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Prof. em. Prof. Dr med. Karl Hecht

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Prof. em. Prof. Dr med. Karl Hecht
Physician, Scientist, lecturer
Emeritus Professor of Humboldt-Universität of Berlin
Klinikum Charité Sleep-, Stress-, Chrono-, Environmental- and Spaceflight Medicine
Institute for Psychosocial Health GbR

Biography

Born 15th February 1924 in Wohlmirstedt/Unstruttal

Büxensteinallee 24, 12527 Berlin – Grünau

Tel./Fax: (030) 674 89 325

Academic career

1950-1955: Studied at the Medical Faculty of the Humboldt-University in Berlin
1956:Qualified as a medical doctor (Dr. med.)
1970:Post-graduate qualification with chronobiological subject
1971:Appointment as the Professor of the Physiology Section at the Academy of Sciences in the German Democratic Republic
1977:Appointment as the Professor of Physiology at the Charité der Humboldt-University in Berlin

Executive Functions in scientific medical organisations

1957-1977: Scientific Director of the Department of Stress and Hypertension in the Central Institute for Heart and Circulation Research at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin-Buch
1964-1977: Deputy Director of the Central Institute for Heart-Circulation Research, Berlin-Buch
1972-1990: Coordinator ‘Chronobiology and Chronomedicine’ of the Space Medicine and Biological Work Group ‘Interkosmos’ of the socialist countries
1977-1988: Establishment and directorship of the same independent Department of Neuropathophysiology at the Charitÿ der Humboldt-University in Berlin
1977-1991: Establishment and directorship of the Space Medicine and Biological Centres at the Berliner Charitÿ
1983:Establishment and directorship of the Sleep Laboratory at the Charité (3 Chairs)
1988-1991: Foundation and Directorship of the Institute for Pathophysiology at the Charité der Humboldt-University in Berlin
1990:Foundation of the Sleep Medicine Centre and Leadership of the Charité der Humboldt-University in Berlin
1991:Awarded the title of Professor Emeritus
1992:Co-founder of the Russian Section of the International Academy of Sciences
1995-2000: Co-founder and Medical Director of the I.S.F. Institute for Stress Research GmbH, Be
2000:Founder of the Institute for Psychosocial Health
2001:Co-founder of the Azerbaijan Section of the International Section of Sciences

Main areas of research work in the past 50 years

  • Neurophysiology and Physiology of higher neuro activity
  • Chronobiology, Chronomedicine, Biocybernetics, chronobiological Regulatory diagnostics
  • Psychobiology and Chronobiology of sleep, sleep disturbances, sleep-regulating peptides
  • Neuropeptides-Regulator peptides: Substance P, Regulation therapy
  • Chronobiology of stress, time-related conflicts, time-related illness
  • Emotional stress and health
  • Emotional stress and heart-circulatory disorders (hypertension)
  • Bioactive effects of noise and electrosmog, expertise in noise-medicine
  • Psychophysiology, psychosomatic medicine, mental health, psychosocial health
  • Health sciences, health philosophy
  • Space medicine and biology, main emphasis chronobiology and sleep disturbances
  • Mineral metabolism (silicon, magnesium) in the regulation

Advancement of scientific trainees

  • 166 post graduate students
  • 92 undergraduates
  • Currently the supervisor of 12 post graduate students

Congresses and Symposia

  • Organisation and leading 4 international Congresses
  • ‘Chronobiology’
  • Organisation and leading of the 4th International Symposium on the theme ‘Neuropeptides and Regulation’
  • Organisation and leadership of 5th International Symposium on the Theme ‘Clinical and Experimental Neuroses’
  • 1991, Organisation and leadership of the 1st Sleep Medicine Congress in Eastern Germany with participants from the whole of Germany
  • 1999, President of the 1st Berlin Stress Research Congress with international attendance on the theme ‘Regulatory Medicine – Future of Stress Management?’
  • 2000, President of the 2nd Berlin Stress Research Congress with international attendance on the theme ‘Emotional Stress caused by sensory overload and sensory deprivation’

Elective memberships and Honorary Memberships

  • Member of the International Academy of Sciences Munich,
  • General Secretary of the Eastern European Section, Vice President of the Russian Section
  • Member of the International Academy for Astronautics Paris
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Moscow
  • Member of the Academie for Schöpfertum, Moscow
  • Honorary Member of the Physiological Society in Cuba, Havanna
  • Honorary Member of the Technical Medical Society ‘Purkinje’, Prague

Publications

  • More than 750 original scientific works published in national and international journals and anthologies
  • 34 scientific scientific text and specialist books
  • 27 Patents

Selected titles