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


Farewell: Simon Mole

Simon joined the IMSF team in 2012 as laboratory assistant. Now he is leaving us to pursue a new career.


Online scientific talk: Prof. Markus Kipp, University Hospital Rostock

16:00 h. Title: "Animal models to study remyelination biology".


TRR274 Young Investigator Retreat 2023

Michael Haberl, Arianna Merlini, Lukas Müller-Kirschbaum und Leonard Hammermann attended the TRR 274 Young Investigator Retreat in Munich.


Online scientific talk: Dr. Janos Groh (Uni. Wurzburg)

16:00 h. Title: "Neuroinflammation induced by myelin defects and aging: A modifier of neural degeneration and resilience".


New publication in "Cells" journal

Jasmina Bier & Fred Lühder are authors of a new publication in the journal “Cells” on the topic glucocorticoids.


Scientific talk: Harald Prüß

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

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