With a double degree in Medicine and Pharmacy Harald Schmidt is an international leader in drug discovery and therapy as well as big data for network medicine. He performs high risk/high potential benefit research in areas of major medical need. His multi-national leadership experience in Academia and Industry has led to excellent scientific achievements (Hirsch-index 87) with high socio-economic impact such as patents and biotech spin-offs. He is a successful entrepreneur, dedicated teacher and team leader and through Rotary International highly engaged in his community.
Harald Schmidt is an MD and pharmacist and has worked in three continents, Europe, USA and Australia in leadership positions both in academia, biotech and industry. His work focusses on drug discovery and repurposing, target validation, biomarkers within the context of personalised and precision medicine. He also founded two biotech companies, one with a drug in late phase III clinical development. He is co-editor in chief of Systems Medicine.