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Clusters and Networks

The Department houses the NeuroCluster and Copenhagen Gait Cluster. These Faculty of Health Sciences Clusters were established with Faculty funding in 2005 and intends to gather internal and external researchers in an array of cutting-edge areas.

Molecular Neurobiology of Aging Unit (MNA)
The size of the elderly population and the number of individuals afflicted by aging-related cognitive dysfunction is increasing rapidly in many developed countries. It has been estimated that by the year 2030, approximately 20% of the population over the age of 65 in Nordic countries and other developed countries will develop symptoms of neurocognitive dysfunction such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and subjective cognitive impairment (SCI). Care of these individuals has large social and financial costs and represents a large burden to patients, families and the medical system. Thus, improved diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic tools are needed to manage this population and their needs. Improved understanding of the causes and mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with these diseases is important to foster and facilitate such progress and reduce the anticipated burden of this health crisis in the 21st century. Click here to access the Cluster's homepage.

The NeuroCluster is an organization created to strengthen Neuroscientific research an post-graduate instruction at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The NeuroCluster has over 60 members, all of whom are Associate Professors or Professors, and which conduct basic scientific or clinical research. The resources administered by the NeuroCluster are used to support collaborative projects between at least two groups within the Cluster. The NeuroCluster is managed by Cluster Chair and Professor Jens C. Rekling, MD. Click here to access the NeuroCluster's homepage.

Danske Research Network
Danish Cerebrovascular Ion Channel Group (DANCIG)
International Research Network

FP6; Basic Research Center, Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism
FP6; Promemoria Consortium: From cell-cell recognition to memory formation. New strategies for the treatment of dysfunctional plasticity, learning and memory
Researcher Network, Nutriceptors: Nutritional and Environmental Nuclear Receptor Modulators: Transcriptional Pathways to Abnormal Development and Cancer
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)