Professor and Director, Clinic for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry, Bonn University Hospital; Senior Group Leader, German Research Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Dr. Schneider is a psychiatrist specializing in neurodegenerative dementia. She received her M.D. from Hamburg University, Germany and completed her residency at Tübingen and Göttingen University Medical Centers. She is a full professor of clinical dementia research at Bonn University and Chair of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Geriatric Psychiatry at Bonn University Hospital as well as senior group leader in translational dementia research at the German Research Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn. Her lab focuses on the pathological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular the role of extracellular vesicles in propagation of disease pathology. Her recent studies show, that extracellular vesicles derived from oligodendroglia protect neurons from oxidative damage, and may thus be important in neurodegenerative diseases. Another line of research in her lab is the development of fluid biomarkers in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Schneider also performs clinical research including intervention trials in Alzheimer’s disease and she is PI of the DZNE multicenter, longitudinal cohort DESCRIBE FTD.
Dr. Schneider has received several awards and honors for her work, including among others the German Mental Health Association’s Price for Therapeutic Research, a Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation and the German Alzheimer’s Hirnliga’s Steinberg-Krupp Prize.