Professor Florian Beissner, born in 1979, is Scientific Director of the Insula Institute for Integrative Therapy Research in Hannover, a private non-profit organization that promotes science, research and education in the field of integrative medicine.
After graduating in physics from TU Munich, he pursued post-graduate studies in Chinese Medicine at the University of Porto and completed his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics and the Brain Imaging Center Frankfurt in 2010. After PostDoc positions at the University of Jena and Harvard Medical School he completed his habilitation in Systems Neuroscience in 2014. From 2016 to 2020 he was Endowed Professor for Somatosensory and Autonomic Therapy Research at Hannover Medical School. He is the author of over 40 original papers and reviews and has received several awards for his work.