Grant from Gigtforeningen for Prof. Jens Mikkelsen

Congratulations to Prof. Jens Holm Mikkelsen who has been granted 35.000 DKK from Gigtforeningen for a project entitled 'Concentration of biomarkers as a prognosis for the long-term effect of surgical treatment of low back pain' which is conducted at NRU in collaboration with Rachid Bech-Azeddine from Videncenter for Reumatologi og Rygsygdomme, Glostrup Hospital.

New Staff Members March 2022


A warm welcome to our new staff members who have joined us during March:

Research Assistant Miriam Navarro (Pharmaceutical Sciences), who will be working with Hanne.

Visiting student Hector Mebenga (Applied Mathematics & Computer Science). He will be working with Cyril.

          

Sholarstipend for project on claustrophobia

Gitte Moos Knudsen has received a Lundbeck Foundation scholarstipend from the Danish Neurological Society for the project 'Brief exposure therapy for patients with MRI-related claustrophobia'.

Staff News December - January

Welcome to the new NRU members:

Post Doc Jonas Svensson, Specialist in Psychiatry. He will be working on the following projects "Precision psychiatry and a new model for serotonin in depression: PET studies of synaptic density and the serotonin transporter" and "The search for an aging biomarker: in vivo quantification of age-related proteins using Positron Emission Tomography in humans".

Research Assistants Clara Madsen (Molecular Biomedicine) and Emily Beaman (Human Biology).

Sif Kaad (Medical & Molecular Biology) is new student helper in the experimental lab.

Scholarstipend student and master's student Emil Colliander (Medicine).

   
      Clara                                                  Emil                                                     Emily                                    
                        

                                         Jonas                                          Sif
                                               

Also a warm welcome to Mengfei Xiong, visiting PhD student from Uppsala University, Rudbeck laboratory.

   

Collaboration with Lundbeck A/S

Lundbeck A/S and Neurobiology Research Unit will collaborate in order to identify and validate cross-species biomarkers of inflammation in the human brain

Researchers at Lundbeck and NRU will work together to identify and validate new biomarkers of inflammation in the brain in a cross-species translational collaboration.  Neuroinflammation is a pathological condition that is linked to a number of neurological and psychiatric diseases. However, the mechanisms behind neuroinflammation are poorly understood, and there are limited options to determine and prevent it.

Scientists at Lundbeck have identified a number of tools that can be used to define glia activity in the brain as a biomarker of neuroinflammation. The NRU scientists will use these tools to determine levels of neuroinflammation across species and in brain tissue from epilepsy patients, as well as tissue from chronic animal models. This research project will be important in identifying new drug candidates and evaluating their potential in treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Contact person for the project at NRU is Professor Jens H. Mikkelsen.

Scholarstipend to Emilie Ø Lange/supervisor Vibe Frøkjær

Vibe Frøkjær has received a Lundbeck Foundation scholarstipend from the Danish Psychiatric Society for Emilie Ørntoft Lange and the project 'Stress hormone dynamics and mental health in postpartum women'.

Grants to NRU researchers

Congratulations to:

Post Doc Pontus Plavén-Sigray, who has received 248.000 USD from the Longevity Impetus Grants. The project is entitled "The search for an aging biomarker: in vivo quantification of age-related proteins using Positron Emission Tomography in humans".

Post Doc Jonas Svensson, Specialist in Psychiatry, who is the recipient of two grants: one from Region Hovedstadens Forskningsfond til Sundhedsforskning, worth 599.904 DKK, for the project "Precision psychiatry and a new model for serotonin in depression: PET studies of synaptic density and the serotonin transporter"; and one from Hjärnfonden, worth 600.000 SEK, for the project "The search for an aging biomarker: in vivo quantification of age-related proteins using Positron Emission Tomography in humans".

Visit by Prof. Todd Ogden at Neurobiology Research Unit, Oct 14-23

Professor Todd Ogden (Columbia University) will visit NRU October 14th to 23rd. Professor Ogden is a professor in biostatistics and has for many years worked with the development of statistical methodologies for the analysis of data that arise in imaging and other high-dimensional settings. Professor Ogden is currently a Visiting Professor at NRU, supported by the Lundbeck Foundation.