Neurobiology

The aim of the neurobiological research at the Department is to understand why diseases occur in the central nervous system, and how they evolve. The research focuses on developing processes that are relevant to diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.


Alzheimer's disease and psychiatric disorders

At the multidisciplinary research centre MIND the molecular background and physiological role of membrane receptors are studied.  


Olav Michael Andersen

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1171, 220
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Peder Søndergaard Madsen

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1171, 320
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Morten Schallburg Nielsen

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1171, 327
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Research areas

  • Blood-brain barrier
  • Receptor trafficking
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Drug delivery

Anders Nykjær

Professor
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  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular psychiatry
  • Memory
  • Neurodegeneration




Claus Munck Petersen

Professor Emeritus



Research areas

  • Molecular mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain (pain following nerve injury)
  • Pain behaviour
  • Micro surgery

Christian Bjerggaard Vægter

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1171, 219
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Cortical network

The importance of nerve cell communication in relation to epileptic disorders.


Mogens Andreasen

Associate professor

Research areas

  • Synchronized neuronal network activity under normal and pathological conditions.
  • Signal transduction and axonal conductivity in cortical nerve cells.
  • Mechanisms behind the induction and spread of epileptic seizure activity in nervous tissue.
  • New antiepileptic treatment strategies.

Research areas

  • Synchronized neuronal network activity under normal and pathological conditions.
  • Signal transduction and axonal conduction properties in cortical neurons.
  • Mechanisms behind induction and spread of epileptic seizure activity in neural tissue.
  • New strategies in antiepileptic treatment.

Neural circuits

Studies of the structure, function, dysfunction, and development of motion-sensitive neural circuits in the visual system.


Keisuke Yonehara

Group Leader, Associate Professor



Neuroanatomy and Alzheimer

Studies in the neurons' role for memory and learning and the importance of electro-chemical communication.




Mark J. West

Professor Emeritus
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Neurodegeneration

Research in pathogenic processes and loss of nerve cell functions in Parkinson's disease.


Poul Henning Jensen

Professor
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H bldg. 1171, 420
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Research areas

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Prion-like diseases
  • Alpha-synuclein

Carmela Matrone

Associate professor

Research areas

  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neural stem cells

Marina Romero-Ramos

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1242, 425
P +4587167854
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Neuro electrophysiology

Studies of the electro-chemical properties of neurons and the communication between neurons.


Mai Marie Holm

Associate professor

Research areas

  • Synaptic transmission and plasticity in health and disease
  • Excitation and inhibition in the brain
  • Molecular neuropharmacology
  • Animal models for brain disorders
  • The function of SorCS3

Neuro development and embryology

Research in the molecular mechanisms that are involved in embryonic development and the development of the nervous system.


Karin Lykke-Hartmann

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1242, 359
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Stem cells in neurodevelopment and disease

Use of human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells to study how the nervous system develops, modelling human neural diseases, and study the processes involved in neurodegeneration.


Mark Denham

Group Leader, Associate Professor