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 17:00 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!

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