at the Institute of Neuropathology


The medical activities at the Institute of Neuropathology consist mainly of diagnostics aimed at elucidating diseasesof the central and the peripheral nervous system, as well as of skeletal muscle. This work is being carried out in collaboration with neurologists and neurosurgeons. In addition to tissue samples which are being taken from patients at the university hospital for diagnostic purposes, we furthermore study tissue biopsies from other hospitals which are being sent to us for a second opinion. The latter cases typically represent selected, diagnostically challenging problems.

In addition, we host the National Reference Center for Human Prion Diseases (NRPE) which coordinates the diagnostic activities in the field of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in Switzerland.
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The origin of important immune cell discovered
«Follicular Dendritic Cells Emerge from Ubiquitous Perivascular Precursors» Krautler NJ et al., Cell 150, 194–206, July 6, 2012  download Video   http://www.cell.com/abstract/

PCR Genotyping Service
 The Institute of Neuropathology has devoted a sizeable amount of work and resources to establishing an automated workflow - aided by a JANUS pipetting robot (PerkinElmer) - which

Doctoral Studies
The Institute of Neuropathology is looking for dedicated students who want to undertake challenging and demanding doctoral studies. Research priorities are the molecular fundament