Sascha Schroeder studied psychology, linguistics, and musicology at the University of Cologne, where he also gained his doctorate in psychology 2008. He received his habilitation in psychology from the Free University of Berlin. After working at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Kassel, as well as holding guest professorships at the University of Potsdam and the Free University of Berlin, he established the Max Planck Research Group REaD (Reading Education and Development) in 2012. He investigates the cognitive processes underlying written language acquisition and the cognitive determinants of reading development in childhood and adolescence. His research combines longitudinal and experimental approaches and uses linguistic as well as cognitive methods to analyze and simulate developmental data. He is member of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE and supervises students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.