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Cellular Neurology

About us

Our 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 proteopathies. 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).

Currently our department is composed of two research groups and three units:

A mini-department for our little ones, i.e. a playroom, has been added.

We are primarily a department of basic research with a focus on preclinical investigations of disease mechanisms. To foster the translation of our research to clinical applications, we partnered with the University Clinic of Psychiatry to establish the Section for Dementia Research with its Memory Clinic. Moreover, we coordinate the international Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) study in Germany, which aims to understand the rare genetic forms of Alzheimer's disease by longitudinal analysis of gene mutation carriers and non-mutation carrier siblings. Understanding this type of Alzheimer's disease is expected to provide important clues to the development of the more common sporadic form of Alzheimer´s disease.

Our department hosts scientists from more than 10 nations, ranging from short-term fellows, master students, PhD and MD students to postdoctoral fellows and group leaders. This diversity, along with our extensive expertise in brain aging and neurodegenerative disease, creates a socially and intellectually stimulating intramural environment that is also highly competitive extramurally.

Director
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

list of publications

Coordination
Administrative Coordinator

Bernadette Graus
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-87606
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4521
bernadette.grausuni-tuebingen.de

Scientific Coordinator

Gisela Rose
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81947
gisela.roseuni-tuebingen.de

Lab Management

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