The Paracelsus Medical University, a private university was established in 2002 in Salzburg, Austria. The university was named Paracelsus, after a Swiss German known as Renaissance physician, alchemist and astrologer. He is the founder of the discipline of Toxicology. He is mainly known for as the pioneer for the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine. One of the well-known research institutes in the university is the Clinical Research Center. Some of the other reputed research centres in the university are: Research Institute of Molecular Regenerative Medicine, institute of Advance Radiation Technologies, Reserarch center of Experimental Neuroregeneration. The main areas of focus in the field of medical research in Paracelsus university are: Neurological and psychiatric diseases, Allergies and immunological diseases, Oncological diseases, Musculoskeletal disorders, biomechanics, Sports medicine and Metabolic diseases and atherosclerosis. The university partners with the Landeskrankenhaus Salzburg (Salzburg General Hospital) and the Christian Doppler Clinic both of which are reputed health centres in Salzburg.