Prof. Dr. med. M. Baehr is Director of the Department of Neurology at the University of Gottingen . He graduated from Tuebingen Medical School in 1985. 1987-1989 he was a postdoc in at the Washington-University St. Louis, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology (Prof. R.P. Bunge). In recent years, he established neurobiological research groups at the Max-Planck-Institute and the Department of Neurology at the University of Tuebingen and Goettingen. Since 1998, Mathias Baehr was Vice-chairman of the Department of Neurology, University of Tuebingen. He was attending the Neurological University Hospital in Tuebingen until March 2001, when he became Director of the Department of Neurology at the University of Göttingen. In 2002 he founded the Research Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Research in Goettingen and was elected Head of this institute. In 2002, he also became member of the Board of the Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain, Gottingen. Among other awards, he received the Attempto Award of the University of Tuebingen, the Award of the Kuratorium CNS and the Hannelore-Kohl-Foundation, the Research group award of the Ministerium fuer Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Heinrich-Pette-Award, German Society for Neurology. His research interests focus on the field of neurodegeneration and regeneration.