University Hospital of Tuebingen
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Research of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital of Tübingen (Chair: Prof. Andreas J. Fallgatter) focuses on several psychiatric disorders. In the last years dementia and Alzheimer´s disease (AD) have become important issues. Various studies with neuropsychological, neuroimaging, neurophysiological and neurochemical methods have been performed to elucidate the neurobiological backgrounds of dementia disorders and its prodromal and preclinical states. Moreover the department participated in health service research to evaluate the psychosocial influences on the course of dementia. In cooperation with the Hertie Institute of Clinical Brain Research and the German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases studies comparing AD and Parkinson´s Disease have been accomplished and a great population based study to evaluate risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases has been started.
Prof. Christoph Laske is leader of the Section for Dementia Research at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Tübingen. He has more than 10 years of research experiences in the area of Alzheimer`s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders with a special focus on the pathophysiologic, diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic value of blood-based biomarkers in AD. In addition, he is clinical leader of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) Study at the DZNE site in Tübingen, Germany.