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Translational Brain Research


Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Koch

Phone: +49 621 1703-6711


Laboratory Building, 4th Floor, Room 404


With the advent of cellular reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) in combination with efficient protocols to generate patient-specific neurons and glia we are now in the unprecedented situation that we can generate human cellular model to investigate changes associated with human brain disorders directly in the cell populations affected in vivo. The Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) was founded as a partnership between the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) und the Hector Foundation II (www.hector-stiftung.de). The HITBR exploits human iPS cell technology with the goal to identify new targets through the study of neural cells and tissues (organoids) in brain disorders with focus on psychiatric diseases and brain malignancies.

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