BIOGRAPHY

Prof Alexander Flügel MD, PhD
Institute for Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
University Medical Center Göttingen
Georg-August University Göttingen
Göttingen | Germany

Professor Alexander Flügel took up his current position at the Georg-August University Göttingen as Director of the Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Research and Neuroimmunology in 2008. His main research interest is the mechanisms and factors that allow immune cells to enter the central nervous system, to communicate in this milieu and to influence brain tissue, particularly in relation to multiple sclerosis. He is an expert in applying and optimizing intravital imaging technologies such as two-photon laser scanning microscopy to analyze the autoimmune attack for the CNS in models of experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), an animal model for multiple sclerosis.