Company founder Peter Pohl

· Born in Germany, Peter Pohl spent his childhood and adolescence in California. He studied Psychology and Biology at the Universities of Constance and Munich, receiving his PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Munich in 1976

· Expertise in Child Psychology, Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry in Munich (1973-1975), Children’s Center Munich (1976-1979), Visiting Scientist at Child Development and Mental Retardation Center and Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle (1976-1979), Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Bielefeld, Germany (1982-1983), Child Psychology Practice in Bressanone, Italy (1984-1988), and English-Teacher in Gymnasium in Bressanone, Italy (1985-1987)

· Educational Technology Consultant and Management Trainer for international companies, Vienna, Austria (1988-1997) 

· Child Psychology Practice Garmisch, with Bavarian state license and board certification, was founded in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in 1998

· Branch office Mittenwald opened 2014 

· Applied research in child and adolescent behavior with numerous publications in international journals



Company co-founder Frank HSU

Frank HSU

 Frank HSU (Chinese name: Fan XU) is a citizen of the People’s Republic of China. He was born and grew up in Chengdu in the Province of Sichuan, received his medical training first at Chengdu Medical College (2003 to 2007) and thereafter at Chongqing Medical University, where he is presently a PhD candidate in systems biology. From 2007 to 2009 Frank was a manager and medical consultant at the Chengdu Technology and Market Company, which specializes in research and development of software components for life sciences instrumentation, and in 2009 he was awarded the company‘s Headhunting Prize.

· Among his academic awards are the Excellent Graduate Student Award and the Science Research Award, both issued by Chengdu Medical College in 2006. In 2012 Frank was awarded the Excellent Postgraduate Thesis by Chongqing Medical University and the Excellent Paper Award by Tianjin Tianshili Medicine Company, which distributes Chinese herbal medicine, antibiotics, medical devices and biological medicines. In 2013 the Chongqing Government honoured him with  its Scientific and Technological Achievement Award.

· Numerous publications by Fan XU (as first or co-author) have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, such as PLoS One, some of which are concerned with behavioral topics in nonhuman primates (such as "The mutual influences between depressed Macaca fascicularis mothers and their infants", or the "Construction and validation of a systematic ethogram of Macaca fascicularis in a free enclosure").

· As an inventor, Frank has been granted various patents in the field of neuroscience concerned with an animal model of spinal cord injury.

· Frank’s current field of interest is relating behavior and cognition to genetic substrate.

· The founder of dlearns initially met Frank HSU in August 2014 at an international conference on Measuring Behavior in Holland, in which Frank‘s presentation on "Do mothers from socially hierarchical primate species ‘selfishly‘ adopt orphans?" preceeded the founder’s paper on "The science behind measuring behavior" in a session entitled "Measuring the behavior of humans and other primates". A friendship has grown out of that encounter – and a partnership as well.

· Finally, the picture of Frank was taken at Greenwich Observatory and the work of art behind him symbolizes the Meridian Line, which separates the Eastern and Western Hemispheres of the Earth at 180° longitude , and, as Frank notes, could imply our cooperation across zones of time, space and culture in an increasingly digitilized world.



Publications chronologically Sort: 


Ø   Fan Xu et al(2015) Macaques Exhibit a Naturally-Occurring Depression Similar to Humans, Scientific Report, 5


Ø  Xu F. Qiny.W,, et al (2014) Do Foster Mothers from Socially Hierarchical Primate Species "Selfishly" Adopt Orphans? Measure Behavior Symposium, Netherland, 2014.

Ø  Qinming.Z, Xu F, et al (2014) The Mutual Influences between Depressed Macaca fascicularis Mothers and Their Infants. PLoS ONE9(3):e89931.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089931


Ø  Xie L, Xu F, Liu S, Ji Y, Zhou Q, et al. (2013) Age- and Sex-Based Hematological and Biochemical Parameters for Macaca fascicularis. PLoS ONE 8(6): e64892. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064892

Ø  Xin L, Xu F., Liang.X.,et al (2013) Depression-Like Behavioral Phenotypes by Social and Social Plus Visual Isolation in the Adult Female Macaca Fascicularis. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73293. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073293


Ø  Xu F, Xie L, Li X, Li Q, Wang T, et al. (2012) Construction and Validation of a Systematic Ethogram of Macaca fascicularis in a Free Enclosure. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037486

Ø  Xu F et al (2012) Influence of reared baby or not on the social behavior of female Macaca fascicularis in free enclosure. Acta Laboratorium animals science since.20(3):18-22 (Chinese)



Ø  Xu F et al (2007) Establishment of spinal cord injury models and its evaluation of neural function after spinal cord injury ,J Trauma Surgery, 1:91-93 (Chinese)

Ø  Xu F et al (2006) Thinking about relevant problems concerning low temperature of intravenous infusion fluids,J Chinese Nursing Research,20(5): 1384 (Chinese)

Ø  Xu F et al (2006) The progress of cell transplantation in spinal cord injury, J Sichuan Physiology,28(3),123-125(Chinese)