Welcome to the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) – Director: Prof. Martin Dichgans
ISD Research Retreat
July 2022 – ISD research teams met for the annual scientific retreat to present their projects and discuss the science. At the heart of this meeting were presentations from Ph.D. students, including an evening poster session, a guest talk by Nobel price laureate Reinhard Genzel, and focused workshops. The meeting further served as an opportunity to familiarize people with the medium- and long-term strategy of ISD.
CRC1123 “Atherosclerosis” approved for 4 more years
June 2022 – The Collaborative Research Center CRC1123 “Atherosclerosis - Mechanisms and Networks of Novel Therapeutic Targets” was awarded a 3rd funding period until 2026. C. Weber (IPEK), Spokesperson; J. Bernhagen (ISD),Vice-Spokesperson. The cluster encompasses 20 projects. ISD scientists participate in projects A2 (Hundelshausen/Bernhagen), A3 (Bernhagen/Kapurniotu), B3 (Asare, Dichgans), B11 (Liesz/Sager).CRC1123 aims to elucidate the mechanisms and molecular networks driving atherosclerosis and further the identification of therapeutic target candidates >>
Complicated Carotid Artery Plaques and Risk of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke or TIA
May 2022 – Complicated nonstenosing carotid artery plaques (CAPs) are an under-recognized cause of stroke. Applying high-resolution contrast-enhanced carotid MRI to patients with acute ischemic stroke, ISD investigators found complicated CAP ipsilateral to acute ischemic anterior circulation stroke to be associated with an increased risk of recurrent ischemic stroke or TIA. Carotid plaque imaging identifies high-risk patients who might be suited for inclusion into future secondary prevention trials >>
Diversity at the ISD
ISD’s Diversity Management is interlocked with LMU’s program on Diversity as well as programs installed by the DFG funded Excellence cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) of which the ISD is part, covering a range of aspects including: Gender equality, Diversity management, Being family friendly, Inclusion and participation, Cultural diversity, Healthy university.