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.



Center for Brain Research, Large Seminar Room, 1st floor, Spitalgasse 4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

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A healthy lifestyle can significantly delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. The lifestyle that people follow between the ages of 40 and 60 already plays a major role in this. "People who have taken care of themselves and..


An international study with significant input from MedUni Vienna casts light on the mechanism by which undifferentiated cells commit to their biological destiny within the body. During the course of their development, the cells that were studied..


Experts from MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital have identified a previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus Leptospira. Infection with this bacterium triggered unusual neurological symptoms, reminiscent of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune..


Researchers of MedUni Vienna around Siegfried Kasper, Head of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of MedUni Wien together with the team of Carlos Zarate of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the USA developed a..


Till Voigtländer, neuroscientist at MedUni Vienna's Institute of Neurology, was presented with the European Rare Disease Leadership Award at the EURORDIS Black Pearl Awards for his services in the field of rare diseases.


Working with international partners, a MedUni Vienna research group has shown that imaging techniques carried out prior to treatment indicate the potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients. They showed that the activity of a region of..


The search for specific therapies for multiple sclerosis has prompted an international research group to investigate how immune cells can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger inflammatory processes in nerve tissue. The results obtained by the..


Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at..


Mira Kronschläger from the Division of Neurophysiology at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research was presented with the "Award of Excellence 2018" from the Ministry of Science for her dissertation.

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