Alexander Flügel

Dear visitor to our homepage,

At the Institute for Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Research we investigate the causes and effects of autoimmune diseases, in particular multiple sclerosis. The central aim of our work is to understand the invasion of pathogenic immune cells into the central nervous system and the consequential damage to the nervous tissue.

Our ultimate goal is that our work contributes to the development of new therapeutic approaches to treat multiple sclerosis.

Below and by clicking on the headings at the top of this page you can find out about our team, our research projects and our teaching activities. We hope you enjoy our homepage: may it deepen your interest in the field of neuroimmunology!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Best regards
Prof. Dr. Alexander Flügel

Institute news


Scientific talk: Harald Prüß

17:00 h. Title: "Brain-targeting antibodies: new concepts from autoimmune encephalitis to dementia". Hosts: Alexander Flügel and Fred Lühder.


Scientific talk: Sebastian Voigt

17:00 h. Title: "Rat cytomegalovirus – infection, immunity and immune evasion". Host: Alexander Flügel. Hybrid: either at the IMSF or via Zoom.


New insights into the role of the different meningeal layers in autoimmune-inflammatory diseases

Recent IMSF research results have been published in the scientific journal NATURE NEUROSCIENCE.


Prof. Alexander Flügel receives Sobek MS Research Award 2021

The award ceremony took place in Stuttgart on 29 July 2022.


New publication: Merlini et al., Nature Neuroscience 2022

Distinct roles of the meningeal layers in CNS autoimmunity. Nature Neuroscience, 2022 Jul;25(7):887-899. DOI: 10.1038/s41593-022-01108-3..


Scientific talk: Harald Neumann

16:00 h. Title: "Control of innate immunity in the CNS by sialylation". Host: Alexander Flügel. Hybrid: either at the IMSF or via Zoom.

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