Welcome at the United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock (UNC)

Crossing boundaries, where things become exciting

The United Neuroscience Campus (UNC) is a virtual campus beyond the Lund (Sweden) and Rostock (Germany) locations on key neuroscience topics. The UNC is a scientific platform to come together, to exchange expertise and ideas and to develop new treatments and preventions in neurodegenerative diseases.

Lund and Rostock establish the Neuroscience Campus

May 2022

Based on more than 15 years of joint individual projects in the field of neurology and clinical memory research, the research area neurosciences of the University Medical Center Rostock (Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock, CTNR) together with the research area "Multidisciplinary research focused on Parkinson's disease" (MultiPark) of the Faculty of Medicine of the Lund University (Sweden) developed the joint concept for a "United Neuroscience Campus Lund-Rostock" (UNC). Within the UNC, the research field is expanded to include general research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's diseases, Parkinson's diseases and stroke. The overarching strategic goals of the initiative are the support of young scientists through exchange programs, internationalization, increasing the visibility of the neuroscientific community and the encouragement of international research cooperation and publications at both locations.

On May 5, 2022, after more than a year of working together on the UNC concept using virtual meetings, the first personal visit to Lund took place. Welcomed with a city tour through the attractive student city of Lund, representatives of both locations then presented the existing organizational and research infrastructures as well as exchange, training and funding programs. On the following day, strategic issues, measures and necessities for the initiation and long-term implementation of the United Neuroscience Campus were explained. The first agreed activities within the UNC include the use of ERASMUS modules (staff mobility, traineeship), the co-supervision of doctoral projects, the mutual announcement and invitation to scientific courses and a scientific conference next autumn in Rostock.

At the end of the two-day visit, the Vice Dean for Budget, Planning and Structure of the University Medical Center Rostock, Prof. Bernd Krause, and the Vice Dean for Internationalization and Recruitment of the Medical Faculty of the University of Lund, Prof. David Gisselsson Nord, as well as the Principal Investigators of the UNC, Prof. Alexander Storch (Neurology, Rostock) and Prof. Per Odin (Neurology, Lund) signed a “Memorandum of Understanding”. This agreement seals the future cooperation between the two locations in the field of neuroscience and sets the starting point for future exciting joint projects and exchange programs that promote young talent within the United Neuroscience Campus Lund-Rostock.

Successful 1st Virtual Neuroscience Workshop Lund – Rostock

October 2021

The initiative of a United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock (UNC) was starting with the first virtual scientific workshop on “Key questions and methods in the field of neurodegenerative diseases in Lund and Rostock”, on October 20, 2021, 2 pm – 7 pm.

The goals were to get in contact with researchers from Rostock and Lund, to present and get to know the scientific key questions and methods of both scientific locations. The information will lay the basis for future collaborations and projects.

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Lund, Prof. Kristina Åkesson and the Dean of the University Medical Centre Rostock, Prof. Emil Reisinger welcomed the participants. The project leader Prof. Alexander Storch (CTNR Speaker) and Prof. Per Odin (Neurology Lund) introduced the initiative. The workshop programme consisted of experimental and clinical key speakers who presented their scientific questions in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. 62 participants from both countries took part online, with six lectures from Rostock and eight from Lund.

Programme and Abstracts

MASTER THESIS PROJECTS at Lund University Medical Faculty

June 2021

The United Neuroscience Campus (UNC) Lund – Rostock starts with a connection between the CTNR (Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock) and the MultiPark (Multidisciplinary research focused on Parkinson´s disease).

The overarching strategic goals of the United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock initiative are the promotion of young researchers, internationalisation, increasing the visibility of the community, and stimulating international collaborative research projects and publications. The planned measures are student/doctoral exchange programmes, bilateral events and special supports.

Prof. Angela Cenci Nilsson (Lund) is now kick-starting the Lund-Rostock exchange already from this autumn by the offer to host some master students from Rostock in the field of neuropharmacology and neuroscience.

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