Cellular Neurology

The Department is headed by Professor Mathias Jucker and was founded in 2003. The research focus is on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, with a special emphasis on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer´s disease and other cerebral amyloidoses. Alzheimer's disease is the most frequently occurring age-related dementia, with more than 1 million people affected in Germany. It was in Tübingen that Alois Alzheimer first described the disease to his colleagues in 1906. To mark this occasion, the Department of Cellular Neurology hosted a centennial symposium in 2006 (Alzheimer: 100 Years and Beyond). As of 2010 our department is also part of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). ...more Info

Research groups & foci

Experimental Neuropathology

Cerebral proteopathy is a unifying term for cerebral neurodegenerative diseases in which aggregated … more Info

Amyloid Biology

The group studies mechanisms of amyloid formation in particular the molecular nature of pathogenic protein aggregation. … more Info

Experimental Neuroimmunology

An immune response is part of most neurological diseases, and the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s … more Info

Molecular Imaging

The Molecular Imaging group focuses on the visualization of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) related changes in the brain … more Info

Fluid Disease Biomarkers

Processes related to Alzheimer ́s disease (AD) and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases start many years before … more Info

Core Unit

The Core Unit supports department members in routine work and administrative issues. … more Info

Section for Dementia Research

The Section for Dementia Research of the Department of Cellular Neurology and the University Clinic for… more Info

Prof. Mathias Jucker mathias.juckeruni-tuebingen.de Address

Center of Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Department Cellular Neurology

Otfried-Müller-Straße 27
D-72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-86863
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4521

list of publications


Bernadette Graus
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-87606
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4521

Simone Eberle
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81947
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4521

Lab Management

Dr. Jörg Odenthal
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-86862
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4757

Alzheimer´s Disease Game