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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

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

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

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


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

Functional Neurogenetics

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

Section for Clinical Neurogenetics

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

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

Systems Neurodegeneration

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

Deep Brain Stimulation

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

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasser Address

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