Dr. Frank Padberg is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Director of the Center for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Munich Augsburg (CNBSMA) at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Hospital Munich. His research as a clinician scientist focuses on the development of novel, safe and effective non-pharmacological interventions for difficult-to-treat affective disorders. Within two research groups, he and his co-workers are currently following different lines of research to achieve this overarching goal: 1) understanding the complexity of persistent affective disorders by characterizing clinical, psychological and neurobiological underpinnings, 2) investigating mechanisms of action in psychotherapy, and 3) developing non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) methods to safe and effective therapeutic interventions for various settings. The third research track has been implemented as a translational research program (German Center for Brain Stimulation – GCBS) funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. Dr. Padberg widely contributed to the scientific field (e.g. see google scholar: h-index: 65, citations: 21171).