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Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Department for Neurodegenerative Diseases has been founded with the generous support of the charitable Hertie foundation in 2002. The department follows a comprehensive approach in fundamental and clinical research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, from the molecular and genetic basis to innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches. … more information

Research groups

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Clinical Parkinson's Disease Research

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most frequent neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease and affects about 1 to 2 % of individuals over the age of 65... more info

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Mitochondrial Biology of Parkinson’s Disease

Neurodegenerative disorders are associated in a proportion of cases with genetic risk and gene mutations. However, the vast majority … more info

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Genetics of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's syndrome (PS) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's dementia. The vast majority more info

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Dystonia

Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, and mutations in a growing number of genes have been identified … more info

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Functional Neurogenetics

Age-related neurodegenerative diseases are a severe and increasingly worrisome burden for our aging population … more info

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Section for Clinical Neurogenetics

Neurogenetic diseases like cerebellar ataxia, hereditary spastic paraplegia and leukodystrophy are rare disorders. … more info

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Genomic of Rare Movement Disorders

Our group specializes in rare diseases. A disease is called rare, when it affects no more than 5 of 100,000 people. more info

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Systems Neurodegeneration

Our research focuses on the investigation of the genetic basis, systems neuroscience and paradigmatic therapy approaches in … more info

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Deep Brain Stimulation

The working group aims to uncover mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation therapy and to translate  … more info

Director
Director
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasserthomas.gasser@med.uni-tuebingen.deAddress

Center of Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Department Neurodegenerative Diseases

Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-86529
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4839