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Programme:Molecular mechanisms on neurodegeneration (SFB 596)
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Molecular mechanisms on neurodegeneration (SFB 596)Research Programme


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13 groups are involved in research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntingdon and prion diseases at the University of Munich, the Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, and the Max-Planck Institiute for Psychiatry. All projects focus on moloecular mechanisms of human neurodegenrative disorders using tissue culture systmens or animal models such as transgenic mice, zebrafish and caenorhabditis elegans.

Management contact

Thomas Munker
Kenneyalle 40
53175 Bonn

Scientific contact

Christian Haass
+49-89 - 2180 75 - 4
Ludwig-Maximiians-Universitat Munchen
Schillerstrasse 42/44
80336 Munchen

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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshcaft
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

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