Gold, Ralf

Prof. Dr. Gold is Director of the Neurological Clinic at the Ruhr University Bochum. The members of the KKNMS have elected him as Secretary within the Board of Directors. He is also responsible for the nationwide cohort study – a project that scientifically monitors patients with HIS or early MS for more than ten years.

Since 2006: Director of the Neurological Clinic at the Ruhr University Bochum

2003-2006: Head of the MS Institute, University of Göttingen

2001-2003: Full Professor of Neurology at the University of Würzburg

1995-2001: Senior physician for neurology, from 1997 head of the clinical research group for MS and neuroimmunology at the University of Würzburg

1992-1995 and 1987-1989: Assistant physician for neurology, Neurological Clinic of the University of Würzburg

1989-1992: Postdoctoral fellowship in the field of neuroimmunology at the Max Planck Institute, Würzburg and Munich

1980-1986: Studied medicine at the University of Würzburg

  • Translational MS therapy: Key role in the introduction of fumarate into MS therapy
  • Translational neuroimmunology
  • Neurodegeneration in MS
  • Experimental models
  • President of the German Society of Neurology (2015-16)
  • Executive Com. of the European Society for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis
  • (ECTRIMS) from 2009-2012
  • German Research Foundation (Review Board 206) from 2008-2016
  • Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society from 2019
  • Head of the MS Panel (EFNS and EAN) 2010-2015
  • Dean of the RUB Faculty of Medicine 2017-2021

Sobek Prize (2011)
Hans-Georg Mertens Prize (2008)
Ernst Klüh Prize (2000)
Langheinrich Prize (1997)
Heinrich Pette Prize (1996)
Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer Prize