University of Rostock, Germany
Journal of Molecular Psychiatry publishes scientific work focusing on the elucidation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. Expanding the traditional approach of biological psychiatry using advanced techniques of molecular biology, neuroimaging, behavioural biology, regenerative medicine and psychopharmacology, the journal disseminates state-of-the-art research focusing on psychiatric conditions, their diagnosis, therapy and prevention. The journal also has a special focus on translational research bridging basic and clinical research and aiming at exploiting fundamental findings in the field of neuroscience for neuropsychiatric practice, in order to improve patient care.
Johannes Thome studied medicine, philosophy and social psychology and obtained his MD/PhD degrees from Saarland University.
After his training as a resident in Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Wurzburg, he moved to the USA where he became a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University.
After two years of intensive and highly successful research in the area of molecular neuroscience and psychopharmacology, he returned to his native Germany and worked as Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Scientist at the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, University of Heidelberg.
In 2004, Johannes moved to Wales and settled in Swansea, where he was the Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Wales Swansea until March 2011 when he moved back to Germany to become the Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Rostock.