NRU research presented and awarded at Danish Society of Psychiatry annual meeting

NRU was represented at the annual meeting of the Danish Society of Psychiatry (DSP) by professor Martin B. Jørgensen, assoc. professor Vibe G. Frøkjær, post doc Martin Korsbak Madsen, and PhD-student Kristian R. Jensen, together with Master's students Malene Sørensen, Andrea Juvik and Malthe Andersen.

Martin Korsbak Madsen was awarded 1st Prize at the Pontoppidan Lecture Competition for young researchers for the presentation "Effects of psychedelic and non-psychedelic serotonin 2A receptors modulation on functional brain networks". Also, Malthe Andersen presented his work on “The role of brain wakefulness-regulation, arousal-related symptoms, and SSRI side-effects in patients with MDD“ as a poster and won a prize and praise for enthusiastically and clearly communicating the complex subject.

We congratulate both Martin and Malthe!

Abstract award for Annika Læbo Rasmussen at ESSM

Congratulations to Annika Læbo Rasmussen for having her abstract entitled 'Sexual anhedonia and serotonin 4 receptor brain binding in depressed patients - a NeuroPharm Positron Emission Tomography study' being awarded as the best abstract at the annual European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) conference.

NRU part of large Lundbeck Foundation collaborative project grant

Congratulations to Gitte Moos Knudsen who together with Prof. Anders A. Jensen (PI of the grant) from University of Copenhagen has received a large Lundbeck Foundation Collaborative Project grant for the project "Exploring the potential of a newly discovered activity component in psychedelics".

The total project grant is worth 39 mio DKK, and NRU will get funding for 5 years of post doc salary and running costs for pig PET studies and other project-related costs, totalling ~6 mio DKK.

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Kristoffer Brendstrup-Brix winner of Sleep Cup 2023

Congratulations to Kristoffer Brendstrup-Brix for being awarded a first place (and 1000 DKK) in Danish Sleep Research Cup for his presentation and abstract entitled "Diffusion along the perivascular space and brain microstructural measures are associated with circadian time and sleep quality". Danish Sleep Research Cup was hosted by the Danish Society for Sleep Medicine and it took place on Jan 9, 2023 at Panum Institute.

Staff News January 2023

Welcome to the many new NRUs:

Student assistants: Helga Appel (Medicine), Stine Olsen (Psychology)
Student assistants, EEG: Holger Lyng and Julius Søgaard (both Medicine & Technology)

New scholarstipend students are: Kirstine Andersen (Medicine), Paw Randrup (Psychology), Victor Neufeld (Medicine)

Volunteer Peter Skov-Andersen (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

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PhD defence by Sophia Armand, cand.psych., January 20th 2023, 2 pm

On Friday, January 20th 2023, at 2 pm, cand.psych. Sophia Armand will defend her PhD thesis entitled Affective cognition and brain serotonin in healthy individuals.

Venue: The Faculty of Social Sciences (CSS), Gammeltoftsgade 15, 1353 Copenhagen, in auditorium 35.01.06. 

Zoom link: 
Passcode: 542169

After the defence there will be a reception in the foyer by the auditorium.

For details and summary, click here.

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RH scholarstipend grant

Congratulations to Gitte Moos Knudsen for receiving a scholarstipend grant (60.000 DKK) from RH for Kristoffer Brendstrup-Brix and the project 'Neuroimaging of brain pulsations and their impact on brain disease'.

Scholarstipend grant from DPS-Lundbeckfonden for the BrainDrugs-D project

Congratulations to Professor Martin Balslev Jørgensen and Kristian Reveles Jensen for receiving a scholarstipend grant (164.000 DKK) from DPS-Lundbeckfonden for Kirstine Howe Andersen working on the project 'Excitation-Inhibition Balance measured by Aperiodic EEG Activity and stressors, symptoms, and SSRI side-effects in MDD' as part of the BrainDrugs-Depression project starting February 2023.

Grant for research in LSD from Brødrene Hartmanns Fond

Congratulations to Patrick Fisher who has received 100.000 DKK from Brødrene Hartmanns Fond for the proposal 'Establishing the pharmacodynamics of LSD at the serotonin 2A receptor in the human brain with multimodal neuroimaging' which is part of the upcoming NRU project called DOCLS.