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The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology is the first department of Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen, and the creation of the department reflects the global interest in research in neuroscience.
The Department is spread out over several buildings at Panum Institute under the Faculty of Health Sciences (Blegdamsvej 3B, 22 Copenhagen N). The Institute of Eye Pathology is situated at Rigshospitalet (Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen Ø), the Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory is situated at the Nano-Science Center at H.C. Ørsteds Institut (Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen Ø), the Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry is situated at the Psychiatric Center at Rigshospitalet.
The Department was created in connection with organizational restructuring at the Faculty of Health Sciences on the 1st of January, 2007, and the Department consists of research groups from almost all previous departments at the Faculty.
The Anthropological Laboratory and two research groups from the Department of Exercise and Sport Science were previously in Building 33.3, which is presently occupied by the Department.
There are 10 laboratories, 2 clusters, and 1 research school affiliated the Department.
The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology has an overall objective to obtain new knowledge on the functions of the nervous system and the effects of medicines, as well as instruction in these areas of research.
The Department's research is disseminated through international scientific publications, through research-based instruction, and through direct dialogue and cooperation with community hospitals, industry, and the greater community.