From discovery to health

Research is an essential endeavor at the First Faculty of Medicine. Our scientists and researchers conduct basic, translational, epidemiologic and clinical research across a broad spectrum of biomedical topics. In a tight cooperation with the General University Hospital and other partners, we bring research from “bench to bedside”.


Neurodegeneration and Neuropsychiatry

58The research aims at studying neurodegenerative mechanisms in various neuropsychiatric diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease as well as other movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Pick’s disease and other dementias, multiple sclerosis, psychotic and mood disorders as well as other neuropsychiatric disorders. The projects are based on collaboration between research groups from the clinical departments from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University.

Major research topics include:

  • Movement disorders and dementia
  • Neurodegenerative mechanisms in demyelinating disease
  • Biological markers of psychopathology
  • Biopsychosocial studies

Research teams from following departments of the First Faculty of Medicine participate in the project:

Project coordinator: prof. MUDr. Evžen Růžička, DrSc.