The GENERATE Network structure
The GErman NEtwork for Research on AuToimmune Encephalitis is comprised of individual inter-disciplinary groups of experts working in basic and clinical research, linked by a central national patient register.
The primary objective of the network is to improve the diagnosis, therapy and care of patients with autoimmune encephalitis. GENERATE assumes that there are numerous additional, previously unknown target antigens in patients with autoimmune encephalitis. Moreover, the underlying pathophysiology and pathogenesis of the related disorders have only been rudimentarily elucidated thus far. To further improve early detection and evolve the most specific treatment modalities, the GENERATE Network fosters tight cross-disciplinary collaboration and utilizes the numerous overlaps within the groups working on basic research and clinical practice at the participating centers. The goal is to ensure that new evidence relating to diagnostic and therapeutic methods can be optimally fast-tracked.
In the following, you will find brief descriptions of the research projects pursued by the individual clinical and basic research working groups.