Aiden Haghikia is the chair and director of the Department of Neurology of the OVGU Magdeburg. His clinical and scientific focus is in the field of neuroimmunology and neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. In his translational research, Aiden Haghikia investigates the role of diet, how it interacts with the gut microbiome, and the local and systemic immune and nervous system are affected by them. The emphasis of his clinical work is to transfer insights gained from the science to patients in a personalized manner.