Dr. Michael Schüpbach is director of the Centre for Movement Disorders and head of the unit "Deep Brain Stimulation". After studying medicine in Bern and stays in the US, he worked as an assistant at the Physiological Institute Bern on projects over the function of motor neurons and then completed his clinical training in Berne on Tiefenauspital (Internal Medicine) and University Hospital (neurology). Following a multi-year research stay in Paris (Hôpital de la Pitie-Salpetriere) about deep brain stimulation, he returned to Bern and is involved in the construction of the Centre for Movement Disorders and the unit "Deep Brain Stimulation". He he continued his research in Paris continued in the form of international cooperation. His main research interest is the clinical research in the field of movement disorders and neurological psychiatric border areas.