The Lundbeck Foundation supports NRU research

Prof. Jens Damsgaard Mikkelsen has received 435,000 DKK from The Lundbeck Foundation for the project "ASEM as a novel high-affinity radioligand for imaging alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: Applicability for imaging with in vitro autoradiography and positron emission tomography (PET)".

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Poster award to NRU researcher

Congratulations to PhD student Mette Thrane Foged from NRU for recently winning a poster award at the "12th European Congress on Epileptology" which was held on September 11th-15th in Prague, Czech Republic.

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NRU's 20 years anniversary

On Friday September 23rd, NRU will be celebrating 20 years anniversary as independent research unit. The celebration will start at 2pm in Auditorium 2 at Rigshospitalet where there will be a 3-hour symposium with talks (in Danish) by current and previous NRU employees. The program for the symposium can be found below.

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NRU annual report 2015

The 2015 NRU annual report has been published and is available for download here.

The Danish Council for Independent Research - Medical Sciences supports NRU research

Gitte Moos Knudsen has recently received a grant worth 1.844 mio DKK from the The Danish Council for Independent Research - Medical Sciences for the project "In vivo assessment of novel pharmacological interventions in humans: An experimental medicine approach evaluating psilocybin and the serotonin 2A receptor". The project has a direct link to WP2 in NeuroPharm.

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Industrial PhD grant for Cheng Teng Ip from the Innovation Fund Denmark

Congratulations to Cheng Teng Ip who has received an industrial PhD grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark for her project 'EEG and ERP biomarkers for prediction of antidepressant treatment response', which will be carried out together with H. Lundbeck A/S. The company covers 50% of Cheng's salary and she will be employed at the company for three years. The project is tightly connected to the NRU research in NeuroPharm, especially WP1, and Gitte Moos Knudsen will be project supervisor together with Søren Rahn Christensen who is Clinical Pharmacology Scientist at H. Lundbeck A/S.

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NRU funding from EU JPND research

Congratulations to Gitte Moos Knudsen and Matthias Herth who have been part of a successful proposal for the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND research) entitled "Framework for Innovative Multi-tracer molecular Brain Imaging (IMBI) to enable multi-centre trials and image evaluation in (early) neurodegenerative diseases". The proposal has received 49.900 € in funding for establishing an international working group with key experts from the field of PET imaging in neurodegenerative diseases (ND) with the aims:

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Travel support for NRU congress participation

Congratulations to Vincent, Sofi, Louise, Ling and Hanne for receiving travel support from 'Rigshospitalets Jubilæumsfond' for their participation at the NRM2016 in Boston, Vibeke for the ECNP2016 in Vienna, Patrick for OHBM2016 in Geneva and Liv for SLTBR2016 in New York. Gerda received funding from both Jubilæumsfonden and the Lundbeck Foundation for her participation at the SNMMI in San Diego.