Wiendl, Heinz

Prof. Dr. Wiendl is Director of the Department of Neurology with the Institute for Translational Neurology at the University of Münster. As spokesman for the Board of Directors, he represents the Multiple Sclerosis Competence Network in public. Prof. Wiendl is also speaker of the DFG-funded Transregio Comprehensive Research Centre 128 “Multiple Sclerosis” (Rhine-Main, Münster, Munich), board member of the Medical Advisory Board of the German MS Society (DMSG), associate member of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association and founding spokesman of the Body and Brain Institute Münster, and on the board of the Professional Association of German Neurologists (BDN).

Since 2019: Founding spokesperson of the “Body and Brain Münster” project, funding for the new research building approved by the federal government in accordance with Art 91 GG

2016-2019: Representative of the professors on the Supervisory Board of Münster University Hospital

Since 2013: Director of the Department of Neurology with Institute for Translational Neurology, Münster University Hospital

2012-2016: Dean of Research and Junior Academics at the Faculty of Medicine Münster

2010-2013: Director of the Neurological Clinic – Neuroinflammation and Neurooncology, University Hospital Münster

2005-2010: Senior Consultant, Head of Clinical Research Group MS and Neuroimmunology, Neurological Clinic of the University of Würzburg

2000-2004: Scientific Assistant, Head of Junior Research Group Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology, University of Tübingen Training

2000-2004: Specialist training at the University Hospital of Tübingen

1998-2000: Postdoctoral Fellowship of the German Research Foundation at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology/Neuroimmunology, Martinsried

1996-1997: Specialist training (AiP) University Hospital Neurology Erlangen, Anatomy Erlangen

1989-1996: Studied medicine at the Universities of Erlangen, Basel and Duke University North Carolina

  • Functional interaction of the immune system with the nervous system
  • Immune regulation in the central nervous system: Regulatory T cells and protective immunity
  • Mechanisms of inflammatory neurodegeneration
  • Connection between neurodegeneration and inflammation
  • Immunophysiology
  • Immune evasion of brain tumors
  • Among others on the board of the DMSG and the BDN

Sobek Prize (2015)
Heinrich Pette Prize (2009)
Sobek Young Talent Award (2004)
Felix-Jerusalem Prize (2003)