About vasopharm


Prof. Harald Schmidt, MD PhD PharmD

Harald Schmidt, MD PhD PharmD, co-founded vasopharm in 1998 and was for two years its first CEO.

He is currently Chair of Pharmacology and Personalised Medicine at Maastricht University, Netherlands, leads research programs as European Research Council Advanced Investigator, a Proof-of-Concept and a EUROSTAR programme, and is Chair of a European Science Foundation COST Action on Systems Medicine. He had previously worked in Australia, Germany and USA in different academic and business leadership positions. These include chair of Monash University’s Centre for Vascular Health, Australia, co-leader of Maastricht University’s Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences innovation platform, Netherlands, and a drug discovery CRO at TransMIT, Giessen, Germany. His research focuses on disease mechanisms, target validation, drug and biomarker discovery, personalised and network medicine. Professor Schmidt has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, books and patents. He is Section Editor of the Public Library of Science and member oft he editorial board of Nature’s Scientific Reports. He has been awarded the Roche Molecular Biochemicals Research Prize for Cell Biology, the Phoenix Research Prize in Pharmacy, and the Pro Scientia Prize.


Prof. Ulrich Walter, MD

Ulrich Walter, MD, was a co-founder of vasopharm in 1998. He is a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Patho-biochemistry and currently Scientific Director of the Centre of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH), University Hospital, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.

He received his education in Medicine (University of Goettingen, Germany) and Biochemistry (Brandeis University, USA). From 1975-1980 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, Yale University (New Haven, USA). From 1980-1985 a Heisenberg Fellow ( DFG / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at the University of Wurzburg, he was appointed professor in 1995. In 2012, he was appointed director of the Center of thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) at the University Hospital, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

Ulrich Walter has numerous awards, published more than 230 original articles, more than 30 peer-evaluated review articles / Editorials and 5 patents.

Ulrich Walter was elected as member of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina (2004).