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About iPSYCH

The organisation and people behind the project

"The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research"- iPSYCH - has received its second major grant from the Lundbeck Foundation - DKK 120 million - for a new 3-year period starting from 1 March 2015. This means that a number of leading researchers working within the field of psychiatry in Denmark, and their national and international collaborators, can continue their research in this field.

In 2012, iPSYCH received, at that time, the largest grant ever for psychiatric research in Denmark - DKK 121 million for a three year period starting 1 March 2012.

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.

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
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