., Simons M. Neuron to glia signaling triggers myelin membrane exocytosis from endosomal storage sites. J Cell Biol. 2006 Mar 13;172(6):937-48.


  • 1. Schneider A. *, Simons M. Exosomes-vesicular carriers for intercellular communication in neurodegenerative disorders Cell and Tissue Research, in press. *Corresponding author.

  • 2. Schneider A., Mandelkow E. Tau-based treatment strategies in neurodegenerative diseases. Neurotherapeutics. 2008 Jul;5(3):443-57.


  • 1. S1-Leitlinie Normaldruckhydrocephalus, Leitlinien für Diagnostik und Therapie in der Neurologie. Überarbeitete Auflage 2012. AWMF Nr. 030/063.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • DGPPN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde)

  • International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)

Additional qualifications

  • DGPPN certification gerontopsychiatry, gerontopsychotherapy, gerontopsychosomatics


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