Dr Noori received his PhDs in mathematics and physics from Universities of Heidelberg and Kaiserslautern and was honoured with Venia Legendi from the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University as well. In 2008, he moved to Princeton University and focused his research on the interface of experimental and theoretical neurosciences. In the years 2013-2016, he worked as a group leader in the Central Institute of Mental Health. He further occupied visiting professorships at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques and Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences of New York University, where he works with Mikhael Gromov on singularities of geometric flows as observed in membrane deformations. Prior to joining the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a senior investigator, he was an associate professor and the head of the independent research group Neuronal Convergence at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. He was accepted as a Feodor-Lynen fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2016, as a fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2017, as an overseas fellow of the Royal Society for Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Neurology in 2018. He further is a research affiliate in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He received the Manfred Fuchs award for his pioneering work on neurobiology and cybernetics in 2017. Dr Hamid Noori was further awarded with the Ursula M Haendel award of the German Science Foundation and the DGPPN (German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics) award for excellence in research of psychiatric diseases in 2018 and the Fred Yates award of the Society for the Study of Addiction for Researcher of the Year in 2019.