Neurology and Interdisciplinary Neuro-Oncology

The Department of Neurology and Interdisciplinary Neuro-oncology (Director: Prof. Ghazaleh Tabatabai) is a department covering both inpatient and outpatient clinical care. The scientific focus includes the entire spectrum of neuro-oncological diseaes and thus builds a bridge between the priority research foci oncology/immunology and neurosciences of the Medical Faculty Tübingen. The spectrum includes primary and metastatic tumors in the nervous system as well as neurological side effects of tumor therapies.

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Research Groups


Tabatabai Lab

The projects of the lab are focusing on the biology of brain tumors, especially with targeted individualized therapies... more info


Merk Lab

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in infants, children, and adolescents. Our lab is mostly focusing on embryonal brain tumors including ... more info


Renovanz Lab

The group focuses on the health-related quality of life, psychosocial burden and unmet needs in neuro-oncological patients. Our key question is.... more info


Sevenich Lab

Research in this lab is focused on tumor immunology in brain cancer in particular brain metastasis. ...more info



We would like to welcome you to our newsfeed.

January 2023

We welcome our new employees:

Mrs. Anke Jacob will support us from now on as a medical technical assistant, mainly in cell culture work.Ms. Bsc. Viktoria Dimanova will complete a laboratory rotation with us as part of her Master's degree in "Molecular Medicine".We wish both of them a pleasant start and look forward to working together.

December 2022

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!We had a great Christmas party at the Hertie Institute and are happy about the distributed Christmas presents.

November 2022

Parts of our preclinical and clinical team will attend the annual meeting of the Society of Neurooncology (SNO) (16.11-20.11.2022).


DirectorDepartment of Neurology and Interdisciplinary Neuro-Oncology
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ghazaleh TabatabaiPhone 07071 29-85018ghazaleh.tabatabai@uni-tuebingen.deAddress

Hertie Center of Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Department of Neurology & Interdisciplinary Neuro-Oncology

Otfried-Müller-Straße 27
72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-85018
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5957


Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-83269

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