at The Department of Biomedicine

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.

Neuroanatomy and Alzheimer

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

Neuro electrophysiology

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


Cortical network

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


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

Alzheimer's disease and phychiatric disorders

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

Neuro development and embryology

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


Neural circuits

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


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.


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