If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

To understand how neuroinflammation can lead to neurological diseases.

Research Overview

Our research goals are to understand the neuroinflammatory and neuroimmunological processes in a number of neurological conditions. Our research is transitional in nature involving bed (hospital) to bench (laboratory) neuroscience approaches. The key disease states that we focus on are Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Human Gliomas, Stroke related neuroinflammation, and traumatic brain injury and neuroinflammatory cascades.


  • neurology
  • neuroimmunology
  • neuroinflammation
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • Gliomas
  • Microglia
  • Purinergic receptors

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2004 2018

MonoMac syndrome with associated neurological deficits and longitudinally extensive cord lesion

Monif, M., Huq, A., Chee, L. & Kilpatrick, T., 1 Jan 2018, In : BMJ Case Reports. 2018, p. 1-6 6 p., bcr-2017-222872.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Prognosis in autoimmune encephalitis: Database

Broadley, J., Seneviratne, U., Beech, P., Buzzard, K., Butzkueven, H., O'Brien, T. & Monif, M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Data in Brief. 21, p. 2694-2703 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Diagnosis within a Diagnosis: An Unusual Case of Intracranial Hypertension

Foster, E. C., Monif, M., Mason, K. & Van Der Walt, A., 2017, In : Nuro-Ophthalmology and Visual Neuroscience. 2, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Open Access

Interleukin-1β has trophic effects in microglia and its release is mediated by P2X7R pore

Monif, M., Reid, C. A., Powell, K. L., Drummond, K. J., O'Brien, T. J. & Williams, D. A., 30 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Neuroinflammation. 13, 15 p., 173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access