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Tue, 06/10/2020
Dr. Beatrice Wasser awarded DGfI Herbert Fischer Prize for Neuroimmunology
Each year, the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) recognizes young scientists who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of immunology. This year, Dr. Beatrice Wasser, a Postdoc in the group of Prof. Frauke Zipp and Prof. Stefan Bittner in the Department of Neurology, was award the Herbert Fischer Prize for Neuroimmunology for her […]...more
Tue, 08/09/2020
Study with identical twins shows that the early form of multiple sclerosis has a specific pattern
The tremendous heterogeneity of the human population presents a major obstacle in understanding how autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) contribute to variations in human peripheral immune signatures. To minimize heterogeneity, SFB researchers from Munich and Muenster made use of a unique cohort of 43 monozygotic twin pairs clinically discordant for MS and searched for […]...more
Mon, 09/03/2020
Breakthrough: SFB scientsists explain pathomechanism of Susac Syndrome
Münster. Neuroinflammation is often associated with blood-brain-barrier dysfunction, which contributes to neurological tissue damage. In a paper published in the renowned journal Nature Communications SFB 128 scientists from Mueenster reveal the pathophysiology of Susac syndrome (SuS), an enigmatic neuroinflammatory disease with central nervous system (CNS) endotheliopathy. By investigating immune cells from the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, […]...more


Fri, 05/12/2014 | International Neuroimmunology Conference in Mainz

From 9-13 November 2014, over 1000 neuroimmunologists from all over the world met at the 12th International Congress for Neuroimmunology in Mainz. With 70 invited speakers and 40 chairs representing experts in the field, as well as 50 early career researchers selected to present their research and hundreds of others presenting posters, the scientific program was varied and stimulating, showcasing the newest and most exciting developments in the field of neuroimmunology.

The success of the conference was thanks to the local organizing committee consisting of prominent neuroimmunologists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Among them were most of the members of the CRC-TR-128 Steering Board, and in particular Frauke Zipp and Ari Waisman were the conference chairs.

The 12th ISNI Congress was a particularly important event for the CRC-TR-128, as multiple sclerosis was a central theme of the conference. Many of our principal investigators were invited speakers and chairs, and 70 additional members attended. The CRC-TR-128 also sponsored a symposium for early career researchers to present their work in the area of neuroinflammation.

You can also see Frauke Zipp talking about MS at the conference in an interview with the SWR Landesschau Aktuell (in German).

CRC member Erik Ellwardt speaking in the CRC sponsored session

CRC member Erik Ellwardt speaking in the CRC sponsored session

 

Plenary Lecture at the 12th International Congress for Neuroimmunology

Plenary Lecture at the 12th International Congress for Neuroimmunology

 

Conference Chairs and CRC Steering Board Members, Frauke Zipp and Ari Waisman

Conference Chairs and CRC Steering Board Members, Frauke Zipp and Ari Waisman