Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Kraepelinstraße 2-10, 80804 München
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Location: München
Affiliation: Max Plank Society

The Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, which focuses primarily on research into depression and anxiety disorders, is one of the world’s leading institutes in this field. Here, basic research is closely interlinked with clinical research: the Institute incorporates a 120-bed hospital, numerous specialist outpatient departments and a day unit. Within these facilities, the modern research branches of genetics and proteomics are combined with the clinical analysis techniques of imaging and the measurement of brain function. The aim is to identify biomarkers of psychiatric and neurological disorders in a bid to better understand the molecular basis of these diseases. The knowledge obtained goes into the development of new therapies and drugs for the personalised medicine of tomorrow.

Research Focus

  • Genesis and Therapy of Affective Disorders

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