About the Research Laboratory

The Research Laboratory for Stereology and Neuroscience consists of a neurostereological unit, a molecular biology unit and the Bispebjerg Hospital Brain Bank. In combination, the laboratory embraces a broad range of expertise within the research of brain structure and function. 

​The world's leading ​​in neurostereology

The Research Laboratory for Stereology and Neuroscience is the world's leading in neurostereology and has published more than 100 scientific articles within this research disciplin. In addition, the laboratory consists of a molecular biology unit and the Bispebjerg Brain Bank. In combination, the laboratory investigates the relationship between structure and function in the brain, with a particular focus on:

  • Comparative neurology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's Disease, MSA, Alzheimer's)
  • Neuropsychiatric diseases (Scizophrenia, Depression)
  • Brain maturation and aging

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Facilities and expertise at the laboratory

​​Bispebjerg Hospital Brain Bank - 1700 collected brains with accompanying medical records; important volume sample of normal brains and fetal brain material.

Histology and microscopy - Broad expertise with human brain processing, all-round histological stainings and neuroanatomical resolution.

Molecular biology - Expertise within mRNA quantification and single-point-mutations (SNPs) identification; detection of protein forms and modifications and protein level quantification. Know-how in cell culturing and gene transfection techniques.

Immunohistochemistry and in situ-hybridization - Broad expertise with enzymatic precipitation, immunofluorescence and FISH detection procedures.

Receptor studies - Expertise in receptor characterisation: autoradiograph binding.​

Future animal housing - Facility for N-lab and Department of Neurology.

Organisation and Collaboration

The Research Laboratory for Stereology and Neuroscience is a smaller department under the Department of Neurology at Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg Hospital.

​The laboratory collaborates with other research groups both internally at the Department of Neurology as well as nationally and internationally:

National collaborators

The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, the Faculty of Health and Science, University of Copenhagen.

The Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry, Rigshospitalet and Panuminstituttet, University of Copenhagen.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit, Aarhus University.

Industrial collaborators: Lundbeck A/S and Visiopharm Hørsholm Denmark.

International collaborators

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development, NIH, Baltimore.

Division of Medical and Radiological Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh (Prof. N. Roberts).

Department of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Almeria, Spain.

Neurobiological and Genetic Basis of Mental and Neurological Diseases Group, Institute of Neuroscience, Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health, Richmond (Javier Gonzalez-Maeso).

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.


Permanent staff: 1 head of laboratory, 1 section head, 1 senior research fellow, ​1½ bio analysts and 1 part-time secretary.

Externally funded staff: 3 post docs, 1 PhD-student, 1 research assistant and 2 part-time laboratory assistants.

In addition we have currently 4 master students writing their thesis at the lab.​

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