Neuroimmunology Colloquium

The Neuroimmunologic 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 13:50 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!

Spring/Summer 2018 schedule (PDF)

Responsible for Curriculum and Concept: Alexander U. Brandt
Responsbile for Organization: Priscilla Koduah, Claudia Chien

Apr. 16th

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gold, PhD.

Department of Psychiatry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Higher order brain dysfunction in MS: Dissecting clinical correlation & shared pathobiology


Apr. 23rd

Doktorand Lunch Series


Ahmed A. Khalil, M.D., M.Sc.

CSB Neuroradiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Cutting-edge imaging methods in cerebrovascular disorders


Brenda Carolina Nájera Chávez, M.D., M.Sc.

NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

The sex effect on atrophy of subcortical deep grey matter in patients with multiple sclerosis



Apr. 30th


Kerstin Ritter, PhD.

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany

Machine vs. deep learning for characterizing structural MRI data in MS & Alzheimer's


May 7th

Lars Janshen, PhD.

Department of Training and Movement Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Modular control of human walking in healthy and MS patients


 May 14th

Athina Papdopoulou, M.D.

Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland

Changes in thalamic subnuclei in NMOSD


 May 21th




 May 28th


Sarah-Christin Staroßom, PhD.

Department of Immunology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Role of Chitinase-like proteins in endogenous CNS regeneration


 June 4th

 Martin Weygandt, PhD.

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany

Functional neuroimaging of cognitive processes in MRI



June 11th

Prof. Dr. Halina Machelska, PhD.

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Immune cells and opiods in pain control


June 25th

Herald Prüß, M.D.

Experimental Neurology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Brain-targeting antibodies in encephalitis, psychosis and dementia



July 11th

Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Palace, M.D.

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, U.K.

Congenital myasthenia syndromes


July 16th

Prof. Dr. Gabriele C. De Luca, M.D., PhD.

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, U.K.

The interplay between inflammation and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis