NRU annual report 2016

The 2016 NRU annual report has been published and is available for download here.

Three new grants for NRU

Vincent Beliveau has been granted a travel stipend from the Lundbeck Foundation for his PhD stay abroad in Saclay, France (DKK 12,000). Gitte Moos has received 500,000 from the Lundbeck Foundation for running costs in connection with the project 'In vivo imaging of cerebral epigenetic changes following 5-HT2AR modulation' and finally, Gitte has also received 900,000 from Rigshospitalet's Research Council for the project 'The effect of sleep deprivation and adrenergic inhibition on cognitive performance and cerebral water diffusion'.

NRU in the media about the mysterious epilepsy

Ass. Prof Lars Pinborg and Prof Gitte Moos Knudsen participated in the third episode of DR K’s documentary “Død og pine: Lægevidenskabens Historie” which was about the history of medicine and the development within epilepsy treatment and brain imaging. The episode was broadcasted March 1, 2017, but can be seen here:!

PhD student Mette Thrane Foged has in a small video clip explained about new studies with a recently developed and refined EEG cap, which with an unprecedented precision can show where in the human brain the epilepsy occurs. Information which is highly relevant for doctors when deciding whether or not a given epilepsy patient should be offered a surgical procedure. The video clip is available here:

Grant from Brd. Hartmanns Fond

Congratulations to Gitte for receiving 100.000 DKK from Brødrene Hartmanns Fond for the NeuroPharm (NP2) project "Neurobiologiske effekter af 5-HT2AR modulering". The grant will finance a new fluorescence detector for NRU which in this project will be used for measuring ketanserin levels in plasma. Below is a Danish summary of the granted application.

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Welcome to Kevser og Sidra

NRU welcomes Kevser and Sidra, both from Medicine & Technology. They will be working on their BSc project "Optimization of motion correction of frames in dynamic PET molecular imaging studies".

Kevser                                Sidra


Marie Curie grant to NRU

We are happy to announce that Gitte Moos has been granted a two-year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF-2016) for post doc Brice Ozenne and the proposal "NEUROMODEL - Statistical Modelling for relating multimodal neuroimaging to clinical outcomes in order to predict patient response to depression therapy".

The EU grant is worth 200.194 EUR and it enables Brice, who for the last 15 months has been working in a 50/50 post doc position shared by NRU and Section of Biostatistics on KU, to be fully employed at NRU for the next 24 months. We are looking forward to hosting Brice's project here at NRU!

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Two new grants for NRU research

Congratulations to Lars Pinborg for being granted DKK 103.100 from FSS for a scholarstipend for Sebastian Ebert and his project 'Neuroinflammations betydning ved commotio cerebri og post-commotionelt syndrom', and to Gitte Moos Knudsen for receiving DKK 100.000 from Ester M og Konrad Kristian Sigurdssons Dyreværnsfond for the NeuroPharm project 'Neurobiologiske effekter af serotonin 2A receptor modulering – en ny måde at vurdere lægemidler vha. moderne hjernescanningsmetoder'.

New funding for NRU

Congratulations to Mette Thrane Foged for receiving DKK 32.000 from Lennart Grams Mindefond for her project 'Pre-surgical identification of epileptic foci measured with EEG and HD EEG' and to Vincent Beliveau who has received DKK 15.000 from the University of Copenhagen for his six weeks stay at Stephen Strother's laboratory at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto.