Neuroimmunological Colloquium

The Neuroimmunological Colloquium (NIC) serves as our platform to present novel publications on current and controversial research topics as well as to discuss interesting clinical cases at our department. We aim to translate skills and knowledge from latest research into present clinical practice by providing an immediate and complementary approach to both fields at our colloquium sessions. In addition, we aspire to foster the collaboration between interdisciplinary scientists and clinicians and distribute neuroscientific knowledge to students with a special interest in neuroimmunology.

The NIC takes place every Monday during the academic semester months at 16:30 at Charité Campus Mitte, Hufelandweg 6, Ferdinand Sauerbruch Hörsaal 4, 02-068. The specific topics that are going to be presented will be posted in advance on our newsfeed, website and facebook pages. All presentations are held in English. A registration is not required at present.

CME certification will be available for certain seminars and lectures. Credits for Medical Neurosciences are available for attendees and the NIC is now also a part of the educational seminars suggested for the Leibniz-Graduate School on Chronic Inflammation.

We would be happy to see you next Monday at our upcoming NIC!

Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 schedule: Schedule NIC WS 2019/2020

Responsbile for Organization: Nina von Schwanenflug, Rafaela Vieira da Silva, Alba Del Rio Serrato

October 28th: Raluca Niesner, PhD, Deparment of Biophysical Analytics, DRFZ, Berlin, Germany
Dynamic and functional intravital multi-photon imaging of the CNS in inflammation.

October 28th

Raluca Niesner, PhD

Deparment of Biophysical Analytics, DRFZ, Berlin, Germany

Dynamic and functional intravital multi-photon imaging of the CNS in inflammation.

November 4th

Doctoral Series

Rebecca Ulshöfer, MD candidate, Infante Lab

Effects of calcium channel blockers on mitochondrial alterations due to oxidative stress.

 Graham Cooper, PhD candidate

Detecting normal-appearing white matter damage in MS using clinical MRI.

November 11th
Karsten Tabelow, PhD

Deparment of Stochastic Agorithms and Nonparametric Statistics, WIAS, Berlin, Germany

Quantitative MRI for in-vivo histology.

November 18th

Stephan Krohn, MD

 Department of Neurology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Regional patterns of decreased topological complexity in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

November 25th

Helena Radbruch, MD

Department of Neuropathology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Brain banking at Charité - challenges and opportunities.


December 2nd

Tanja Kuhlmann, MD

Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital Münster, Germany

How to wrap the myelin: What can we learn from stem cells?

 December 9th


Jeffrey Bennett, MD

 School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Neuromyelitis Optica: Pathogenic and Therapeutic Antibodies.

December 16th

Miklos Palotai, MD

Department of Radiology, BWH, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Neurogenic determinants of fatigue in multiple sclerosis 

January 13th
Charles ffrench-Constant, PhD
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Regulation of myelination in the CNS and its implications for remyelination strategies in Multiple Sclerosis
January 20th

Sandra Amor, PhD

Department of Pathology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oligodendrocyte Stress – a trigger of microglia in Multiple Sclerosis.

January 27th

Marlen Alisch, PhD

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Effects of NMO patients‘ sera on human astrocytes.

February 3rd Harald Prüß, MD

Department of Neurology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Anti-neuronal autoantibodies - do they explain everything in neurology and psychiatry?

February 10th

Hadas Stiebel-Kalish, MD

Department of Ophthalmology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel

Through the looking glass: neuromyelitis optica in the emergency room.

Sponsors This colloquium series os kindly supported by Celgene, Teva and Alexion

Summer 2019 schedule Neuroimmunological Colloquium - Spring/Summer 2019 schedule

Responsible for Curriculum and Concept: Alexander U. Brandt
Responsbile for Organization: Frederike C. Oertel

April 8th

Dagmar Kainmüller, Ph.D.

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular MedicineBerlin, Germany

Cell segmentation, classification, and tracking


April 15nd

Resident Series

Susanna Asseyer, M.D.

Pain at onset of MOG-IgG seropositive encephalomyelitis

Frederik Bartels, M.D.

Brain volume loss in pediatric autoimmune encephalitis

Patrick Schindler, M.D.

GFAP and NfL in serum of patients with NMOSD


April 29th

Stefan Gold, Ph.D.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Mechanisms of pregnancy protection from autoimmunity


May 6th

Sarah-Christin Staroßom, Ph.D.

Department of Immunology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Chitinase-like proteins in oligodendrocyte regeneration


 May 13th

Susanne Wolf , Ph.D.

Department of Experimental Ophthalmology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Sexual dimorphism in microglia cells 


 May 20th

Menno Schoonheim, Ph.D.

Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Are you connected? A network perspective on cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis


 May 27th


Doktorand Series

Jana Schließeit, B.Sc.

Fatigue in early multiple sclerosis

Silvina Romero Suárez, M.Sc.

The identification of ILC1s in the murine central nervous system

Marie-Luise Machule

Antigen-specific T-cells in autoimmune encephalitis


 June 3rd

Sofia Forslund, Ph.D.

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany

Hörsaal Nervenklinik, Bonhoefferweg 3 (changed location)

Host-microbiome high-throughput approaches for hypothesis generation in systems medicine


June 17th
Martin Weygandt, Ph.D.

NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Neural mechanisms of psychological stress in MS and their role for disease severity



June 24th


Tanja Schmitz-Hübsch, M.D.

NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Patients reported outcomes in MS trials - why don’t we ask the patient?


July 1st

Siawoosh Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Institute of Systems Neurosciences, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany

NODDI-DTI: Extracting neurite orientation and dispersion parameters from a
diffusion tensor


July 8th

Vanessa Morais, Ph.D. & Filipe Figueiredo, M.Sc.

Instituto de Medicina Molecular Lisboa, Portugal

Role of mitochondria in brain homeostasis & the TEMPiMS Lisbon-Berlin cooperation


July 15th

Rahele Kafieh, Ph.D.

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Deep learning for analysis of optical coherence tomography data in MS and NMO


July 22nd

Maarten Titualer, Ph.D.

Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The spectrum of autoimmune encephalitis