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.



Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren! Die Medizinische Universität Wien und das Universitätsklinikum AKH Wien haben gemeinsam mit acht einschlägigen Kliniken und Abteilungen als Kernbereich ein fach- und berufsübergreifendes Zentrum gegründet, in dem..

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Matthias Preusser, Professor of Internal Oncology at MedUni Vienna, was elected Executive Editor of the international journal “Neuro-Oncology”. He takes on this role on the Editorial Board as a representative of the European Association of..


Distorted reality, altered sensory perceptions and thought processes as well as concentration disorders over a longer period of time can be signs of an increased risk of psychosis. In fact, as many as 20 to 30 per cent of people with symptoms of..


The number of people with addictions has also risen significantly in Austria recently - and there is no end in sight to this trend. Against this background, the book "Sucht. Neue Erkenntnisse und Behandlungswege" is published by MANZ-Verlag as..


A study led by the Medical University of Vienna shows a sustained survival benefit of the so called antiangiogenic therapy at recurrence of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children and adolescents. The therapy starves the..


The Department of Neurosurgery at MedUni Vienna and University Hospital Vienna has recently begun using a new laser-based imaging technique that enables much faster tissue diagnosis during tumor surgery. With "Stimulated Raman Histology", a digital..


The "Researcher of the Month" jury gives the award for this month to Ms. Ece Sakalar, MSc on the occasion of the work "Neurogliaform cells dynamically decouple neuronal synchrony between brain areas" published in the top journal "Science" (IF..


An innovative brain pacemaker for the treatment of focal epilepsy was successfully implanted for the first time in Austria at the University Hospital Vienna and MedUni Vienna at the beginning of August 2023. The novel treatment procedure is a..


For the second year in a row, the Division of Neuropathology and Neurochemistry at the Department of Neurology, MedUni Vienna, together with the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (Euro-CNS), organised the internationally..


Inga Koneczny, Neuroscientist at the Department of Neuropathology and Neurochemistry at the Department of Neurology of MedUni Vienna, has successfully secured a highly endowed grant from the EU's European Research Executive Agency. The IgG4-TREAT..


A study conducted by researchers from the Department of Neurology at MedUni Vienna and University Hospital Vienna has demonstrated for the first time that diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can be significantly improved by additionally measuring..

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