Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology
University Clinic Essen
Manfred Schedlowski is Professor and Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Born 1957 in Hannover, Germany, he obtained his degree in Psychology and his PhD at the Department of Medical Psychology, Hannover Medical School, Germany. Since October 1997, Manfred Schedlowski is Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology at the Medical Faculty, University Essen-Duisburg interrupted by a research stay as Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland (2004-2007).
Manfred Schedlowski’s current primary focus of research is the neurobiology of placebo and nocebo responses, in particular the mechanisms and clinical relevance of behavioral or Pavlovian conditioning of immune and neuroendocrine functions.