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About us - Scientists

Here you can find an overview of the scientists at the Center

Dipl. Biol. Thomas FriedemannDr. rer. nat. Thomas Friedemann (born 1985 in Gotha) worked intensively during his biology degree on the regulation of the cardiovascular system through Traditional Chinese Medicine. His first publications on the topic appeared during a two-year research period at the Shanghai Research Center of TCM. On completion of his degree at the Goethe University Frankfurt he joined the HanseMerkur TCM Center at the UKE, where he is researching neuroprotective and neuroregenerative effects of Chinese medicinal herbs for his doctorate, begun in 2012.

Dr. Roland SalchowDr Roland Salchow (born 1945 in the Altmark) senior research advisor, founder and director until december 2015. Salchow studied physics, mathematics and chemistry, received his diploma in relativity theory and was awarded a doctorate in Hamburg in solid-state theory in 1980. He worked as a mathematician at the University of the Armed Forces in Hamburg and in 1990 was appointed Director and Professor at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) in Hamburg. He headed the international Governmental Committee for Environmental Inspection of the Northeast Atlantic and the North Sea. Until 2001 Salchow was a member of the Hamburg state parliament, then becoming State Secretary for Science and Research. In 2008, he was charged with establishing the HanseMerkur TCM Center at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Since 2008 Salchow has also been a visiting lecturer at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater.

Dr. Hui MaDr. rer. nat. Xiaosong Mao (born 1973 in Kunming City, China) obtained his degree in acupuncture and TCM from the renowned TCM university in Nanjing in 1995, where he also completed his period as resident physician. In 1999 he began a second degree at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU-Berlin) which he completed in 2004, gaining a diploma in biochemistry. He then went on to gain a PhD at FU-Berlin’s Institute for Molecular Neurobiology and Animal Biochemistry. From 2008 on he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Cognition at the Hamburg Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH). Since 2014 he has been a researcher at the HanseMerkur Center for TCM, where he is investigating the interface between Traditional Chinese Medicine and research in the natural sciences.

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