Ludwig Kappos

Grown up in Athens, Greece Ludwig Kappos obtained his M.D. and a Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the Univer­sity of Würzburg, Germany, in 1980, where he went on to specialise in Neurology and Neu­roimmunology, and became Deputy Chief, Division of Clinical Neurology, Max Planck Society, Clinical Research Unit for Multiple Sclerosis.

In 1990, he was elected Head of the Outpatient Department, Neurology/Neurosurgery and since 2008 Chair of Neurology at the University of Basle, Switzerland. Research interests include immunological and molecular studies in neuroimmunolo­gical diseases, methodology and conduct of therapeutic studies mainly in the field of MS where he was actively involved in the development of established and new compounds, standardisation of clinical assessment, use of magnetic resonance tomography in elucidating the pathogenesis of inflammatory CNS-disease, and as tool in monitoring therapeutic studies.

Dr. Ludwig Kappos serves as chair or member in several steering committees and advisory boards of Clinical Trials and Organizations active in the field of MS and general Neurology. He has published more than 480 original papers, reviews and book chapters.