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About TNBS

Introducing TNBS

The center for Translational Neuro- and Behavioral Sciences brings together the highly successful scientific and clinical activities of a large number of preclinical institutes and clinics, which deal with neuroscientific and behavioral issues at the level of patient care as well as in the areas of basic, preclinical and clinical research. Our working groups cooperate nationally and internationally and are involved in several collaborative projects of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and EU.

Our particular strength is the combination of basic and preclinical with clinical research in the fields of psychiatric and neurological diseases. This networking offers outstanding opportunities and perspectives to implement newly developed transdisciplinary therapy concepts in the treatment of patients and enables, at the same time, reverse-translation due to the close interaction between basic and clinical scientists.

Due to the bi-directional interaction between psychological processes, behavior and organic diseases, our priority initiative is cross-cutting and relevant to all other disciplines. A striking example is our study on the quality of life of patients in the fields of cardiovascular, oncology and transplantation. Without considering the intense interaction among somatic processes, brain functions and behavior, progress towards personalized therapy is hardly feasible.

Research centers

New methods in both diagnostics and therapy and thus ultimately optimised procedures in patient care are always the result of comprehensive research. The Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen has an excellent international reputation in the field of basic research and clinical research. With regard to the specific fields of research, the Medical Faculty concentrates on cardiovascular diseases, oncology and transplantation and also focuses on immunology and infectious diseases as well as translational neuro- and behavioural sciences. These core topics have been consolidated by the interdisciplinarity of basic research and clinical-oriented science in numerous research networks.