The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. DANDRITE was established by the Lundbeck Foundation and Aarhus University in 2013 and performs basic and translational research in brain and the nervous system.
DANDRITE is an interdisciplinary research centre affiliated with two faculties at Aarhus University, the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science and Technology. The centre has ties to Aarhus University Hospital.
The director of DANDRITE is Professor Poul Nissen, who together with Professor Anders Nykjær and Professor Poul Henning Jensen represents the core research groups. In accordance with the EMBL tradition, DANDRITE will recruit five group leaders from across the globe to establish a thriving, cutting-edge research environment that brings in a unique range of neuroscience research ideas and methodologies. DANDRITE also hosts visiting scientists and collaborates with the to the Danish research community through associate research programs.
The focus of DANDRITE research will be on molecular mechanisms that explain physiological manifestations of cellular communication networks in brain circuitries, and how these are affected in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, translational research aiming for new strategies in diagnostic and clinical practice, drug discovery and spin-out activities will be encouraged. For further information, see Research aims & groups.
The main features of DANDRITE are:
The Nordic European Molecular Biology Laboratories Partnership for Molecular Medicine was established in 2007 with partner nodes in Sweden, Finland and Norway, each with their own academic focus and independent research profile. Opened in 2013, the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) joins the Nordic EMBL Partnership. The partnership facilitates scientific collaboration and access to scientific infrastructure, including databases, facilities and instrumentation, as well as services and training activities provided by the partners.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine (NCMM)
Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM)
The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE)