Danish Pain Research Center

The Danish Pain Research Center is a research unit affiliated with the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University and the Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital. The centre was founded in 1994 with the aim to study chronic pain, in particular neuropathic pain. The mission of the center is to understand the mechanisms of neuropathic pain to improve treatment. The centre is funded by private and EU funds.

The research attempts to bridge the gap between pain physiology, experimental and clinical pain research and takes place in an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers and clinicians in national and international research networks, currently DOLORisk (http://www.dolorisk.eu/) and PainCare (www.imi-paincare.eu) and the International Diabetic Neuropathy Consortium (IDNC) (www.idnc.au.dk).

The research group consists of two professors, a number of senior researchers and PhD students, study nurses and lab technicians who are trained in a wide range of methods from pharmacology, neurophysiology, fMR imaging, experimental pain models and quantitative sensory testing to clinical observations, and the centre has the equipment and resources required to perform clinical trials according to Good Clinical Practice.

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Visiting address

Danish Pain Research Center
Aarhus University Hospital
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 165
DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark



Centre director
Nanna Brix Finnerup
E-mail: finnerup@clin.au.dk
Tel: +45 7846 3382

Irene Breinholt
E-mail: irene.breinholt@clin.au.dk
Tel: +45 7846 3380