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.

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.