Members of the Department participate in a wide range of scientific networks and consortia in many important areas of neuroscience. The EU flagship Human Brain Project is co-led by Professor Sten Grillner to conduct neuroscientific research into simulating and understanding the human brain. This project, led by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, engages some 80 European and international research institutes (www.humanbrainproject.eu). Our Department will coordinate work that relates to gathering and organization of knowledge about the brain into a database to make the information available to this and future research projects.
The Linnaeus Center in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine (DBRM; www.dbrm.se), funded by the Swedish Research Council, supports research in the fields of developmental biology, stem cell research, and neurobiology, areas that are cornerstones for regenerative medicine. Faculty members from our Department are Lennart Brodin, Ola Hermanson, Carlos F. Ibáñez, and Oleg Shupliakov.
Swedish Brain Power (Lars Olson) and Stockholm Brain Institute (e.g. Torkel Klingberg and Fredrik Ullén) are two strategic networks where several members of our Department play active and leading roles.
In the network Swedish Brain Power, funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, many of the most prominent Swedish researchers in this field work together to improve the situation for patients with neurodegenerative diseases (swedishbrainpower.se). Stockholm Brain Institute is a consortium for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience funded by VINNOVA and SFF, joining three leading Swedish universities: Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the endeavour to enhance the understanding of higher brain functions (stockholmbrain.se).