Professor Ralf Gold is the chair of the Department of Neurology, University of Bochum at St. Josef-Spital since August 2006. Dr. Gold’s main scientific interest is in translational therapies for multiple sclerosis, experimental immunotherapies in the animal models for multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and neurobiological disease modulators. He serves as leading clinical physician and as principal investigator in a number of controlled therapeutic trials in multiple sclerosis, and is involved in several scientific research programmes and advisory boards. Currently he is member of German Neurological Society board and is panel leader of EFNS demyelinating diseases section. He recently coordinated the update of German Neurological Society MS guidelines. Dr. Gold is a member of a number of societies including The German Society for Neurology, American Academy for Neurology and the Advisory Board of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has received several scientific awards for his experimental and clinical studies. He has also contributed to several editorial boards and contributed to more than 250 original publications.