Prof. Flöel is the Director of the Department of Neurology at the University Medicine Greifswald, and Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Neurology at the University Medicine of Greifswald. The Department of Neurology treats around 8000 patients yearly, including 1000 patients with neurodegenerative diseases, on in- and out-patient based platforms.
Prof Flöel has conducted studies on healthy individuals and patients with neurodegenerative diseases (subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s dementia) since 1999, ranging from epidemiological and cross-sectional cohorts to proof-of-concept studies and Phase III randomized controlled clinical trials. These studies aimed at elucidating the mechanisms underlying healthy and pathological aging, employing a large range of neuroscientific tools (neuropsychology, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography; demographic data including information on nutrition, physical activity and cognitive activity). Interventions encompass pharmacological and nutritional approaches, as well as noninvasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation, electrical brain stimulation).