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Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research

Institute of Neuropathology

Director: Prof. Dr. Jochen Herms

Deputy: Prof. Dr. Patrick Harter

Mailing Adress

Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research

Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung

Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
D-81377 München, Germany


Diagnostic & Scientific Scopes

Focus of our diagnostic activities at the Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research is the evaluation of bioptic and autoptic tissue specimen from the central and peripheral nervous system.

Research activities at our Institute compromise on one hand basic research projects in the area of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, Frontotemporal Dementia as well as less common diseases like Multisystem atrophy. On the other hand clinical focused brain tumor projects are carried out in close collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Neurosurgery and Nuclear Medicine, and other medical specialities within the Klinikum München.

Diagnostic procedures

Diagnostic neuropathology comprises the entire range of histopathological, ultrastructural and molecular evaluation of the CNS and PNS tissue. Commonly used methods at the Center include:

  • Autopsy and macroscopic evaluation of the brain
  • Histopathological examination
  • Special staining methods and tissue processing including immunhistochemistry
  • Electron microscopy
  • Molecular analysis