Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology 

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Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The Institute for Cell Biology and Neurobiology is one of the three institutes at the Specialty network Anatomy at the Charité in Berlin.

The Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology supports a broad and active research program in neuroscience, with particular emphasis on

  • developmental biology,
  • neurogenetics,
  • neuroimmunology and
  • electrophysiology.

As part of the CharitéCenter 2 for Basic Sciences is the Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology responsible for a broad range of Anatomy teaching at the Charité Berlin, including

  • macroscopic anatomy,
  • histology,
  • cell and developmental neurobiology and
  • neuroanatomy


  • students of medicine, dentistry, medical neuroscience, molecular medicine, and nursing and
  • medical professionals in medicine, dentistry, and physical therapy.

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What is Cell Biology and Neurobiology?

Cell biology studies the structure, physiology, growth, reproduction and functions of cells on a microscopic and molecular level. Research and teaching in cell biology are essential for bio-medical disciplines that study cancer, and other diseases. Investigating questions about Cell biology intersects often with genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and developmental biology.

Neurobiology on the other hand studies the cells and tissues of the nervous system - the brain and spinal cord, and nerves – and how they are able to control the human body. Neurobiology focuses on the biological aspect of the nervous system – it is a sub-discipline within physiology.

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