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*Includes publications from Group Leaders, Team Leaders, Core Group Leaders, and relevant articles from Affiliated Researchers
*External Grants attracted by DANDRITE EMBL GL and their labs from 2013-2022 (not including DANDRITE Core funding)

"The aim was to establish new research areas at Aarhus University with significant meaning to the neuroscientific field and to recruit excellent young research talents who could expand the boundaries of what we know and how we perform science. After 10 years, we have far exceeded our ambitions"

Poul Nissen, Professor and director of DANDRITE

"The DANDRITE cutting-edge research approach has resulted in several significant discoveries in molecular and systems neuroscience such as synaptic function and plasticity, memory associated proteins, memory formation, the molecular basis of decision making as well as in human pluripotent stem cells.  Overall, the initiative seems to be achieving its goals of advancing our basic understanding of the brain's inner workings, which in turn can aid in developing new treatments for neurological disorders".

Jens Christian Hedemann Sørensen, Clinical Professor and Chair of Executive Board

"DANDRITE has brought competitive international recruitment of young faculty to Denmark, and already in its very short history has served as a springboard for Danish institutions to hire outstanding mid-level neuroscience faculty."  

Cornelius Gross, Professor in Neurobiology, and Interim Head of EMBL Rome

"Creating a new research group requires resources, and ambitious stem cell projects take many years to develop. The DANDRITE EMBL model was instrumental in providing me with the time and support to fulfill my research goals. Looking back it has been a long 9-year project, but I am very happy about the results."

Mark Denham, Group Leader 2013-2024

"Unique and significant achievements in the integration of structural biology and neuroscience, discovery of new neuronal functions of the sortilin protein family, initiation of synaptic plasticity research and exciting work on the mechanism of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases are just a few highlights of the success. Continuing these directions and strengthening links of your outstanding molecular neuroscience with clinical research would allow to benefit from unique Danish patient databanks in developing new treatments".  

Mart Saarma, Professor in Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, and former Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board

"With its EMBL-style international research structure, DANDRITE has been a game changer and trail blazer for Neuroscience research in Denmark and wider Scandinavia."

Ruediger Klein, Professor in Neurobiology and Director at Max Planck Institute  

“10 years have passed, and throughout this time we at the Lundbeck Foundation have followed and supported DANDRITE with great interest and seen how it has developed. I would particularly like to point to DANDRITE’s anchoring in the EMBL network as an international quality mark that strengthens visibility and increases the recruitment of research talents at AU. Congratulations on the anniversary”

Jan Egebjerg, Senior Vice President and Head of Science, SVP Grants & Prizes, Lundbeck Foundation

“With DANDRITE Aarhus University is consolidating its position in the Neuroscience research community and they emerge as the university that will be mentioned first if someone asks where the best researchers in the field are located in Denmark. I expect that it will become even more clear in the next 10 years because the first group leaders have established themselves and new exciting people have joined.”

Karina Fog, Senior Director, Protein Aggregation, Folding and ,Clearance, Neuroscience, Lundbeck 

“As a whole, DANDRITE has been exceptionally productive with experimental papers in major scientific journals and regular attendance at international meetings.  It is ambitious and has created an excellent framework for realising its ambitions. It is now one of the leading groups in Denmark”.

Richard Morris, Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh and Chairman of the Brain Prize