Research Laboratory – Klinikum Ingolstadt

Research Laboratory - Klinikum Ingolstadt

Centre of Mental Health

Research Laboratory

Contact: Thomas  
Position: Director
Address: Krumenauerstr. 25, 85049
City: Ingolstadt
Country: Germany
Contact Email: Contact laboratory
RESEARCH DOMAIN: Clinical, Basic Human
KEYWORDS: Sleep and Medical Disorders, Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders, Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine), Behavioural Sleep Disorders, Neurological Sleep Disorders


Laboratory Description:

The sleep research lab at Klinikum Ingolstadt is closely connected to a 6-bed clinical sleep medicine facility at the same location. Research is focussed on basic human and clinical studies. Major areas are sleep and sleep disorders in psychiatric patients, insomnia, RLS and narcolepsy. The major areas of basic research are metabolic functions and immunoendocrine networks during sleep and waking in healthy people and patients with sleep disorders.

The sleep research lab is attached to the Centre of Mental Health, a 300 bed inpatient facility with a huge outpatient department. The Centre of Mental Health is a teaching hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Long-term collaborations are established with the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, the Neurocentro della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Karls University at Prague, and Peking University.

The head of the sleep research lab, Thomas Pollmächer, is director of the Centre of Mental Health, deputy Medical Director of Klinikum Ingolstadt and Professor of Psychiatry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He has been president of the ESRS from 2004-2008.

Additional Descriptors, Keywords:

Sleep in psychiatric disorders, insomnia, narcolepsy, RLS, sleep and metabolism, sleep and immunoendocrine networks.


  • Title:  MD Name:  Karel Sonka Position:  Institution: Karls University Prag, Czech Repubilc Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Claudio Bassetti Position:  Institution: Neurocentro Della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Fang Han Position:  Institution: University of Peking, China Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Axel Steiger Position:  Institution: Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany Email: