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Curriculum Vitae Christian Humpel

Career History


Diploma-study of microbiology at the University Innsbruck. Diploma-work at the Inst. of Exp. Cancer Research (Prof. Wilhelm Sachsenmaier)


Thesis at the Neurochemistry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University Innsbruck


Postdoctoral research scientist at the Karolinska Institute, Department of Neuroscience, Stockholm, Sweden (Prof. Lars Olson)

March 1996

Assistant Professor: "Habilitation in Neurobiology" at the Medical Faculty, University Innsbruck and permanent position since 1.1.1997


Head of the "Laboratory of Psychiatry" at the Department Psychiatry (Lab. of Experimental Alzheimer´s Research since 2005).


  • BIOCHEMIE Kundl Award 1991
  • Research initiative Award 1995 by EBEWE Pharmaceuticals
  • HOECHST Award 1996
  • Dr. Otto SEIBERT-Wissenschafts-Award 1996 at the University Innsbruck
  • NOVARTIS-Award for MEDICINE 1997
  • W. BIRKMAYER-Award 1998 of the Austrian Parkinson Society
  • Award for the Development of Alternatives to Animal Research 2000, Austrian Government („Staatspreis“)
  • PFIZER CNS Research Award 2000
  • OTTO-LOEWI Award 2001 by the Austrian Neuroscience Association

Editorial Board

Experimental Gerontology and Neuropsychiatrie


Journal Alzheimer's Disease


Current Neurovascular Research


Total grants: 2,320.000.--Euro (Austrian Science Funds, Innsbruck University, Austrian Nationalbank, European Community, Tyrolean Science Funds)


  • 165 orginal publications (73% first or senior author)