Welcome to the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) – Director: Prof. Martin Dichgans
ERA-NET Collaborative grants on cerebrovascular diseases (CVD)
December 2022 – The European Commission will fund 14 Transnational Research Projects on CVD - among them 4 Networks with participation of ISD researchers: BiotaBB (Coordinator: C. Benakis), VasOx (Coordinator: N. Plesnila), MeniSPYs (PI: A. Liesz), and MatriSVDs (PI: Martin Dichgans). These networks focus on the role of microbiota and the blood brain-barrier, oxidative stress, the meninges, and the microvascular matrisome in stroke and neurovascular disease >>
3D spatial-omics technology to tackle complicated diseases.
December 2022 – Identifying subtle tissue changes at disease initiation or characterizing the molecular perturbations that trigger disease progression remains difficult in animal models or post-mortem human organs. To address this challenge, ISD investigators developed DISCO-MS, a 3D spatial-omics technology that combines methods of tissue clearing with cutting edge AI, robotics and proteomics technologies. They applied DISCO-MS to an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model and to atherosclerotic plaques in the human heart to identify spatial-molecular maps. >>
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.