Patrick Fisher quoted in recent Nature Outlook article

Nature Outlook has published Psychedelic Medicine, a collection of popular science articles about the advances and challenges of psychedelic research and clinical applications. One article, Your brain on psychedelics, includes NRU Senior Researcher Patrick Fisher's perspective on what we know and do not know about psychedelic effects on the brain.
 
The article collection can be found here: https://www.nature.com/collections/edcbibiadj
The article including Patrick Fisher can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02874-7

Staff News September 2022

Welcome to our new staff members:


Student assistant, EEG: Arthur Diness (Medicine & Technology).

Master's students Ahmad Al-Baka and Sandra N. Madsen (both Pharmaceutical Sciences); Joanna Wilkosz (Neuroscience) and Emilie Mauritzon (Medicine).

   
   Arthur                                       Emilie                                                Joanna
                        

Two ECNP Excellence Awards to NRU

Congratulations to Vibeke Dam and Kristian Larsen for each being awarded with the ECNP Excellence Award.

Vibeke's award is based on her abstract "Predicting antidepressant treatment outcome in major depressive disorder using multi-domain data: A NeuroPharm study", while Kristian's award is based on his abstract 'Acute psilocybin and ketanserin effects on cerebral blood flow: 5-HT2AR neuromodulatory effects in healthy humans'.

Each award consists of a 100 EUR grant and a certificate as well as a 400 EUR travel grant for the ECNP 2022 Congress in Vienna, Austria, which will take place Oct 15-18.

Scholarstipend grant from IRFD for the UFMR project

Congratulations to Professor Gitte Moos Knudsen for receiving a scholarstipend grant (103.100 DKK) from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for stud.med. Kristoffer Brendstrup-Brix and the project 'Neuroimaging of brain pulsations and their impact on brain disease'.

The scholarstipend project is an integral part of the ongoing project 'Non-invasive Magnetic Resonance diagnostics of hydrocephalus or increased intracranial pressure (UFMR-project)'.

Friederike Holze received mobility postdoc grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation

Congratulations to Friederike Holze from University Hospital Basel and University of Basel for being granted a 2-year mobility postdoc grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to go to NRU to conduct the project entitled 'Concentration-effect relationship of agonistic and antagonistic serotonin 2A receptor occupancy using LSD and ketanserin'. We are looking very much forward to welcoming Friederike in her postdoc position at NRU from January 2023.

PhD defence by Camilla B. Larsen, MD, June 16

Camilla B. Larsen, MD, will defend her PhD thesis (title: Structural and functional brain signatures of sex hormone transitions and implications for perinatal mental health) on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 2 pm.
Venue: Auditorium, Entrance 61A, Psychiatric Centre Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Henrik Harpestrengs Vej.
Link for virtual participation: https://ucphku.zoom.us/j/8236581404?pwd=ZHdSdHk0SC9pb1VvNWFFcDBHZ0oydz09
For more details, click here.

Louise Møller Jørgensen receives BETA.HEALTH grant

Associate professor Louise Møller Jørgensen, specialist in neurosurgery, has received DKK 500.000 from BETA.HEALTH®, which is a brand new innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation with intent to accelerate new solutions for healthcare innovations.

Louise and her team will use the grant and platform to advance the business developments and regulatory activities required to put the fMRI compatible electrical stimulator on the market. The patented medical device was developed for combined use of electrical stimulation with functional MRI (fMRI), and is owned by The Capital Region (Rigshospitalet/NRU), Region Zealand (Roskilde) and University of Copenhagen.