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Neurobiobank Munich

Dear visitor,

We are delighted at your interest in our brain bank. With your help we hope to gain fundamental knowledge about diseases of the Central Nervous System (CNS), which cannot be treated at the moment.L5PyNeuron4

While the knowledge about causes and courses of diseases of the CNS has increased, prevention and therapy remain substantive challenges. Progress in medicine doesn't happen overnight, but is the result of longstanding research. The more research is done, the faster it is possible to decipher diseases and develeop effective therapies. Here, brain donations play an essential role.

The Neurobiobank introduces itself

Since 150 years human brains have been stored and examined following an autopsy in so called brain banks. Such brains were an important source for the examination of the CNS and fundamental for most research findings in this particular medical field. The Neurobiobank Munich (NBM) is such a brain bank and it collects brains and other tissues of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders. It also collects tissues from neurologically and psychiatrically healthy people as reference material.


Other tasks of the NBM are the registration, characterisation and archiving of the collected tissue as well as its preparation for neuropathological diagnosis and research purposes.

The central task of the NBM is however the support of research groups worldwide with well characterised tissue. As part of this activity, the NBM also advises those researchers.


The NBM continues the work of Brain-Net Germany. It is a project of the Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research (ZNP) and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Ludwig-Maximillians-University ZNP GebäudeMunich. The NBM is located at the ZNP.


Prof. Dr. med. J. Herms
Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Falkai
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Coordination and contact NBM-Office

Dr. rer. nat. Otto Windl


Tel.: +49 (0)89 / 2180 78345
Fax.: +49 (0)89 / 2180-78037

Contact for questions concerning tissue requests

Dr. med. Sigrun Roeber (tauopathies)

Dr. med. Viktoria Ruf (synucleinopathies, viral diseases)

Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Herms (Alzheimer's Disease)

Dr. med. Thomas Arzberger (TDP diseases, HD und other rare neurodegenerative diseases)

Contact for questions concerning psychiatric diseases

Dr. med. Thomas Arzberger

Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Schmitt
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy