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Prof. Dr.
Cornelius Weiller

Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-53060


  • 1984-1991 Training in Pathology, Psychiatry and Neurology in Erlangen, Bonn, Aachen, London, UK
  • 1991-1996 Professor (C2), Essen
  • 1996-1999 Full Professor of Neurology (C4), Jena
  • 1999-2005 Full Professor of Neurology (C4), Hamburg
  • Since 2005 Full Professor of Neurology (C4) and head of Department of Neurology,  Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Brain reorganisation in recovery from stroke

  • The dual-loop model as anatomical framework for cognitive function and neurological syndromes as aphasia, apraxia and neglect

  • Pathophysiology of acute stroke

Selected publications

  • Saur D, Kreher BW, Schnell S, Kümmerer D, Kellmeyer P, Vry MS, Umarova R, Musso M, Glauche V, Abel S, Huber W, Rijntjes M, Hennig J, Weiller C. Ventral and dorsal pathways for language. PNAS. 2008; 105:18035-40.
  • Musso M, Moro A, Glauche V, Rijntjes M, Reichenbach J, Büchel C, Weiller C. Broca’s area and the language instinct. Nature Neuroscience. 2003; 6(7):774-81.
  • Liepert J, Bauder H, Wolfgang HR, Miltner WH, Taub E, Weiller C. Treatment induced cortical reorganisation after stroke in humans. Stroke. 2000; 31:1210-1216.
  • Weiller C, May A, Limmroth V, Jüptner M, Kaube H, v.Schayck R, Coenen HH, Diener HC. Brain stem activation in spontaneous human migraine attacks. Nature medicine. 1995; 1:658-660.
  • Weiller C, Chollet F, Wise RJS, Friston K, Frackowiak RSJ. Functional reorganisation of the brain in recovery from striatocapsular infarction in man. Annn Neurol. 1992; 31:463-472.