We investigate how brain regions interact, both in healthy subjects and patients with neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. We employ imaging, electrophysiological, invasive and non-invasive stimulation techniques to explore the physiology and pathophysiology of the human brain.

Currently we are working on national and international projects on movement disorders, being involved in studies concerning the optimization of the efficacy of deep brain stimulation. Another focus of our group is the imaging of neuroimmunological disorders and especially multiple sclerosis.

We collaborate with several research groups at the University Medical Center Mainz: Neuroimmunology (AG Zipp/Bittner)Neuroimaging Center Mainz (NIC), German Resilience Center (DRZ), the Emotion regulation und Impulse Control group (ERIC) of the Psychiatric Clinic (AG Tüscher), Neurophysiology (AG Luhmann), Neuroanatomy (AG Vogt), Helmholz Institute for Precision Physics (Budker Group) and further national (Prof. Volkmann, Neurology University Clinic Würzburg; Prof. Deuschl, Neurology University Clinic Kiel; Prof. Sven Meuth, University of Münster) and international partners (Prof. Peter Brown, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences; Prof. George Bonano, Columbia University; Prof. Olga Ciccareli, UCL London; Prof. Hartwig Siebner, University of Copenhagen).

Our work is supported by University of Mainz, BMBF, DFG, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Abbott, Boston Scientific, MagVenture, Medtronic.

We are a collaborative partner of Rhine-Main-Neuronetwork (rmn2), Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN), German Resilience Center (DRZ) and MAGNIMS.


Department of Neurology
Langenbeckstr. 1, Build 503
55131 Mainz, Germany
Phone: + 49 6131 17 2998; Fax: + 49 6131 17 47 2998