Director Center of Neurology
Professor Thomas Gasser is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His main areas of research are the genetic and molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders, as well as their diagnosis and treatment. His work is primarily focused on the identification of genes and loci that are involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease, and the analysis of the functional consequences of variations in the identified genes. These studies serve to identify drug targets and biomarkers for disease risk and progression. He conducted over 10 clinical trials according to GCP-criteria on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia since 1995.
In 2010, Prof. Gasser received the Dingebauer Award for Parkinson’s disease research of the German Society of Neurology. He is author and co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and was awarded several prestigious research grants. Currently, he is coordinator of the three large research consortia (Courage-PD, MultiSyn, MitoPD). Prof. Gasser also serves as President of the German Society of Neurogenetics.