Prateep Beed, neuroscientist and science communicator about the potential of psychedelics, Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks and his wish to pass on the knowledge he has acquired to next generations.


Who are you and what is your profession?

I am Prateep Beed and I am a neuroscientist and science communicator at Charité Berlin. Additionally, I have been busy in the field of sustainability and nature-inspired innovation and am keenly keeping tabs on future innovation trends.  

Can you describe your workplace in two words?

Incredibly fascinating

What tools do you use to organise your ideas?

Structured thoughts? I rather let it run free and take notes when a great idea, concept or understanding comes by in my mind.  

Which trend will influence your work/ research the most?

The potential of psychedelics – the fundamental understanding of its working at the neuronal and network level with a future promise of its role as therapeutics. 

Why would you like to work with some day?

Richard Feynman

What keeps you awake at night?

I love my sleep 😉 

What are you currently reading?

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

Is there a takeaway from the pandemic that you would like to share? Has anything changed in your daily routine?

It has taught everyone including me to be more observant and reflective than just having a go-do-it attitude. 

Tell us a fun or unknown fact about you!

I let people find that out for themselves when they meet me in person.

In the future, you would like to…

Work with more impact – pass on the knowledge I have acquired to the next generation so that they don´t have to re-invent the wheel.

What is your favourite spot in Berlin?

It really depends on the kind of activity; be it culinary, cultural, social, relaxing, being outdoors etc.

Why Berlin Science Week?

Why not? I got to know a lot of people from the wonderful team of Berlin Science Week and appreciate their efforts to have launched this initiative and to keep it running. 

What is your part in this year’s 6th Berlin Science Week?

I take part in Tabula Rasa at Urania and will also be at the Humboldt Forum/Labor on November 4th at the NeuroCure Research Station. 

PS: What is the most delicious thing you ate this week?

Good ideas … 


If you want to learn more about Prateep Beed’s research check out the exhibition ‘After Nature‘ at the Humboldt Labor.  His personal guided tour for Berlin Science Week is already fully booked.