2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Magdalena Schmidt

Magdalena SchmidtStiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover


I grew up in a charming small town named Ladenburg in Germany as the youngest of three children. I attended elementary school and later the “Carl Benz Gymnasium,” receiving awards for excellence and achievements, like the “Karl von-Frisch Award” of biology. Because of my strong interest in natural science, I participated in several internships, one of which was in the Department of Physiological Chemistry and decided to study veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. Because of the close relations within my family, I have always been supported through my individual development.



It is important for me to be involved in social activities, so I am committed in the horseback-riding club in Ladenburg, in teaching horseback-riding to handicapped children and in organizing horse shows. Moreover, playing the saxophone is an essential part of my life, and I was a leading member of a music band called “Jazz light” for three years. In the evening I enjoy playing university sports with other students, like jogging, ballet and skiing, or reading scientific articles. While studying veterinary medicine, I am also working at the Department of Physiological Chemistry to gain insight into the world of science.

Career Goal:

In the future, I want to make a contribution in the discovery of new mechanisms and molecules leading to the development of novel drugs and therapies.