Schilling Professorship for vascular Neuroimmunology

In this research area, we couple the neuroimmunological and vascular research with our expertise to design and carry out clinical studies. A direct, clinic-oriented network of basic research, clinical research and patient care is implemented. Our focus are vascular-immunological processes from the immunological reaction after cerebral ischemia to cerebral vasculitis.

The main points of the Schilling Professorship are:

  1. To develop innovative mouse models and to use innovative techniques in vivo and in vitro to identify and characterize new target structures and to introduce them into preclinical and clinical trials.
  2. Use state-of-the-art methods such as Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) to examine the inflammatory reaction from the blood-brain barrier (BBB) ​​to the parenchyma.
  3. Carry out parallel analyzes on human biomaterials in order to achieve an optimal and rapid translation of the animal experimental data.
  4. To expand the area of ​​inflammation research in stroke to include for example diseases such as cerebral vasculitis