Research at Dept. of Neuroscience

Maria Blix and Henrik Ring

The research performed at the department of Neuroscience covers the normal function of the nervous system, its development as well as how function of the nervous system is altered following injury and in disease, and how to improve treatment of patients with these disorders. In addition, studies are carried out on genetic and acquired factors that can give rise to or contribute to nervous system disorders and underlie personality disorders (e.g. drug abuse, criminality).

The research focuses on the following areas:

  • structure and function of neural networks in the brain and spinal cord,
  • regulation of appetite and food intake
  • biological mechanisms in brain injury, as well as treatment and rehabilitation following these injuries
  • genetic mechanisms in neurological, psychiatric and personality disorders.

The research is characterized by a broad range of methods; form molecular and cell biology to epidemiology and clinical studies of patients with nervous system disorders. Here you will find more about the Department's Research Groups as well as about the Networks which are led by research groups from the Department.

Recent theses

Kenney Roodakker, Neurology, 30 November 2018, at 1 pm

Cathrine Axfors, Psychiatry, 14 December 2018 at 1 pm

Do you want to research at the Department of Neuroscience?

Our groups of researcher are continuously loooking for new collaborative partners, post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D. students and project students. We are able to offer a range of different projects that can be tailored to your interests. Read more about our groups of researchers and contact our group leaders.

Read more about our recruitment here.


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