MHeNs performs research with a mission to speed up societal advancement, to promote and improve health and prevent illness. Not just on our own but together with researchers from diverse disciplines and with interfaculty, regional, national and international cross-connected researchers. In addition, we maintain a close collaboration with patients, their doctors and care providers and specific related interest groups, all of which are equally important. Our ultimate aim is to improve understanding of and care for disorders of the nervous system in the broadest sense, which includes diseases of the sensory pathways and all aspects of mental health.
Our research interests comprise both common disease, such as dementia or stroke, and rarer diseases, for example neurogenetic disorders. We follow a translational agenda by always considering the relevance of new research findings for improved mechanistic understanding, diagnosis and treatment.
We use advanced techniques of neuroscience, genetics, psychology and epidemiology to obtain an integrated understanding of the mechanisms, course and treatments for diseases of the nervous system. Such advanced techniques- which included novel imaging, monitoring and neuromodulation developments - enable us to move forward, and to push boundaries, make new discoveries and introduce innovative solutions.
With the knowledge acquired today, we can continue to move forward working towards a better future for the patients of today and tomorrow.