Gerald Hüther is one of the best-known brain researchers in Germany. In practical terms, he is involved in various initiatives and projects in neurobiological prevention research. He writes non-fiction books, gives lectures, organizes congresses, works as a consultant for politicians and entrepreneurs and is often a guest on radio and television. Gerald is a knowledge facilitator and translator in one person.
He studied and researched in Leipzig and Jena, then since 1979 at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen. He was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and from 2004 to 2016 he was Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Göttingen. 1994 – 2006 he heads a research department he has set up at the psychiatric clinic in Göttingen. From 2006 to 2016, he dealt with the dissemination of findings in the field of neurobiological prevention research. 2015 Foundation of the Academy for Potential Development and assumption of leadership as a member of the Executive Board.
His publications disseminate the findings from modern brain research. He sees himself as a “bridge builder” between scientific and social or individual life practice. The aim of his activities is to create a more favorable condition for the development of human potential.