• sense clinically
  • think mechanistically
  • act interdisciplinarily
  • treat innovatively

Prof. Dr. med. David Capper

Molecular Neuropathology
Institute of Neuropathology
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 450 536 498
Fax: +49 30 450 536 940

E-Mail: david.capper(at)charite.de

Scientific Scope

The research group "Molecular Neuropathology" works on the analysis of molecular changes in brain tumors and other tumor diseases. A special focus is on epigenetic alterations and the application of these changes for tumor classification.

Future Directions

The aims of this research group include: expanding the molecular characterization of brain tumors, the identification of oncogenic drivers in rare brain tumors, investigating the mechanisms underlying tumor development, developing machine learning based approaches for brain tumor classification and the translational application of new diagnostic tools.

Group Members

David Capper - Associate Professor for Molecular Neuropathology
Daniel Teichmann – Technical Assistant
Mihaela Chirica – Medical student
Stefanie Glöß – Medical student
Anna Lena Lang – Medical student
Eilís Perez – PhD student
Simone Schmid – Resident
Dr. Christin Siewert – Bioinformatician
Dr, phil. nat. Anne Thieme 

Most important Awards, Grants or Scientific Achievements

  • 2018 Curt Meyer Memorial award of the Berliner Krebsgesellschaft (10.000€)
  • 2018 Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) Quest open data award (1.000€)
  • 2018 Innovation prize of the Deutschen Hochschulmedizin e.V. (10.000€)
  • cIMPACT: the consortium to inform molecular and practical approaches to CNS tumortaxonomy member.
  • Member of the “Consensus and Editorial Meeting Working Group” for the Update of the 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System.
  • Member of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN)
  • Member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology

Selected References