The Strategic Research Area Neuroscience (StratNeuro)
The strategic research area neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and KTH has the mission to integrate clinical and basic research and to foster a new generation of leaders and scientists in translational neuroscience.
News and activities
Coming up on the StratNeuro Lunch Seminar series!
Welcome to our next seminar in the series on Monday 6 February 2023, on the topic "Sensory maps in visual cortex and superior colliculus". Speaker is Jens Kremkov, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Neuroscience Research Center and Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany.
You can also follow our announcements and events on twitter @Stratneuro.
StratNeuro Retreat 2023, 29-30 May 2023 - Save the date!
The StratNeuro retreat is our annual meeting targeted to our neuroscience community at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Umeå University (UMU) and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Our aim is to cover a broad range of neuroscience topics from the different departments and institutions in the StratNeuro constellation.
Contribute to StratNeuro with your ideas
We are developing a strategy to strengthen groundbreaking research at KI in line with Strategy 2030 as well as new initiatives in education, networking, and outreach. We wish, in this process, to receive valuable input from the KI community.
Welcome to submit your suggestions!
In our monthly newsletter, you can stay informed about the main StratNeuro announcements and events.
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KI's Research within Neuroscience
Cellular / Molecular
We study how neurons control their excitable behaviour, how they receive and process incoming information, and how they communicate with other neurons via synapses.
Cognition / Behaviour / Psychology
We study complex mechanisms underlying cognition and behaviour.
Development / Stem Cells / Repair
We study how neurons are generated from progenitor cells, how they divide, survive, and adopt specific identities, and migrate to sites where they are incorporated into neuronal circuits.
Motor behaviour is the overt expression of the brain's activity. Motor circuits are precisely assembled and function in a delicate manner to produce the sequential activity of muscles underlying a defined behaviour.
Neurodegeneration is the overarching term for conditions with progressive loss of function and eventually death of neurons participating in motor, sensory or cognitive functions.
Neurodevelopmental disorders refer to conditions of impaired cognitive and motor functions stemming from an atypical development of the brain.
Neurogenetics / Epidemiology
By studying the genetic architecture of diseases affecting the brain and spinal cord it is possible to reveal biological pathways involved in disease etiology.
Neuroinflammatory disorders are conditions where immune responses damage components of the nervous system.
Neurotrauma / Neurosurgery / Neurovascular
Surgical interventions for conditions such as neurotrauma, brain tumours and vascular disorders are constantly being refined by scientists in this field.
Psychiatry / Neuropharmacology
Research in psychiatry concerns conditions such as addiction, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety, personality disorders and suicidal behaviour.
Information about the outside world reaches the brain as for example visual, auditory, olfactory, and mechanoreceptive stimuli.
2023 StratNeuro Bridging Grant at the consolidator level
The StratNeuro Bridging Grant at the consolidator level is a funding initiative where StratNeuro awards up to two consolidator level grants to support outstanding researchers in the field of neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. The StratNeuro Bridging Grant provides two-year funding at the consolidator level, SEK 2 400 000 in total.
StratNeuro aims to support researchers in the Neuroscience area, and provides funding via a number of initiatives.
Conference Grants 2023
StratNeuro hereby announces funding to support the organisation of research conferences and workshops within the field of neuroscience in 2023.