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Dr Patrik Michel, Prof. Lorenz Hirt

Dr Patrik Michel leads the team of clinical cerebrovascular researchers. The “Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne, ASTRAL”, with over 2,500 patients, analyses of different aspects of stroke, particularly clinico-radiological correlations, acute treatments and prognosis.

The team also participates in multiple therapeutic and preventative trials at both a national and international level.


Prof. Lorenz Hirt is head of the neurosonology lab, whose clinical research deals with analysing arterial plaque and carotid artery stenosis. He also runs an experimental cerebrovascular lab, which studies cell death and post-stroke neuroprotection with the help of in vivo and in vitro models. The lab also collaborates with the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM), the Department of Cellular Biology and Morphology (DBCM), EPFL, the University of Loma Linda (California), and the University of Bern.

The lab is financed by the Swiss National Fund, the Cardiology Foundation, the Novartis Foundation and the Biaggi Foundation.