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Th. Hummel, M.D., Prof. Dr. med.

T. HummelPublications

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Factor on Research Gate: 52,64; h-index (on Google): 107; citations (on Google): 46 395

Medical School

Humanmedizin (Staatsexamen) an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Bayern


"Vergleich des analgetischen Wirkpotentials von Flupirtin-Kapseln, -Saft und -Tropfen an gesunden Probanden" an der Medizinischen Fakul­tät der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen


medical registration

1992 - 1993
Col­lege of Medicine University of Iowa, Department of Pharma­co­lo­gy, USA

medical specialization als "Facharzt für Pharmakologie und Toxiko­lo­­gie"

Habilitation (“Ph.D.”) in pharmacology and toxicology

1996 - 1997
Smell and Taste Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Dresden Medical School, Germany (“ausserplanmäßiger Professor”)


  • Supervision of work area and outpatient clinic "Smell and Taste" at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the TU Dresden
  • Head of Interdisciplinary Center "Smell and Taste"

Research interest

Physiology and pathophysiology of the chemical Senses - Olfaction, Gustation, Irritation

  • diagnostics and treatment of olfactory / gustatory loss
  • mechanisms involved in irritation of the upper airways
  • olfaction in neurodegenerative disorders
  • interactions between the olfactory, trigeminal, and gustatory systems


  • 08/1996: Award of the European Chemoreception Reseacrh Organization (ECRO) for “Excellence in Chemosensory Research”
  • 09/2009: „Alexander von Humboldt Preis“ of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) Brussels, Belgium
  • 04/2018: “Professor Dr. Ludwig-Haymann-Preis” of the German ENT Society


Editorial activity

  • Since 1995        Member Editorial Board of “Chemical Senses”
  • Since 2007        Member Editorial Board of the “European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology”
  • Since 2007        Member Editorial Board of “Chemosensory Perception”
  • Since 2009        Member Editorial Board of “Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience”
  • Since 2010        Member Editorial Board of “Allergy & Rhinology”
  • Since 2011        Member Editorial Board of “PLoS One”