About iPSYCH

The organisation and people behind the project

iPSYCH is studying five specific mental disorders; autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. All disorders are associated with major human and societal costs all over the world. The iPSYCH project will study these disorders from many different angles, ranging from genes and cells to population studies, from fetus to adult, from cause to symptoms of the disorder, and this knowledge will be combined in new ways across scientific fields.

The main goals are to identify the causes of these disorders by studying the genetic and environmental factors and thereby find new targets for treatment. The perspective is to offer better and more personalized treatment, providing a better life for each individual patient with the disorder - and perhaps even ways to prevent the development of the disorder in some cases.

"The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research"- iPSYCH - has funded the iPSYCH project by three funding periods, each three-year: in 2012, with at that time a record-breaking grant for psychiatric research in Denmark, with DKK 121m, in 2015 with a new funding of DKK 120m and in 2018 with another three-year funding of DKK 120m. A total nine-year funding of DKK 361m. 

PIs in iPSYCH

From left: Anders Børglum, Ole Mors, David Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen, Merete Nordentoft & Thomas Werge
From left: Anders Børglum, Ole Mors, David Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen, Merete Nordentoft & Thomas Werge