The Charité Chiba Collaborative Laboratory for researching Chronic Neuroinflammation (CCC-Neuro) is a joint initiative by Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.

A German Japanese Inititative

CCC-Neuro researches autoimmune neuroinflammatory disorders in Japan and Germany.

Chiba University

桑原 聡
Prof. Dr. Satoshi Kuwabara

(Principal Investigator)

森 雅裕
A/P. Dr. Masahiro Mori


平野 成樹
Dr. Shigeki Hirano

横内 裕敬
Dr. Hirotaka Yokouchi

鵜沢 顕之
Dr. Akiyuki Uzawa

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

フリーデマン パウル
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Paul
(Principal Investigator)

アレクサンダー ブラント
Dr. Alexander U. Brandt

ハンナ ツィンマーマン
Dr. Hanna Zimmermann


柏原 誠
Makoto Kashiwabara

(International Cooperation)


A joyful celebration at the Japanese embassy

To celebrate the 10 year collaboration between Charité and Chiba Universities, Japanese ambassador Takeshi Yagi invited members of both institutions on October 23rd to a symposium with a subsequent reception at the Japanese embassy in Berlin. The important role of CCC-Neuro for the collaboration between both institutions was highlighted in presentations by Chiba University Vice president Dr. Haruaki …

CCC-Neuro Japanese-German Workshop

On behalf of CCC-Neuro, Friedemann Paul and Hanna Zimmermann organized a joint Japanese-German Workshop about “Neurological disorders: Risk factors, prevention and prognosis” in Berlin. On the 23rd and 24th October 2019, students and lecturers from Chiba University in Japan and Charité University in Berlin joined the workshop to learn about the increasing global burden of neurological disorders and the …

Thriving exchange of expertise

Graham Cooper, a PhD Fellow from Berlin, enjoyed a productive summer working with colleagues in the CCC-Neuro laboratory. He established an automatic analysis pipeline to calculate the standardized T1w/T2w ratio using clinical MRI data. This data was then used to evaluate normal appearing white matter damage in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum …