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Laboratory for Neuroimmunology
Main organisation:Research Group Experimental Neurology
Lifecycle:1 Jan 2006 → Today
The Laboratory for Neuroimmunology performs research into finding genetic factors that play a role in an individual’s susceptibility to develop Multiple Sclerosis:
- In collaboration with colleagues worldwide of the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium we have identified more than 110 genetic risk factors for MS in the last years. As these explain a substantial fraction of but not the entire heritability of the disease, this research line is continued.
- Known genetic factors point to the role of specific cells of the immune system in the development of the disease, but more research is needed to understand their role precisely so as to be able to identify targets for treatments.
- We also investigate whether genetic factors play a role in the disease course and the response to treatment.