Having lectured at the University of Bremen in Behavioral Psychology, Gerhard Roth was appointed Director of the newly-created Institute for Brain Research. In 1997 Gerhard was the founding Rector of the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study Delmenhorst. Since 2008 he is CEO of Roth GmbH – Applied Neuroscience in Bremen.

His areas of research include cognitive and emotional behavior in animals, developmental neurobiology and theoretical neurobiology. As a speaker he covers topics such as decision-making, behavioral psychology, man’s relationship towards technology and adapting to change.

In 2011 he was awarded with the merit cross 1st class of the Federal Republic of Germany for his merits as scientist, science writer and president of the Studienstiftung (German National Academic Foundation).