Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH)

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Since its founding 13 years ago, the Hertie Institute has grown to more than 350 employees at all levels, from technicians to PhD students to full professors. The institute’s achievements include discoveries related to the molecular, genetic and physiological basis of a number of major neurological diseases.

The institute presently consists of five departments. They combine basic and clinical research with patient care, albeit to different degrees and with variable emphasis: the departments of Neurology and Stroke, Epileptology, and Neurodegenerative Disorders treat outpatients in specialty clinics, but also inpatients with the whole spectrum of neurological diseases, while the Departments of Cognitive Neurology and Cellular Neurology provide specialised diagnostic services and care in an out-patient setting only, focusing on neurocognitive impairments and Alzheimer’s disease, respectively.

The institute is home to a total of 18 professors, 350 members and 34 research groups. 32 belong to the aforementioned departments. Two exist as independent junior research groups, which were established in 2006.

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Updated 01/04/2016 1:28pm

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  • The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH)'s achievements include discoveries related to the molecular, genetic, and physiological basis of major neurological diseases.
  • The Institute has five departments combine basic and clinical research with patient care, each department to varying degrees.
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