Professor, Department Head


Institute of Physiology, DPMP


Medical University Innsbruck



Professor Michaela Kress

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.

Michaela Kress is full professor at the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Physics Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria. Her research focus is on hub regulators of neuroimmune crosstalk in the nervous system and specifically in the pain pathway. These are explored by integrating multiple methodological approaches ranging from behavior phenotyping to expression analysis and electrophysiological recordings from peripheral nerve and from neuronal networks in the brain. Recently the team became interested in non-coding RNAs and their role as hub regulators in the pain system. In particular, the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 and its signal transducer Il-6/gp130 are investigated, and novel models for pain disorders developed with a recent focus on human model systems for developing more personalized treatment options for patients suffering pathological pain.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

8:15am EDT9:30am EDT

Cytokines and Pain

Categories: Plenary Lecture, Virtual Program
Room: Plenary Room Level 800

The session addresses bidirectionally crosstalk of immune cells with neurons along the pain pathway and how and these interactions are…

Friday, September 23, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Novel Biomarkers in Painful Neuropathies Recent Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Microneurography, and Non-Coding RNAs

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 701 B

This workshop focuses on novel biomarkers for peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain. In the first session Matthew Evans will discuss…