Professor of Human Pain Research



Technical University of Munich



Prof. Markus Ploner


Markus Ploner is a neurologist with a clear and direct understanding of chronic pain, its detrimental effects on patients’ lives and the urgent need for novel and more effective treatment options. He is a Professor of Human Pain Research and a consultant of neurology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. As a researcher, he has investigated the brain mechanisms of pain in health and disease. Specifically, he has investigated how brain rhythms and brain communication shape the experience of pain. Based on these basic insights he has designed and performed studies using non-invasive modulations of brain activity using transcranial alternating current stimulation and neurofeedback with the aim of establishing novel non-invasive neuromodulatory pain treatments.


Monday, September 19, 2022

8:30am EDT12:00pm EDT

Cortical Signatures in Pain Conditions

Categories: Refresher Course
Room: 701 A

Discrete pain processing pathways are regulated differentially according to the cognitive status of the individual. In this refresher course the…

Friday, September 23, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation of Brain Rhythms – How Can We Translate Basic Insights into Novel Pain Treatments?

Tracks: Treatment/Management
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 B

Neuronal oscillations, or brain rhythms, are a basic feature of neuronal signaling and communication. They can be recorded at different…