Welcome to Isabel

A warm welcome to visiting PhD student Isabel Noachtar (Psychology) from the University of Salzburg. She will be doing a secondment at NRU until mid-August.

Currently, Isabel is working on two projects: The first is a clinical trial where she test participants in the MRI before and during pill intake. The second project is a behavioral study where participants perform a navigation task, a mental rotation task as well as a verbal fluency task once during their OC intake phase and once during the pill pause. For the second study, they recruit women with current OC use as well as naturally cycling women. In an intraindividual design, she would like to investigate the effects of synthetic hormones of the pill in OC users as well as the effects of endogenous sex hormones in women with a natural cycle.


Drummond McCulloch awarded 1st place in the FYF Annual Poster and Presentation competition

Congratulations to Drummond McCulloch who was awarded with the 1st place in the "Foreningen af Yngre Forskere" Annual Poster and Presentation competition May 5th, 2022.

Drummond presented, first in a poster and subsequently in an oral presentation, new findings concerning the relation between psilocybin-induced mystical-type experiences and persisting positive effects in healthy volunteers. Among ten finalists, he was picked as the winner and was awarded with both a certificate, a bunch of flowers and a 15.000 DKK personal cash prize.

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Martin Korsbak Madsen in article in Danish Medical Journal

NRU researcher Martin Korsbak Madsen is part of the article "Svampe får hjernen til at svinge i takt, bryde mønstre og skabe grobund for noget nyt" in the Danish Medical Journal (Ugeskrift for Læger). The article is available here.

Scholarstipend grant from DPS-Lundbeckfonden for the Pill project

Congratulations to Vibe Frøkjær for receiving a scholarstipend grant (140.00 DKK) from DPS-Lundbeckfonden for stud. med. Anna Kauffmann in the project 'The role of oral contraceptive use on serotonin 2A receptor brain architecture in health women' which is part of the Pill project.

Patrick, Hanne and Anjali new Lundbeck Foundation Investigators Network members

Congratulations to Patrick Fisher, Hanne D. Hansen and Anjali Sankar for being accepted as members of the new Lundbeck Foundation Investigators Network (LFIN) initiative.

The LFIN network will consist of approximately 30 early to mid-career scientists (from postdocs to junior faculty) working in Denmark and in any field of neuroscience (from basic to clinical). The network has two main goals: To developing new areas of multidisciplinary neuroscience research in Denmark, and to help young investigators realize their scientific potential. To realize these goals, LFIN will engage in initiatives that foster the development of working relationships among network members that span scientific institutions and disciplines in Denmark. Members of LFIN will also receive training in topics that are relevant for their career and personal development.

ECNP’s 2022 Citation Prize to Martin Korsbak Madsen

Congratulations to Martin Korsbak Madsen for having received ECNP's 2022 Citation Prize for his paper ‘A single psilocybin dose is associated with long-term increased mindfulness, preceded by a proportional change in neocortical 5-HT2A receptor binding’. The award is given for the most-cited paper in European Neuropsychopharmacology in the last two years and will be presented at the upcoming 35th ECNP Congress on 15-18 October in Vienna.

PhD defence by Sagar Sanjay Aripaka, April 8th

Sagar Sanjay Aripaka, M.Eng., is defending his PhD thesis entitled Molecular Biology in the Pain Generation in Lumbar Intervertebral Discs on April 8th, at 1 pm.
Venue: Rigshospitalet - Blegdamsvej, entrance 44, Auditorium 2.
For more details, click here.