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The Department of Biomedicine is either part of or cooperating with the following research centres:
The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience
DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, which facilitates collaborative research, access to scientific infrastructure, and fosters outstanding international research talent.
The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research
iPSYCH is studying five specific mental disorders; autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. The main goals are to identify the causes of these disorders by studying the genetic and environmental factors and thereby find new targets for treatment.
The perspective is to offer better and more personalized treatment, providing a better life for each individual patient with the disorder - and perhaps even ways to prevent the development of the disorder in some cases.
Center for Proteins in Memory
PROMEMO aims to identify and understand the function of memory associated proteins that determines the persistence of a memory. To reach this aim, we will combine cutting-edge techniques in proteomics, complex structural biology, optogenetic memory engineering of tailored mouse models, electrophysiology of synaptic memory function, and high-resolution brain imaging in behaving animals.
Personalized approach to genome editing of stem cells for autotransplantation of monogenic immunodeficiencies
We aim to establish genetic therapies for monogenic diseases based on implementation of the CRISPR technology in hematopoietic stem cells. Focusing on immunodeficiencies, we aim at founding the technologies and infrastructure for future treatment. To reach this goal, researchers and clinicians are working together to translate correction of genetic defects in stem cells into therapies.
Danish Genetically Modified Animal Resource A number of facilities and research groups in Denmark collaborate in DAGMAR to enable the creation and phenotypic characterization of transgenic animals.
Centre for Integrative Sequencing
The overall aim of iSEQ is to integrate multi-layered biological sequencing data with comprehensive phenotypic and environmental data to gain new and more coherent insights into the complex molecular systems governing biological function and human disease.
Center for Cellular Signal Patterns
The Centre addresses fundamental biological questions to identify how cells ‘talk’ to each other and their surroundings. The centre has a particular focus on how our immune cells recognise the difference between external dangers and ourselves, and why this mechanism sometimes goes wrong and gives rise to autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, sclerosis and diabetes.