Dr Ulrich Leinhos-Heinke

(Version 2023-04-06a)


  • Academic education in biology, psychology, linguistics and pedagogy
  • Dr rer nat (PhD) in biophysics / neurophysiology
  • Professional experience in biotechnology and as head of department in a state school ministry for natural sciences
  • Teacher at a technical vocational college for applied informatics, project management and communication
  • Temporarily honorary university lecturer for Analytical Philosophy of Biology and Psychology and for School Pedagogy
  • Until the beginning of the year 2023 Competence Manager of a software company specializing in KI


  • 2019-2023
    Competence Manager of tfSemanticServices GmbH [Ltd]
  • 1991-2019
    Student teacher, Graduation for the teaching profession at vocational colleges, Teacher and Senior teacher (Member and Senior Member of the Academic Council in civil service, Studienrat und Oberstudienrat), Trainer of teacher-students and teachers, etc. at Technical Vocational College 1, Mainz, Germany (details: see separate certificate)

Parallel part-time work:

  • 2013-2015
    Part-time Honorary University Lecturer for School Pedagogy: Observing, reconstructing and initiating lessons (Department 02 of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
  • 2011-2012
    Part-time Honorary University Lecturer for Analytical Philosophy of Biology and Psychology (Department 05 of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
  • 1993-2001
    Part-time (50%) Collaboration in / Head of the “Unit (Referat) for fundamental questions of mathematical-natural-scientific-technical education, ecological education and health at schools” in the Federal Ministry of Education and Science Rheinland-Pfalz (details: see separate certificate)
  • 1988-1991
    Research Associate: DECHEMA (German Society for Chemical Apparatus Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and Goethe University Frankfurt am Main: Project “Safety in Biotechnology” of the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology
  • 1984-1987
    Doctoral studies and doctorate (Dr rer nat, PhD) with Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. v. Seelen, Neuroinformatics Group, Department of Biophysics (Chair Prof. Dr. C. v. Campenhausen), Department of Biology, and Prof. Dr. W. Fröhlich, Institute of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 1975-1983
    Studies and graduation in Biology (Animal Physiology / Biophysics), and German (Linguistics) for teaching profession at grammar schools, accompanying studies in philosophy, pedagogy etc., Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • 1972
  • 1953-10-14
    born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

Additional experiences and competencies

  • Co-organizer of the conference “Gut und Böse (Good and Evil)” on the occasion of the first edition of the “International Journal for Philosophy and Psychosomatic Medicine – Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Psychosomatik IZPP” at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 26 March 2010, and
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IZPP (since 2009)
  • Member, lecturer and operator of the website of the interdisciplinary project “BIOS – Boundary Questions of Life” of the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft DFG) with members of the Departments of Biology and of Philosophy of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (2006-2010) and Cooperation at the international BIOS conference “Life – Body – Person – Intercultural Aspects of an Intricate Relationship” at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 25-27 April 2008
  • German Delegate to the Education Working Committee of the European Federation of Biotechnology EFB (1989-1991)
  • Postgraduate studies in journalism, focus on scientific journalism, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (1987)
  • Multiple scientific translations of articles in neurobiology (Scientific American, English, to Spektrum der Wissenschaft, German) (1987-1988)
  • Organization of a scientific congress (Organization of Structure and Function in the Brain, Werner Reimers Foundation, Bad Homburg, Germany, 16-19 September 1986)
  • Member of the Study Reform Commission Biology at the Secretariat of the Permanent Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (1980-1985)

Comprehensive IT application competencies (since 1981)

  • Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Autonomous operating of several own websites (since 1996) and Maintenance of several external websites (e.g. Website of BIOS project, see above, 2008-2010)
  • Questions of Data Protection and Data Security (Data Protection Officer at Technical Vocational College 1, Mainz, see above, 2007-2016)

Family status

  • Married, 2 daughters (1990, 1997)

Publications (most in German)

  • Data Protection
    In: 250 Years of Industrial-Technical Vocational Education, Mainz 2014
  • Teacher Training School
    In: 250 Years of Industrial-Technical Vocational Education, Mainz 2014
  • Awareness and Personality in Animals Against the Background of Behavioural Biological Observations
    Journal Philosophy of Psychology, No. 14, July 2010
  • Beyond science and reason. Why we write worse books without good arguments. A critical review to: Michael Schmidt-Salomon: Beyond good and evil – Why we are the better people without morality (2009). Journal of Philosophy and Psychosomatics, IZPP 1/2009
  • “Good and evil” – in a Darwinian thought? (Why biology cannot contribute to the clarification of moral categories)
    International Journal of Philosophy and Psychosomatics, IZPP 1/2009
  • Safety in biotechnology. Technical basics. (Co-author, co-editor)
    Hüthig Heidelberg, 1992
  • Safety in biotechnology. Biological basics. (Co-author, co-editor)
    Hüthig Heidelberg 1991
  • Organization of Neural Networks. Structures and Models. (Co-publisher)
    VCH Weinheim, 1988

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