The Institute of Neuropathology

The Institute of Neuropathology is part of the Diagnostics Center and deals with the diagnosis of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system and the muscles. We also do research on the fundamental mechanisms of neurodegeneration and the pathogenesis of brain tumours.
Our Institute is accredited as an inspection center according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.

Primary Fields of Interest

The diagnostic spectrum of the Institute of Neuropathology covers the entire field of neuropathology including brain biopsies , muscle/ nerve biopsies , CSF diagnostics, forensic neuropathology and molecular neuropathology. Our team of experienced neuropathologists, biologists and technicians guarantees highest diagnostic quality according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.

Reference Center for CSF-diagnostics of HIT Study

Registry for pituitary tumors of the German Society of Endocrinology National Prion Diseases

Reference Center by appointment of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy


With our research, we gain novel insights into the mechanisms of neurological diseases. Neuropathology is at the hinge between basic and clinical neurosciences and our research combines molecular and cellular biology with disease models and human tissue specimens in a truly “translational” approach.

We focus on

Prion-associated neurodegeneration

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Glatzel

Dr. Hermann C. Altmeppen

Presenilin and Alzheimers disease

Dr. Sepulveda-Falla

The role of neuroserpin in the brain

Dr. Giovanna Galliciotti

Translational neurooncology

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Hagel

Forensic neuropathology

PD Dr. Jakob Matschke

Experimental morphology

PD Dr. Susanne Krasemann

Developmental neurobiology and pediatric neurooncology

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Schüller

Dr. Julia Neumann

Teaching and Continuing Education

The Institute of Neuropathology teaches medical studies following the interdisciplinary Imed curriculum In addition, we offer laboratory courses in molecular biological and histological methods. As part of the quality circle of the North German neuropathology Institutes, the Institute of Neuropathology organizes case discussions and ring trials.