Section for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience – University of Copenhagen

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Section for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

The overarching goal of our research is to develop new strategies for treating brain disorders, such as Parkinsons’ disease, stroke, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, autism and addiction, through improved insights into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the underlying disease biology. To address this goal, we target our research towards understanding signaling processes in the nervous system at all levels of organization from the molecular and cellular level up to the systems level, and how these processes are altered in brain diseases and how they can be affected by drugs. We have a major interest in synaptic biology with focus on neurotransmitter release mechanisms, neuronal plasticity and integration synaptic signals, as well as on the molecular, cellular and physiological function of neurotransmitter transporter and receptors. Moreover, we have strong interest in neuronal networks, the interplay between neurons and astrocytes, and the role of metabolism and blood flow in brain function.

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The section consists of thirteen research laboratories: