The scientific focus of Professor Dr. Johannes Schumacher is the elucidation of the genetic causes of multifactorial diseases. The focus of his work is neuropsychiatric, oncological and immunological diseases as well as congenital malformations. After completing his medical studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Prof. Schumacher worked for many years as a scientist at the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Bonn and at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda. Due to his research achievements, he won the Ziskind-Sommerfeld Research Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry in 2006 and the PRO-SCIENTIA-Förderpreis of the Eckhart-Buddecke Foundation in 2014. In 2007, Prof. Schumacher was also selected for the NIH/DFG Research Career Transition Awards Program. Since 2018, Prof. Schumacher has been head of the Institute of Human Genetics at Marburg University Hospital.