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Marco Düring

Prof. Dr. med. Marco Düring

GSN associate faculty


Research Group Leader "Vascular cognitive impairment"


Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
Klinikum der Universität München
Feodor-Lynen-Straße 17
D-81377 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4400-46166


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Research Focus:

We are interested in the mechanisms by which vascular dysfunction causes cognitive decline. The major focus of our work is cerebral small vessel disease, the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment and also a frequent finding in patients with neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease. Our methodological expertise is in structural and functional neuroimaging in humans, using advanced analysis and statistical techniques.

Key words: Neuroimaging, neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience

GSN Students:

Current: Anna Dewenter

Graduated: Dr. Ebru Baykara, Dr. Sofia Finsterwalder

Selected publications:

Ter Telgte A, Wiegertjes K, Gesierich B, Marques JP, Huebner M, de Klerk JJ, Schreuder F, Araque Caballero MA, Kuijf HJ, Norris DG, Klijn CJM, Dichgans M, Tuladhar AM, Duering M, de Leeuw FE. (2019) Contribution of acute infarcts to cerebral small vessel disease progression. Ann Neurol. 86:582-592

Cramer JV, Gesierich B, Roth S, Dichgans M, Duering M*, Liesz A*. (2019) In vivo widefield calcium imaging of the mouse cortex for analysis of network connectivity in health and brain disease. NeuroImage. 199:570-584

Duering M, Finsterwalder S, Baykara E, Tuladhar AM, Gesierich B, Konieczny MJ, Malik R, Franzmeier N, Ewers M, Jouvent E, Biessels GJ, Schmidt R, de Leeuw FE, Pasternak O, Dichgans M. (2018) Free water determines diffusion alterations and clinical status in cerebral small vessel disease. Alzheimers Dement. 14:764-774

Wollenweber FA, Baykara E, Zedde M, Gesierich B, Achmuller M, Jouvent E, Viswanathan A, Ropele S, Chabriat H, Schmidt R, Opherk C, Dichgans M, Linn J, Duering M. (2017) Cortical superficial siderosis in different types of cerebral small vessel disease. Stroke. 48:1404-1407

Baykara E, Gesierich B, Adam R, Tuladhar AM, Biesbroek JM, Koek HL, Ropele S, Jouvent E; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative., Chabriat H, Ertl-Wagner B, Ewers M, Schmidt R, de Leeuw FE, Biessels GJ, Dichgans M, Duering M. (2016) A Novel Imaging Marker for Small Vessel Disease Based on Skeletonization of White Matter Tracts and Diffusion Histograms. Ann Neurol. 80(4):581-92

Duering M, Righart R, Wollenweber FA, Zietemann V, Gesierich B, Dichgans M. (2015) Acute infarcts cause focal thinning in remote cortex via degeneration of connecting fiber tracts. Neurology. 84(16):1685-92.