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Robert Weissert

University of Regensburg

Professor Weissert's H-index 37 is a strong indicator of his high merit as a researcher working on the understanding of the pathogenesis of neuroimmunological diseases. He received the Hans Heinrich Georg Queckenstedt Award (2003) for his contributions to research in Multiple Sclerosis. In 2018 he elevated his member status to Fellow (FAAN) American Academy of Neurology, the AAN's esteemed category of membership.


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The book will cover an overview about the field of neuroimmunology. Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system with an immunological origin/contribution will be covered by experts in the respective fields. The focus will be on understanding of disease mechanisms depending on the immune system. Furthermore, strategies to therapeutically affect disease will be covered. Special emphasis will be based on novel immunological treatment approaches with monoclonal antibodies and small molecules. Also, experimental models of neuroimmunological diseases will be introduced and their values for biomedical research will be elucidated. Basic concepts of T cell and B cell immunology related to neuroimmunological diseases with special emphasis on regulatory and cytotoxic effector functions of such cells will be presented. Biomarkers that are of value for diagnosis of disease and assessment of tissue damage will be presented.

Altogether, the book will provide an up to date information resource for the interested researcher and physician dealing the neuroimmunological topics or/and patients.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: January 29th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: April 27th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: September 14th 2021

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About the editor

Robert Weissert

University of Regensburg

Robert Weissert did his training in Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Immunology and Genetics in Tuebingen (Germany), Miami and Chicago (USA) and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden). Between 1999 and 2007, beside his clinical duties as neurologist at the University Hospital in Tuebingen, he headed a group of Experimental Neuroimmunology funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Hertie Institute of Clinical Brain Research in Tuebingen. 2007 to 2010 he worked as a Director in Research and Development of a large pharmaceutical company in Geneva, Switzerland and was a senior physician in the Department of Neurology of the Cantonal Hospital of the University of Geneva. Since 2011 Robert Weissert has been working as Senior Physician (Neurology) and Researcher at the University of Regensburg in Germany where he had been University Professor of Clinical Neurobiology with focus on Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation from 2012 until 2018. Since 2018 Robert Weissert has the title of an Honorary Professor of the University of Regensburg. Robert Weissert has made important contributions to the understanding of pathogenesis of neuroimmunological diseases and establishment of novel treatment options with focus on multiple sclerosis.

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