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Computational Health Center Institute of Neurogenomics

We study the genomic basis of neurological diseases in order to pave the way to a healthier life.

We study the genomic basis of neurological diseases in order to pave the way to a healthier life.

Our Mission

Our overall goal is to identify the genomic basis of neurological diseases in order to improve the diagnosis of our patients and provide tailored personalized treatment. We seek to understand the genomic architecture of complex inherited diseases and to study the underlying molecular mechanisms that burden patients with an increased susceptibility. Understanding predisposition allows us to model how environmental factors coalesce to amplify disease manifestation. This knowledge helps us to formulate precise treatments for our patients, taking into consideration their genetic makeup as well as “multi-omic” information. Ultimately, we want to combat disease by predicting susceptibility at an early stage and then preventing the onset.

Our approach is to combine clinical insight gleaned from our patients with high-throughput “omics” analysis such as array-based genotyping, next generation sequencing, and analysis of the proteome, transcriptome and other omics layers. We then investigate the functional relevance of identified markers using cellular and animal models.

We partner with specialized outpatient clinics at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technische Universität München and specialized hospitals in order to learn the needs of our patients. Moreover, with respect for patients and their family’s cooperative spirit, we can transfer the knowledge we gain directly back into the clinic for prevention, self-observation and treatment. 

Research Groups

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Precision Neuromedicine / Winkelmann/Schormair Lab

We strive to achieve comprehensive genetic and multi-omic disease characterization to enable mechanistic understanding as well as improved health outcomes via enhanced prediction, prevention, diagnosis, and personalized treatment.

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Neurogenetic Systems Analysis / Oexle Lab

We address the principles of neural biosystems, their genetic foundations, and their pathological alterations. We use the results of our investigations for improving diagnostics and disease prediction.

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Prokisch Lab

We aim at providing computational solutions for patient diagnosis and treatment.

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Neuronal and Astrocytic Partnerships for Sleep physiology laboratory (NAPS Lab) / Williams Lab

We aim to study how the brain senses sleep and to identify which brain cells are responsible for translating sleep need into actual sleep time.

People at ING

Marieta Borzes

Technical Assistant
Porträt Celestine Dutta

Celestine Dutta

Technical Assistant
Porträtfoto Ivana Dzinovic

Ivana Džinović

PhD student

Aiman Farzeen

PhD student

Irene Ferro

PhD Student

Philip Harrer

Research Assistant

ING Office

Marilena Pinto

Dr. Arcangela Iuso

Post Doc

Volker Kittke

PhD student

Nikita Konstantinovskiy

PhD student

Robert Kopajtich

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Sandra Maier

Assistant

Vanessa Mandel

Doktorandin

Dr. Nazanin Mirza-Schreiber

Research Assistant

Prof. Dr. Konrad Oexle

Group Leader

Martin Pavlov

PhD student
Porträt Fatemeh Peimani Foroushani

Fatemeh Peymani

PhD student

Marilena Pinto

Personal Assistant Prof. Winkelmann

Sabrina Primus

PhD student

Dr. Holger Prokisch

Group Leader

Nathalie Schandra

Research Assistant

Lea Dewi Schlieben

PhD student
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Dr. Barbara Schormair

Deputy Head

Dr. Simone Schuffenhauer

Research Assistant

Elisabeth Stephan

Technical Assistant

Dmitrii Smirnov

PhD student

Dr. Erik Tilch

Research Assistant

Dr. Cătălina Vasilescu

Research Assistant

Dr. Matias Wagner

Research Assistant

Prof. Dr. Juliane Winkelmann

Head of Institute
Porträt Michael Zech

PD Dr. Michael Zech

Senior Scientist, Clinician Researcher

Dr. Chen Zhao

Research Assistant

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Contact

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Marilena Pinto