Welcome to the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) – Director: Prof. Martin Dichgans
Leducq grant on circadian mechanisms in stroke
November 2021 – The Leducq Foundation - a charitable organization that funds collaborative research in cardiovascular disease and stroke – awarded a new trans-atlantic network of excellence on circadian effects in stroke (coordinators: Eng Lo, Boston, & Alastair Buchan, Oxford). Together with basic, translational, and clinical scientists in the USA, UK, and Spain, the ISD (PI: S. Tiedt) now seeks to understand how circadian biology affects stroke pathophysiology with the ultimate aim to identify novel therapeutic targets for stroke...
m4 Award for Bernhagen Lab
October 2021 – The Bernhagen (ISD) and Kapurniotu (TUM) labs are among the awardees of this year’s m4 competition for innovative biomedical projects by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs. Despite significant progress, atherosclerotic disease (stroke and myocardial infarction) remains the leading cause of death. Tackling residual inflammatory risk has evolved as a promising preventive strategy. The m4 award will enable the team to develop chemokine receptor mimics as drug leads to selectively inhibit key atherosclerosis-causing chemokines...
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