Funding from Augustinus Fonden

Congratulations to Gitte Moos and Martin K. Madsen for having received 500.000 DKK from Augustinus Fonden to perform the project 'Effects of psilocybin on chronic cluster headache: an open-label clinical trial and neuroimaging study targeting a burdensome disease'.

PhD defence: Vincent Beliveau

On Tuesday Feb 27th at 3 pm in Auditorium 93 at Rigshospitalet, Vincent Beliveau, MSc, will defend his PhD thesis entitled "Functional and Molecular Imaging of the Serotonin System in the Human Brain".

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PhD defence: Louise Møller Jørgensen

On Friday March 9th at 3 pm in Auditorium 93 at Rigshospitalet, Louise Møller Jørgensen, MD, will defend her PhD thesis entitled "Pharmacological and DBS-induced changes in cerebral serotonin release".

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Historical EU-funding for NRU post docs

We are extremely proud to announce that two of our post docs, Sebastian Holst and Martin Schain, each has been granted one of the highly competitive Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF-2017) after having received very high ranking in the evaluation process for their respective proposals. Each of the grants contains two years of full salary for the applicant himself as well as a smaller amount for project-related running costs and management. We are looking very much forward to hosting their projects at NRU!

Below is more information about each of the two proposals.

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Two FSS grants to NRU researchers

Congratulations to Sofi da Cunha-Bang for receiving a Clinician Scientist Position grant worth 191.429 DKK for her part-time research project "The role of serotonin 1B receptors in aggressive behavior" and to Vibe G. Frøkjær for receiving a scholar stipend grant worth 103.100 DKK for the project "Inflammation in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder; does serotonin play a role?", both from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (FSS).

Travel grant to NRU from the Lundbeck Foundation

Congratulations to Olaf Paulson for receiving a travel stipend of 50,000 DKK from the Lundbeck Foundation for the project "Automatic detection of structural changes in epilepsy patients". The grant covers a one-week research stay of 4 people from NRU at Bruce Fischl's lab at Mass. General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.

NRU X-mas symposium Dec 8

The NRU Christmas symposium will take place on Friday, December 8th, in the auditorium at the Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, entrance 2, 8th floor. The program is available here.

Scholarstipend from FSS

Congratulations to Vibe Frøkjær for receiving an FSS scholarstipend of 103.100 DKK for stud.med Søren Vinther Larsen for the project "Inflammation in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder; does serotonin play a role?.

Introduction stipend to Vibeke Dam

Congratulations to Vibeke Dam who has been granted one year introduction stipend from the Research Council at Rigshospitalet for the project 'Affective and social cognition as neurocognitive predictors of antidepressant treatment response'.

This 1-year project takes advantage of data from a large longitudinal study investigating potential neurocognitive and neurobiological predictors of response to standard antidepressant treatment in MDD. The proposed project has two parts:
Part 1. Aim: To validate and implement the novel EMOTICOM test battery as a research and clinical assessment tool for affective and social cognition.
Part 2. Aim: To determine baseline differences in affective and social cognition outcomes assessed with the EMOTICOM between MDD patients and healthy individuals.

Sapere Aude Starting grant to Vibe Frøkjær

We are very happy to announce that Vibe Gedsø Frøkjær has been awarded a prestigious Sapere Aude Starting Grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (IFRD) for her 4-year project "Window of opportunity for protecting mental health during perinatal hormonal transition".

Vibe's Sapere Aude grant is worth 4.225.921 DKK and it enables her to gather her own small research team at NRU, consisting of at least a medical PhD-student and a data analyst, which will be supported by a group of technical staff members and will collaborate closely with Prof. Anja Pinborg from Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Hvidovre Hospital and Managing Director Elizabeth Binder from Department of Translational Research in Psychiatry at Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany.

We congratulate Vibe with the highly prestigious grant and look very much forward to hosting her project here at NRU!

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