Frank Jessen received his MD degree from the University of Saarland in 1995. After residencies in neuropathology at the University of Düsseldorf, and neurology and psychiatry at the University of Bonn, he was board certified as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in 2002. He served from 2002-2010 as a consultant psychiatrist and head of clinical Alzheimer’s disease research at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn. In 2010, he was appointed Professor of clinical dementia research and deputy director of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn. In 2015, he was appointed as a professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy and director of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cologne. Since 2010, he is an associate researcher at the German Center of Neurogeneerative Disorders (DZNE).