Ralf Gold MD PhD

Prof. Dr. Gold, Ralf

Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Medicine
Chair of Neurology
St. Josef-Hospital
Gudrunstr. 56, 44791 Bochum, Germany


1980-1986 Study of Medicine, University Würzburg, 1986 Dr. med. (magna cum laude), Faculty of Medicine, University Würzburg, 1989-1992 DFG postdoctoral fellowship, Max-Planck Institute, Neuroimmunology, Würzburg and München (director H. Wekerle), 1996 Habilitation, venia legendi for Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University Würzburg


1995 Consultant in Neurology, 1997-2002 Head, clinical research group for MS and Neuroimmunology, Neurology, University Würzburg with full professorship since 2001. 2003 Chair, Institute for Experimental and Clinical Neuroimmunology, University Göttingen, since 2006 Chair of Neurology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Scientific Honours / Awards:

1980-1986 Scholarship, national scholarship foundation, 1996 Heinrich-Pette-Award of the German Neurological Society, 1997 Langheinrich-Award of the Berlin Society for Psychiatry und Neurology, 2000 Ernst Klüh-Award of the German Hospital Society, 2008 Hans-Georg Mertens-Award of the German Neurological Society, 2011 Sobek Preis

Further activities (selection):

1999-2003 Founding member, secretary of the SFB 581 „Molecular Models for Diseases of the Nervous System“, since 1997 Board member of the scientific advisory committee of the German MS Society, since 2007 Member of the ECTRIMS councils, ISNI Advisory Board, since 2008 Member of the DFG advisory board of neurosciences, since 2009 Founding member, board of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)-network multiple sclerosis, Executive board ECTRIMS, panel leader EFNS Demyelinating Diseases

Research areas:

Molecular mechanisms of neuroprotection in MS, translational MS medicine, T cell directed therapies in neuroimmunology, surrogate markers for individualized medicine