The Medical Neuroscience Cluster (MNC) bundles the clinically relevant research activities in all areas of neuroscience and psychosocial sciences at the Medical University of Vienna.
General information about the research cluster
The research groups forming the cluster cover a broad spectrum of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, immunology, cell biology, pathology and pharmacology of the nervous system, molecular genetics as well as clinical neurology, pediatric neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry and psychotherapy.
The overall aim of all members in the MNC is to provide a better understanding of disease mechanisms in the nervous system, to improve prevention, diagnosis and therapy and to communicate this knowledge to patients and the public.
Another important goal of the CMNC is also to provide a high-level, systematic- training for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical scientists in basic neuroscience as well as in neurological, psychiatric and psychosocial research.
Participating Departments, Institutes and Centers
- Department of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Department of Neurology
- Department of Neurosurgery
- Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
- Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
- Department of Radiology
- Department of Ophtalmology and Optometry
- Department of Neurology, Division of Neuropathology and Neurochemistry
- Center for Brain Research
- Center for Physiology and Pharmacology
In addition the Cluster contains individual research groups from other institutions with research projects related to neuroscience