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Marco Düring

PD 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: Sofia Finsterwalder

Graduated: Dr. Ebru Baykara

Selected publications:

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.

Duering M, Gesierich B, Seiler S, Pirpamer L, Gonik M, Hofer E, Jouvent E, Duchesnay E, Chabriat H, Ropele S, Schmidt R, Dichgans, M. (2014) Strategic white matter tracts for processing speed deficits in age-related small vessel disease. Neurology. 82(22):1946-50.

Duering M, Csanadi E, Gesierich B, Jouvent E, Hervé D, Seiler S, Belaroussi B, Ropele S, Schmidt R, Chabriat H, Dichgans M. (2013) Incident lacunes preferentially localize to the edge of white matter hyperintensities: insights into the pathophysiology of cerebral small vessel disease. Brain. 136(9):2717-26.

Duering M, Righart R, Csanadi E, Jouvent E, Hervé D, Chabriat H, Dichgans M. (2012) Incident subcortical infarcts induce focal thinning in connected cortical regions. Neurology. 79(20):2025–8.

Duering M, Zieren N, Hervé D, Jouvent E, Reyes S, Peters N, Pachaï C, Opherk C, Chabriat H, Dichgans M. (2011) Strategic role of frontal white matter tracts in vascular cognitive impairment: a voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping study in CADASIL. Brain. 134(Pt 8):2366–75.