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Center for Brain Research

Medical Science Division

Head: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Klausberger
Deputy Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Sandkühler

Center for Brain Research
Spitalgasse 4
1090 Vienna, Austria

P: +43 (0)1 40160-34000
F: +43 (0)1 40160-934003


The Center for Brain Research (CBR) is devoted to the advancement of translational neurosciences. We investigate the properties and functions of the central nervous system in health and disease. Our focus is on clinically relevant topics such as mechanisms of acute and chronic pain (Dept. of Neurophysiology), immune surveillance of the nervous system (Dept. of Neuroimmunology), peroxisome-dependent malfunction of the nervous system (Dept. Pathobiology of the Nervous System), disease-induced modifications to neuronal and glial structure and function (Dept. of Molecular Neurosciences), synaptic mechanisms of learning and memory (Dept. of Neuronal Cell Biology) and the neuronal basis of cognitive functions (Dept. of Cognitive Neurobiology). 

The work of independent research groups at the centre extends the spectrum of our research expertise to new imaging methods for brain research (Sect. Bioelectronics).

At the CBR a broad spectrum of neuroscience-related lectures, seminars and laboratory courses are offered. These include basic lectures giving an overview of the neurosciences for undergraduate students and more specialized lectures providing in-depth knowledge of various aspects of neuroscience. The lectures at the CBR are integrated into different disciplines of study (Medicine, Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics) from different  universities (Medical University of Vienna, University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology).