Platforms of the FTN


Since its establishment in 2010, the FTN has built a strategy for sharing methodological platforms.These platforms are led by specifically qualified scientists who employ and further develop the respective methodology. Projects on the platforms are supported by these scientists and their groups to make sure there is a transfer of know-how into the groups making use of these platforms.

The platforms are located in a number of places in the University Medical Center, the University and, since 2020, in the FTN/NIC-building (308C).

The FTN is operating these three platforms: Mouse Behaviour Unit (MBU), Mainz Animal Imaging Center (MAIC) and Clinical Investigation Center (CIC). The members of the FTN cooperate with these platforms and also with the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) which is operating the Initiative for Systems Analysis (ISyN).

Human Neuroimaging Center (NIC)

Head: Prof. Dr. Raffael Kalisch

Established in 2012, led by Prof. Dr. Raffael Kalisch. Website

Lipidomics Unit (LiPiD)

Head: Dr. Laura Bindila

Established by Dr. Laura Bindila; quantitative and qualitative lipidomics performing extraction and targeted quantification of various lipids in biological matrices from various species and humans. It is located in the Institute for Physiological Chemistry. Website

Contact: Tel +49 6131 39-25794, E-Mail

Mouse Behavior Unit (MBU)

Head: Prof. Dr. Marianne B. Müller

Established in 2011, led by Dr. Konstantin Radyushkin, the mouse unit offers a wide range of testing facilities to the members of the FTN. It is housed on the the university campus. Website

Mainz Animal Imaging Center (MAIC)

Head: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Stroh

Established in 2012, led by Prof. Stroh. Website

Clinical Investigation Center (CIC)/Gutenberg Brain Study (GBS)

Gutenberg Brain Study (GBS)

Head: Prof. Dr. Oliver Tüscher

Established in 2013. Website

Contact: Tel +49 6131 17-2596, E-Mail

Initiative for Systems Analysis in Neuroscience (ISyN)

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Susanne Gerber and Prof. Dr. Albrecht Stroh

This Initiative is housed in the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR).

Kontakt: E-Mail