Perikles SIMON
Prof., Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

Scientific Education and Employment

Since 2009        Head of the Department of Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Disease Prevention at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

2004-2009        Head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Medical Clinic, Department for Sports Medicine, University of Tübingen

12/2006        Certificate for University Lecturers of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts

2002-2004        Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer at the Department of Ophthalmology and the Institute for Brain Research, University of Tübingen

04/2004        PhD in Molecular Neurobiology from the International Max Planck Research School for Neural and Behavioural Sciences, Tübingen

11/2000        MD University of Tübingen, 3rd state examination and license to practice medicine

1997-1998        Laboratory rotation at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Honors, Distinctions and Community Services

Since 2016        Head of the Ethics Commission of the Faculty of Social Science

Since 2014        Editorial Board Member of the Journal Sports Medicine

2009-2014        Gene Doping Panel at the World Anti-Doping Agency

since 2012        Group of Experts of the European Commission for Doping in Recreational Sports

2008                "Ludolf-Krehl-Award" for General Internal Medicine


Main Research Interest

Development of diagnostic and prognostic markers for healthy aging and the molecular mechanisms that effectively mediate exercise based beneficial effects on well-being. Most of my publications relate to the field of Exercise and Public Health with a focus on the following three fields: 1. Healthy Aging, 2. Molecular Exercise Physiology, and 3. Doping analysis, epidemiology and prevention