JARA-Institut: Molecular neuroscience and neuroimaging

Molecular neuroscience is opening up new ways of understanding brain diseases. At least for some psychiatric and neurological disorders, it is to be expected that clinically relevant prognostic models and early-detection methods will in future be based on molecular analyses. Advanced imaging techniques permit molecular and pathological processes in humans to be studied in vivo.

Recent years have seen dramatic developments in imaging methods, and molecular imaging in particular. In addition to increased field strengths, special emphasis has been placed on the further development of more advanced imaging techniques. A combination of different imaging techniques thus ensures the adequate evaluation of complex haemodynamic, metabolic, and electrophysiological processes, which can only be examined at high spatial (MR-PET) and temporal (MEG/EEG) resolution. This working group focuses on further developing these methods and evaluating these processes by means of translational and patient-oriented research.

Managing Director: Prof. Dr. med. Jörg B. Schulz
Deputy Managing Director: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Konrad
Director: Prof. Dr. Paolo Carloni, Ph.D.
Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. N. Jon Shah

General Manager: Dr. rer. medic. Volker Backes