Research Groups – University of Copenhagen

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 Research Groups

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Ulrik Gether lab

The overall purpose of our research is to achieve insight into molecular, cellular and genetic processes responsible for synaptic signal transmission and how these processes can be modulated by drugs.

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Ole Kiehn lab

Our lab addresses the organization of the neuronal networks that are linked to the ability to produce movements, the origin of most behaviors.

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Christian Krarup lab

We explore axon degeneration, regeneration, and ion-channel properties in humans and experimental animal models with hereditary peripheral neuropathy.

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Martin Lauritzen lab

Our research concentrates on the neural and astrocytic mechanisms of local vascular regulation. We investigate cerebral blood flow control and blood-brain barrier properties under normal physiological conditions. We also study aging, stroke, and fast calcium waves.

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Jens Bo Nielsen lab

The overall research interest of our group is to understand how the human brain and spinal cord initiate, plan, execute and optimize movements.

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Per Roland lab

We aim to understand how the dynamics of the communications by spiking and resulting membrane conductances drives the populations of neurons in the visual areas to reconstruct the visual scene or interpret sounds and sound sequences.

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Jakob Balslev Sørensen lab

The focus of our interest is the molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter release in central neurons and in neurosecretory cells.

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Associate Professors

Rune Berg lab

Our research takes a system-approach to understanding the central nervous system, with particular emphasis on motor control and the generation of movements.

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Ole Kjærulff lab

We study the molecular mechanisms of cellular communication in the nervous system, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as our primary experimental system.

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Claus Løland lab

Our research focuses on the structure-function relationship in neurotransmitter transporters. Specifically, how binding of ions and substrate couple to allosteric interactions network within the transporters, leading to the translocation of the ligand into the cell.

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Nanna MacAulay lab

Our focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying water and ion homeostasis in the mammalian brain under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

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Kenneth Madsen lab

Our research addresses fundamental aspects of basic pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, and neuropharmacology.

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Claire Meehan lab

We use normal and transgenic animal models to understand both normal motor function and dysfunction following injury or disease. 

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Jean-Francois Perrier lab

We are studying how the physiology of neurons and astrocytes contribute to brain functions.

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Martin Fredensborg Rath lab

We investigate cellular localization, development, regulation, and function of circadian rhythm generating centers in the brain

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Søren Rasmussen lab

Our research focuses on understanding the structural basis for the functional properties of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and neurotransmitter transporters.

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Jens Rekling lab

Our research is directed towards understanding how neurons in small assemblies interact to produce sensory and motor functions in the brain.

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Erik Simonsen lab

Our research focuses on human gait by use of biomechanical movement analysis combined with neurophysiological methods like the Hoffmann reflex.

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David Woldbye lab

We aim to develop viral vector-mediated gene therapeutic techniques as novel treatments for CNS disorders.

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Professor Emeritus

Albert Gjedde lab

We explore the rise and fall of human consciousness as functions of brain energy metabolism and neurotransmission during development, aging, and neurodegeneration.

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Jørn Hounsgaard lab

We use patch clamp recordings and 2 photon calcium imaging to investigate signaling in dendrites during functional network activity.

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