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10 years of CBR

(Vienna, 27 October 2010) The human brain is one of the most time-consuming fields of research because of its complexity. Since the foundation of the Center for Brain Research in particular, MedUni Vienna has also been back among the European and international frontrunners in this field too.

As a major part of the four research clusters at MedUni Vienna, neurosciences are among the most prominent specialist fields internationally with a very high number of publications which have relevant effects on many different areas and often playing a trendsetting role. The Center for Brain Research, which was opened in 2000, carries out interdisciplinary basic research of the highest level here, the results of which have already been used in many clinical applications and enable new forms of treatment for the patients.

For example, as part of his basic research on multiple sclerosis, the long-term head of the Center o.Univ. Prof. Dr. Hans Lassmann made great progress in clarifying the underlying mechanisms here and was thus able to demonstrate new therapeutic approaches for this disease. The current head, Univ. Prof. Dr Jürgen Sandkühler, is one of the most renowned pain researchers in the world and a pioneer in this field, Univ. Prof. Dr. Werner Sieghart is a forerunner in the study of the mode of action of special receptors for neurotransmitters, and the team headed by Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Klausberger deals with the neurological, molecular and cell biological processes in the brain.

With these successes and the interdisciplinary cooperation in a highly-modern environment the Center for Brain Research at MedUni Vienna is today an internationally prestigious research location which also attracts many researchers from abroad. Currently there are around 100 scientists from 21 nations, working here on findings to prevent, diagnose and treat many different diseases of the nervous system.

The institute is celebrating this success with a symposium and festivities for its ten year anniversary. Here the institute itself will be presented and after a lecture and the presentation of scientific highlights there will also be a look into the future of neurosciences as part of a panel discussion.

Symposium on 10 Years of the Center for Brain Research:
Friday 29 Oct. 2010
from 10:30 am

Lecture Hall D,
Lecture Hall Centre of MedUni Vienna at the Vienna General Hospital AKH,
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna

» Programm (in German)
» Video (in German)