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Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy)

Neurodegenerative, inflammatory and vascular disorders have traditionally been studied in isolation from each other. The Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) has chosen to take an integrative approach with a view to breaking down such artificial boundaries and unravel the interactions between the different underlying pathologies that contribute to the development of neurological disease. Thus, the researchers involved in the Cluster will study how inflammation reactions influence neurodegenerative processes, how microvascular and degenerative mechanisms combine to cause tissue damage, and how immune cells interact with the blood-brain barrier. To tackle these issues, the SyNergy Cluster, which will now be established as part of the Excellence Initiative, will create a network of highly qualified specialists, which brings basic and clinical researchers together with experts in systems analysis.

Cooperation partners:
Technische Universität München, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Helmholtz Center Munich – National Research Center for Environmental Health, Max Planck Institutes for Biochemistry, Neurobiology and Psychatrie

Funded: 1 Nov 2012 through 31 Oct 2017

Prof. Dr. Christian Haass
Chair of Metabolic Biochemistry
Adolf Butenandt Institute (Faculty of Medicine)
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 75 – 471
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 75 – 415