Welcome // Mission Statement

The Medical Neuroscience Cluster bundles the clinically relevant research activities in all areas of neuroscience and psychosocial sciences at the Medical University of Vienna. The research groups forming the cluster cover a broad spectrum of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, immunology, cell biology, pathology and pharmacology of the nervous system, neuroimaging, molecular genetics as well as clinical neurology, pediatric neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, child- and adolescent psychiatry.

The overall aim of all members in the MNC is to provide a better understanding of disease mechanisms in the nervous system and the psyche, to improve prevention, diagnosis and therapy and to communicate this knowledge to patients and the public.

Another important goal of the MNC is also to provide a high-level, systematic training for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical scientists in basic neuroscience as well as in neurological, psychiatric and psychosocial research.



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The neurodegenerative condition known as Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause of dementia. A research group led by molecular biologists Fabian Dorninger and Johannes Berger at MedUni Vienna's Centre for Brain Research investigated changes in..


Neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex represents every experience as "novel". The neurons adapt their activity accordingly, even if the new experience is very similar to a previous one. That is the main finding of a study conducted by..


Gabor G. Kovacs from the Institute of Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna has received the Bishop Dr Karl Golser Award 2018 for his research findings in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and atypical parkinsonian disorders.


The prestigious prize was awarded to the best 40 dissertations written in Austria in the study year 2017. The ceremony took place on December 7th, 2017 at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.


Brain tumours: MedUni Vienna researchers heavily involved in testing an innovative surgical technique.


Ruth Drdla-Schutting, pain researcher at the Center for Brain Research of the MedUni Vienna, was awarded the Otto Loewi Price by the Austrian Neuroscience Association at their annual conference.


The clinical syndrome known as dementia covers a group of clinical pictures involving the impairment of cognitive functions such as memory, speech, orientation, comprehension and judgement. This goes hand-in-hand with difficulties in everyday life,..


MedUni Vienna neuroscientist recognised for achievements in medical research


MedUni Vienna is strengthening its cooperation with the University of Hiroshima in the form of a cooperation agreement in the areas of education and research. University staff and students are able to work at the other university as part of an..

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