MIND Centre

About MIND

The Lundbeck Foundation Research Centre MIND is a well-established neuroscience research-center at the University of Aarhus. The center was founded on November 1st 2005 by groups at the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science and Technology in Aarhus, and is sponsored by a major grant from The Lundbeck Foundation. MIND is dedicated to multidisciplinary basic research in the molecular function and physio­logical role of the Vps10p-domain receptors also called the sortilins.

MIND combines state-of-the art techniques in recombinant protein expression (mammalian cells, Leishmania, viral expression systems), crystallography, biochemistry, cell and neurobiology, genetics, electro-physiology, transgenic animal models, imaging and PET scanning with the aim to characterize the role of the sortilins in health and disease.

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Research Focus

  • Neuronal development and signaling
  • Trans-synaptic communication
  • Cellular sorting/Traficking
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Genetics


  • Electron Microscopy
  • Animal Modeling
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal models of acute and chronic pain
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • In utero electroporation
  • Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)
  • Microscale Thermophoresis (MST)
  • Surface plasmon resonance (Biacore)
  • Macromolecular Crystallography
  • Clarity and stereotactic procedures???


Director Anders Nykjær
Department of Biomedicine
Aarhus University
Ole Worms Allé 3
8000 Aarhus C

Email: an@biomed.au.dk

MIND Centre Secretary Marianne Rasmussen
Department of Biomedicine
Aarhus University
Ole Worms Allé 3
8000 Aarhus C

Email: mr@biomed.au.dk

Group Leaders at MIND

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