NEU² Partners: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
The Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
The Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is affiliated to the University of Hamburg and one of the largest faculties of Medicine in Germany. In more than 80 clinics and institutes research and teaching is actively accomplished by 1300 physicians and scientists. The whole organization employs 7000 people. The Medical Center is involved within many national and international research projects e.g. EU/ERC projects, and its scientists are actively supported by the MediGate, an independent affiliate of the faculty, in questions of intellectual property rights and all other interactions with industry and outside research organisations.
Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
Falkenried 94, D-20251 Hamburg
The Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis (INIMS) has been founded 2006 based on an initiative of the Gemeinnützige Hertie Stiftung, which intended to create a clinical/translational research institute for multiple sclerosis (MS) research. The inims combines a basic science institute that is located at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH) with an outpatient MS clinic and dedicated day hospital that is part of the clinical facilities of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). The clinical group of inims closely interacts with the Department of Neurology to assure continuity in inpatient and outpatient care of MS patients, continuous medical education for both inims members and, in the area of neuroimmunology and MS, also for those of the Department of Neurology, and teaching of students. Besides the Department of Neurology, inims interacts with a number of clinical (Departments of Neuroradiology, Stem Cell Transplantation, Transfusion Medicine and others) and basic science groups at the ZMNH and others. The main goals of inims are: To provide state-of-the-art care for MS patients, to investigate the etiology and pathogenesis of MS, and to develop new treatments for MS.
Ansprechpartner / Contact person:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Heesen
Tel.: +49 40 7410-57076
Fax: +49 40 7410-56682
Prof. Dr. Manuel A. Friese
Tel.: +49 40 7410-556615
Fax: +49 40 7410-56598
Dr. Sabine Fleischer
Tel.: +49 40 7410 55668
Fax: +49 40 7410 56598
Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
Martinistr. 52, D-20246 Hamburg
The Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology (head: Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is one of the partners involved in the NeuConn project. The goal of the project is to monitor changes of large-scale brain networks in MS patients. Key aim is to identify novel network-related markers that can be used for monitoring of neuroplasticity and neuroprotective effects and as predictors for clinical endpoints. In the context of NeuConn, research at the Dept. of Neurophysiology focusses on analysis of networks using magnetoencephalography (MEG), a noninvasive technique that allows to register brain activity at good spatial and excellent temporal resolution. To this end, the MEG system installed at the Dept. of Neurophysiology is equipped with 275 magnetic field sensors. Using these MEG data, dynamic coupling in cortical networks is investigated in MS patients and healthy controls. Other research interests at the Dept. of Neurophysiology are dynamics of distributed sensory processing, intermodal and sensorimotor integration, as well as models of perception, action and consciousness.
Ansprechpartner / Contact person:
Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel
Tel.: +49 40 74105-6170
Fax: +49 40 74105-7752