DANDRITE - Danish EMBL node

(Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience)

  • The Danish Node of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)     

The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) focuses 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 discover and spin-out activities will be encouraged.

DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, and was established by the Lundbeck Foundation and Aarhus University in 2013 and performs basic and translational research in brain and the nervous system.

In accordance with the EMBL tradition, DANDRITE has recruited five group leaders from across the globe to establishing 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 Danish research community through associate research programs.

We are 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.

Research Focus

  • Membrane transport processes
  • Biomembrane structure
  • Neuronal development and signaling
  • Trans-synaptic communication
  • Cellular sorting/Traficking
  • Neurodegenerative disorders


  • Electron Microscopy
  • Animal modeling
  • Mouse behaviour
  • Human embryonic stem cells
  • Electrophysiology

DANDRITE Group Leaders

DANDRITE Team Leaders

DANDRITE Management