Friedemann Paul

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Head of the Clinical Neuroimmunology Research Group, NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

Since 2016         Professor (W2), tenure professorship for Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology, Charitè

2011-2016          Professor (W2), Neurology, NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité

since 2010          Head, research group, Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology, Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Charité Campus Buch

since 2008          Head, research group, Clinical Neuroimmunology, NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité

2004-2010          Resident and senior physician, Cecilie Vogt Clinic for Neurology, Charité

Since 2003         Resident in Neurology

2002-2003          Training in Psychiatry, Schlosspark Klinik Berlin

2001-2004          Training in Epileptology and Electroencephalography, Epilepsiezentrum Berlin-Brandenburg

1996-2001         Training in Neurology und Clinical Neurophysiology, Auguste Viktoria Klinikum, Berlin

1988-1995          Medical studies at Freie Universität Berlin; Clinical training in France, Israel, and Zimbabwe

Research fields

  • Neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s Syndrome)
  • Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE)
  • Neurological Complications of Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Diagnostic Tools in Neuroimmunology (Imaging (OCT, MRI, Ultrasound), Laboratory, and CSF Biomarkers)
  • Association of structural damage and dysfunction of the visual system in autoimmune disorders of the Central Nervous System

Activities in the scientific community, honors, awards

since 2016          Medical Consultant for EU- Announcements for Research Programmes on Rare Diseases (E-RARE)

since 2015          Associate Editor “Neurology: Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation”

since 2014          Medical Consultant for Science Council (BfarM)

since 2013          Board member of the Competence Network Multiple Sclerosis (KKNMS)

since 2011          Member of the Guthy Jackson Foundation Clinical Consortium (

since 2011          Academic Editor, PLoS ONE

since 2009          Member, Editorial Board, EPMA Journal

since 2009          National representative, European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (EPMA)

since 2008          MS-Subkommittee der European Neurological Society (ENS)

since 2008          Co-initiator, NEMOS-Initiative, coordinator of the German Neuromyelitis optical study group (