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 Tuesday 5 December 2023, on the topic "Functional variation in the human genome: Lessons from the transcriptome". Speaker is Tuuli Lappalainen, KTH School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health.
You can also follow our announcements and events on twitter @Stratneuro.
StratNeuro Retreat 2024
Mark your calendars and save the dates for the StratNeuro Retreat 2024!
3 June 2024: Exclusively for a limited number of PhD students
4-5 June 2024: Main retreat
In our monthly newsletter, you can stay informed about the main StratNeuro announcements and events.
Email us at StratNeuro@ki.se to subscribe to our newsletter. You can also follow our announcements and events on twitter @Stratneuro.
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!
StratNeuro funding for 2024 Collaborative Neuroscience Projects
StratNeuro awards a total of 15 MSEK to support Collaborative Neuroscience Projects. StratNeuro received 35 letters of intent for the Collaborative Neuroscience Projects and after an internal review, the StratNeuro Board selected the top proposals (approximately 1/3), which were then invited to submit full proposals for a second round of evaluation by an external review panel.
Stratneuro announces grants for Visiting Scholars - StratNeuro Call 2023
The StratNeuro Visiting Scholars funding aims to attract outstanding scholars from non-Swedish universities for short-term visits (1-6 months long). This call aims to support new international collaborations and scientific exchange within the Karolinska Institutet Neuroscience community. We encourage applications for Visiting Scholars from our NeurotechEU partner universities. For the Visiting Scholar this is an opportunity to engage with neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institutet.
Stratneuro announces grants for New Technologies
New technologies open new possibilities for groundbreaking research. StratNeuro aims to support the development and dissemination of new technologies and therefore announces a new funding call.
StratNeuro aims to support researchers in the Neuroscience area, and provides funding via a number of initiatives.
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.