Martin Dichgans, Professor of Neurology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU, Munich, Germany) is the Founding Director of the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at LMU. He is Director of the Munich Stroke Center, President of the German Stroke Society (DSG), and on the Executive Committee of the European Stroke Organization (ESO).
His major research interest is in the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of small vessel disease (SVD), stroke and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). His methodological focus is in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, imaging and the conduction of investigator-initiated studies. Dr. Dichgans authored over 350 research articles, reviews, and editorials. He served as a coordinator / principal investigator of various national and EU (FP7 and Horizon2020) research grants, and in leadership positions at national and international conferences on stroke and dementia. Dr. Dichgans coordinates several multicenter clinical trials on SVD and VCI. He is on the editorial board of the journals Annals of Neurology, Stroke, International Journal of Stroke, European Stroke Journal, and Frontiers in Stroke. Dr. Dichgans serves as chair of the scientific advisory board of the EU ERANET Neuron. He further serves on the scientific boards of the DFG-funded Excellence Cluster Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) and the Graduate School for Systemic Neurosciences (GSN).