TNU - Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit

About TNU

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Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit (TNU) is part of Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University and is located at Aarhus University Hospital Risskov.

TNU carries out translational neuropsychiatric research, particularly focusing on human and animal experimental studies. TNU furthermore provides an interdisciplinary collaborative research environment ensuring fruitful research interaction with the clinical psychiatric research departments in Risskov and bridging from basic neurobiological science to clinically oriented investigation of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Our overall goal is to understand the brain neurobiology and to facilitate development of new therapeutics, particularly targeting mood and psychotic disorders.

A major research resource in TNU is the world’s probably largest brain collection comprising brains from patients diagnosed with a wide range of different psychiatric disorders.

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Research Focus

  • Neurobiology in mental health disorders
  • Biomarkers
  • Animal models
  • Disease modelling
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Neurotransmission
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Protein interactions


  • Behavioural models of mental health disorders
  • Genetically modified animals
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Microdialysis
  • Rodent EEG
  • ELISA/Luminex
  • uHPLC (amino acids, neurotransmitters)
  • RT qPCR
  • Western Blotting
  • Stereological light microscopy with NEWcast
  • Laser capture micro dissection
  • Cellular cloning
  • Organotypic hippocampal cell cultures
  • Electro Convulsive stimulation (animals)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (animals)


Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit
Department of Clinical Medicine
Skovagervej 2
8240 Risskov


TNU management
Professor Gregers Wegener
Phone: +45 7847 1112


Chief administrative officer Dorthe Eggertsen
Phone: +45 7847 1101


Phone: +45 7847 1100

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