New Recruit

06.11.2015 - Jürgen Bernhagen moved his lab to ISD on Nov. 1st. He was appointed Chair of Vascular Biology and is a member of SyNergy and SFB1123. Following his PhD and a postdoc in New York, Prof. Bernhagen previously held positions as a group leader at Fraunhofer IGB and as a Professor of Biochemistry [more...]


3rd European Stroke Science Workshop

21.10.2015 - More than 125 stroke experts met on Nov. 19 to 21 at lake Eibsee (Garmisch-Partenkirchen) to discuss the latest and hottest topics in clinical, basic, and translational stroke research. The meeting is now in its third year and was organized by Heini Mattle and Martin Dichgans. [more...]


Role of pericytes in CADASIL

08.10.2015 - A study by Ghosh and colleagues (Plesnila lab) published in the Annals of Neurology demonstrates that pericytes are critically involved in the initiation of CADASIL, an inherited small vessel disease. Hence, protecting pericytes may represent a novel therapeutic strategy for this disorder [more...]


The first preclinical RCT

06.08.2015 - An international team coordinated by Arthur Liesz (ISD) completed the first preclinical RCT as a response to the „replication crisis“ in translational research. The study validated the efficacy of the anti-CD49d antibody in brain ischemia. The results are published in this week’s issue of Science Tra [more...]


Opening Ceremony of the CSD

21.05.2015 - Numerous guests followed the symbolic hand over of keys by state minister Dr. Ludwig Spaenle. “This is a great day for science and a great day for our patients” said Prof. Karl Walter Jauch, director o [more...]

Shared genetic basis for migraine and stroke

05.05.2015 - By analyzing genome-wide data from stroke and migraine consortia ISD investigators showed that common variants at a substantial number of genetic loci influence risk of both ischemic stroke and migrain [more...]



Prof. Dr. med. Martin Dichgans

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