NAD Network

Connecting Danish neuroscience. Neuroscience Academy Denmark aims to facilitate collaboration and networking within the Danish neuroscience community.

One of the main aims of Neuroscience Academy Denmark is to facilitate collaboration and networking between neuroscience research groups in Denmark. In collaboration with the Danish neuroscience community, NAD has established seven thematic Research Columns in an effort to make it easier to navigate and make connections within a diverse scientific community.

NAD also organises symposia, courses and other events and offers interactive networking opportunities.

NAD Research Columns

The NAD Research Columns have been established to provide an overview of Danish neuroscience, making it easier to navigate and find collaborators within the community. Read more about the individual Research Columns and view column members below.

Neuroinflammation and Neuron-Glia Interactions

Neuroinflammation is a rapidly expanding field that has revolutionized our understanding of acute and chronic neurological diseases and is currently considered a prime target for the development of new therapies. Neuroinflammation is the response of reactive CNS components to altered homeostasis, regardless of the cause to be endogenous or exogenous.

Brain States and Brain-Body Interactions

Now more than ever, there is a lot of fascinating science happening in neuroscience demonstrating how important the internal state of the body is for brain function and vice versa. It has become clear that the link between the brain and body plays a vital role for both physical and mental health.

Brain Vasculature and Barriers

The vasculature maintains tissue microenvironments that are essential for the function and survival of cells throughout the nervous system. Accordingly, local nervous system blood flow is regulated to maintain tissue oxygenation and meet changing metabolic demands.

Neurodegenerative Diseases

This column will offer PhD students the opportunity to pursue research within memory processes and the most frequent neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and α-synucleinopathies, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and multiple systems atrophy.

Mood and Reward

Mood disorders and alcohol-/ substance use disorders are common and debilitating heterogeneous conditions associated with structural and functional abnormalities in reward-related brain structures such as the caudate-putamen, amygdala, prefrontal cortex, and hippocampus.

Motor and Pain

Movement and its finely tuned control are at the center of all behaviors. The neuronal circuits controlling movement are found throughout the nervous system. Many brain diseases lead to impairment of motor function, and motor circuits are subject to plasticity and learning. Studies of motor circuits are therefore central to understanding brain function and the target for rehabilitation.


Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) typically present during childhood and can include difficulties with language and speech, motor skills, behavior, social functioning, and learning, and they may include seizures/epilepsy. NDDs encompass disturbances of the early development of the nervous system before or around the time of birth, as well as deviant patterns of brain maturation during childhood and adolescence.

NAD Connect

NAD Connect is NAD’s interactive networking platform for neuroscientists based in Denmark. The platform is open to all NAD members.

On NAD Connect, you can…

  • Get a searchable and interactive overview of neuroscience research in Denmark
  • Advertise and view events within the Danish neuroscience community
  • Connect with other scientists with similar research interests


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Become a member

All interested active researchers working in neuroscience and related areas based in Denmark are invited to join Neuroscience Academy Denmark.

Join NAD to…

  • Receive NAD PhD fellows (applies to PhD supervisors only)
  • Participate in NAD PhD training programme activities
  • Receive the NAD newsletter
  • Receive invitations to courses, symposia and other events organised by NAD
  • Become part of a national and international research community
  • Get access to our interactive networking platform NAD Connect