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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In neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or Multiple Sclerosis, brain neurons are constantly being lost, resulting in memory lapses, speech disorders, mood swings and movement disorders, for example, as well as..


Anna Tröscher, researcher at the Division of Neuroimmunology of MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research, and Karin Trimmel, neurologist at MedUni Vienna's Department of Neurology have been awarded the Ernst Niedermeyer Prize by the Austrian..


A group of researchers of the Institute of Pharmacology at the Medical University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Vienna and different institutions in Australia, has shown that a certain peptide hormone derived from a mite..


If pregnant women take significant amounts of the psychostimulants coffee, nicotine and amphetamine during pregnancy, their children have a higher risk of developing neurological and psychiatric problems later in life. Researchers at MedUni Vienna’s..


Simon Hametner, doctor training as a neuropathology consultant at MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Neurology has been awarded the Young Scientist Prize by the Roman, Marga and Mareille Sobek Foundation in Baden-Württemberg for an innovative approach in..


A study team at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Brain Research, in collaboration with national and international partners, has shown that, alike to damaging the brain of the unborn child, psychostimulant abuse during pregnancy can also impair the..


Siegfried Kasper, former Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at MedUni Vienna has been awarded the City of Vienna Prize for Medical Sciences 2019. The prize will be presented by Veronica Kaup-Hasler, Vienna City Councillor for..


A study team at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Brain Research has found that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brain of the unborn offspring. When a pregnant woman consumes a diet high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, her..


Siegfried Kasper, former Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at MedUni Vienna has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Thessaloniki for his internationally significant scientific achievements.


Romana Höftberger from the Institute of Neurology taking part in international research project

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