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.



Dear Colleagues! Attached and below please find the Invitation to the first Jour Fixe in the new academic year. The Jour Fixe will take place in presence this year, in our big seminar room,  1st floor.  Please note, that there are..


Sehr geehrte Frau Kollegin, sehr geehrter Herr Kollege! Die Universitätsklinik für Neurologie freut sich, Sie zu ihrer Fortbildungsreihe „Neurowissenschaftliches Kolloquium" einladen zu dürfen! Am 5.10. 2022 um 15.00 Uhr wird Univ. Prof...

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Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is critical if patients are to receive timely and appropriate care and potential treatments and preventive measures are to be used to the best possible effect. Scientists have so far identified several..


Researchers at MedUni Vienna have discovered that neurons have an emergency back-up system to enable them to remain functional even when their energy supply is disrupted. As in many areas of technology, an emergency back-up serves to compensate for..


It is essential to assess the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to choose appropriate therapeutic measures, but this cannot be reliably done using existing methods. A MedUni Vienna study now shows for the first time that the retina can be..


A multidisciplinary study led by Vanja Nagy (LBI-RUD/CeMM/Medical University of Vienna) and Josef Penninger (UBC/IMBA) characterized a novel gene, known as FIBCD1, to be likely causative of a new and rare neurodevelopmental disorder. Using data from..


A scientific team from MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research has now identified specific cells that regulate the transmission of information between brain areas. This discovery forms the basis for the development of new treatment options for..


Activating a circuit between the amygdala and brainstem relieves pain and reduces defensive behaviors in rats, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience by a study team at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research...


Tibor Harkany, Head of the Division of Molecular Neurosciences at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research, has been awarded a substantial European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept Grant. Tibor Harkany and his team are working on the..


Fluorescent dyes, such as those used in nightclubs with black lights or in forensic blood searches at crime scenes, play an important role in pharmaceutical research in particular. They can be used to visualize biological structures in liquids,..


Viral infections during pregnancy affect the mother's brain and her postpartum care behaviour. These are the findings of a research study in a mouse model conducted at MedUni Vienna. The results were published in the leading journal "Molecular..


Für herausragende medizinische Forschungsleistungen junger WissenschafterInnen wird der Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta-Förderpreis für Medizin von der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW) einmal im Jahr vergeben. Heuer erhielten..

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