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Paul-Flechsig-Institute for Brain Research

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The Paul-Flechsig-Institute for Brain Research is a neuroscience research institute of Leipzig University's medical faculty. Established in 1974 it is tracing back to the founding of the "hirnanatomisches Laboratorium" by Paul Flechsig in the year 1883. The institute's scientific emphases lie on cellular and molecular aspects of neurodegenerative diseases and glial reactions in the brain and the retina.
Neurowissenschaften neurosciences Neurobiologie neuroscience neurobiology brain research Leipzig PFI
Focus points:
  • Clarifying the pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease and thereof developing diagnostic and therapeutical concepts.

  • analysing inflammatory processes related to neurodegeneration, especially in the cholinergic system

  • investigating the role of extracellular matrix during cell loss

  • involvement of glia in CNS function and pathology




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