Prof. Dr. Schmidt is a Professor at the University of Münster at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry.
His research focus is mainly on natural products against neglected diseases in the tropical areas. Due to this reason, Prof. Schmidt has supervised several African and Latin American doctoral students where most of these diseases have been a challenge to the communities.
Prof. Schmidt was the supervisor of a Kenyan doctoral student Dr. rer. nat. Kimani (Kenyan DAAD Scholar talks about PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Germany), who successfully defended his PhD at the University in Münster, Germany in April 2019.
To help out future scientists looking for PhD opportunities in Germany, Prof. Schmidt gave an insight about research in Germany, how to approach potential supervisors and the possibilities on how research in Africa is/can being pushed.