About the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology – University of Copenhagen

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About the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology is the first department of Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen, and the creation of the department reflects the global interest in research in neuroscience.

The Department was created in connection with organizational restructuring at the Faculty of Health Sciences on the 1st of January, 2007, and the Department consists of research groups from almost all previous departments at the Faculty.

The Department is situated at a number of buildings at the Panum Institute (Blegdamsvej 3, DK-2200 Copenhagen N). Parts of the Laboratory of Neural Plasticity are situated at the Symbion Science Park (Fruebjergvej 3, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø). The research group Copenhagen Neural Control of Movement from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the Faculty of Science is situated within the Department.

There are 7 laboratories, 2 clusters, and 1 research school affiliated the Department.

Department Goal

The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology has an overall objective to obtain new knowledge on the functions of the nervous system and the effects of medicines, as well as instruction in these areas of research.

Communication

The Department's research is disseminated through international scientific publications, through research-based instruction, and through direct dialogue and cooperation with community hospitals, industry, and the greater community.