BrainStem - Stem Cell Center of Excellence in Neurology

Advanced stem cell technologies will be used to re-program skin cells from patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases to diseased neurons. The researchers will thus have a close look at the molecular mechanisms behind neudegenerative diseases. The hope is that these diseased cells can be used to develop better diagnostics and to test new drugs.

Innovation Fund Denmark has granted 24 million DKK to BrainStem – Stem Cell Center of Excellence in Neurology - which will do research in neurodegenerative diseases over a 6 year period - from 2015 until 2020. The coordinator of the project is Professor Poul Hyttel, University of Copenhagen with the primary locations of activity being University of Copenhagen, Lund University, Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University, Bioneer, Lundbeck A/S, Innovative Concepts in Drug Development.