Our methodological expertise is in structural and functional neuroimaging in humans using advanced analytical and statistical techniques.
We use datasets from large cohorts including population-based samples as well as patients with stroke and genetically defined forms of SVD. A specific focus of our group is on CADASIL, an inherited form of SVD and model disease for pure VCI.
A major theme is the development of biomarkers for VCI. We recently established a novel, fully automated and robust biomarker based on diffusion tensor imaging. A toolbox for the calculation of this novel biomarker is available publicly: www.psmd-marker.com
Another focus of our work is on the interplay between vascular and neurodegenerative pathology. Thus, for example, our group recently revealed a link between subcortical infarcts and changes of cortical morphology implying a role for remote, secondary neurodegeneration in stroke and VCI.
Contact: PD Dr. med. Marco Düring