Christian Geis is Chair of Translational Neuroimmunology endowed by the Hermann und Lilly Schilling Foundation and Deputy Director of the Department of Neurology at Jena University Hospital. He is board member of the Center of Sepsis Control and Care (CSCC) and of the German Network for Research on Autoimmune Encephalitis (GENERATE). His research is focused on autoimmune and inflammatory mechanisms targeting central synapses. Using electrophysiology, super-resolution imaging, in-vitro and animal models, the research group uncovers basic pathomechanisms of autoimmune encephalitis and neuropsychiatric disease following systemic inflammation. He is heading the DFG Research Unit 3004 SYNABS investigating synaptic pathology in antibody-mediated disorders and he is funding member of national and european funded research initiatives on antibody-mediated neuropsychiatric disorders. Within the GENERATE network, he leads the BMBF funded multicenter controlled randomized phase II trial GENERATE-BOOST.