Science, Drugs, and the Science of Drugs


PhD Student


Curriculum vitae

lukas​.basedow​@ukdd​.de

lukas.basedow@mind-foundation.org

Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


TU Dresden


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Extracurriculars


German Drug Policy
I support and work with the organization MyBrainMyChoice (https://mybrainmychoice.de/) to change German drug policy. Currently we are petitioning the German health and drug ministers to establish a trans-disciplinary and independent committee with the goal of evaluating current drug policy measures and their effectiveness in reducing harm to drug users (https://mybrainmychoice.de/petition/). A short (German) explanation for my support can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w15gzm412qk

Harm Reduction Services
I volunteer for the Safer Nightlife team of the Diakonie Dresden. We provide harm reduction services and support with difficult states of altered consciousness for people at parties, festivals and dance clubs. Find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safernightlife_dd/

Psychedelic Activism
I work as a volunteer staff member for the science department of MIND - The European Foundation for Psychedelic Science.  The MIND Foundation is a European non-profit organization for researchers, professionals, and their supporters. We promote psychedelic science to build a healthier, more connected world through evidence-based, safe, and legal applications of the psychedelic experience.  https://mind-foundation.org/

Death Penalty
I am strongly opposed to the death penalty, as I believe it is an inhumane, inefficient, and unethical punishment which has no place in modern society.  As part of my opposition I volunteer as a pen pal for death row inmates in the USA.

Hobbies
Sport: I am a front-row forward in the local Rugby Union team, volunteer as the youth advocate for the team, and have competed in several Powerlifting and Strongman competitions.
Movies: I love movies. Check out my reviews, ratings and favourites on letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/kazmaier/
Currently reading: Marc Lewis -  The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease
Meditation: At the moment I'm trying to follow and engage with this buddhist meditation course: http://aromeditation.org/