Disorders of the brain and nervous system represent great burdens to human health. We explore how these disorders affect the brain and nervous system. We also investigate how the healthy brain works including the mechanisms behind emotions, memory and learning.
Our interdisciplinary research spans the entire translational pathway from basic science to clinical and epidemiological research. We aim to understand the development of neurological and mental disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, chronic pain, schizophrenia and ADHD, in order to identify strategies for cure and management.
We are more than 300 researchers and PhD Students who collaborate closely with clinicians, and researchers from a wide range of fields as well as partners from the medico-technical and pharmaceutical industry.
“As early signs of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are rare in the general population, longitudinal studies of enriched samples such as children with familial risk of these disorders can provide unique insights into disease processes."
“Psychiatry actually has many effective treatments, but we often lack the resources to use them efficiently, which is a clear motivation to optimize treatment regimens.”