Alexander Storch

Professor, Head of Department, Neurology
University Medicine Rostock, Germany

Deputy Speaker

Per Odin

Professor, Head of office, Neurology
Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden


Board Members

Angela Cenci-Nilsson

Professor, Experimental Medical Science
Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden



Angela Kuhla

Professor, Experimental Surgery 
University Medicine Rostock, Germany

Kevin Peikert

Medical Doctor/ Postdoctoral Researcher, Neurology
University Medicine Rostock, Germany

The Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR) of the University Medical Centre Rostock at the University of Rostock and the Strategic Research Area "Multidisciplinary research focused on Parkinson's disease" (MultiPark) at the Lund University initiated the United Neuroscience Campus (UNC) Lund - Rostock.

The idea is the institutional networking of two internationally excellent neuroscientific locations with a large translational focus in order to establish a virtual campus beyond the Lund and Rostock locations on key neuroscience topics. The overal goal is to increase the scientific excellence through:

  • formal international cooperation beyond borders and standards
  • bilateral mobility and teaching programs for staff and young scientists
  • innovative collaborative projects
  • the use of novel synergy effects

The overarching strategic goals of the UNC are:

  • the promotion of young researchers
  • internationalization
  • increasing the visibility of the community
  • stimulating international collaborative research projects and publications

The added values of the UNC, which strongly demands and promotes international relations, lies in the:

  • increase of critical mass for new interdisciplinary and innovative collaborative proposals to create better starting conditions for national highly competitive procedures
  • increased number of host institutions for research stays of young scientists
  • promotion of opportunities for scientific and staff mobility
  • additional range of modules in the qualification, training and continuing education programs of the respective locations

The United Neuroscience Campus was founded on the basis of a formal cooperation (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR) and the partner institutions of the Swedish Lund University. Scientific relationships already exist between partners on both sides, e.g. in neurology and clinical memory research. The future cooperation in the United Neuroscience Campus has already been mutually declared.

The United Neuroscience Campus is organisationally managed by an international UNC Board consisting of representatives of the respective collaborations and is supported and administered by UNC Coordinators. The leadership is provided alternately from both locations by election. UNC bylaws serve as the formal basis of the UNC Board and Members Assembly.

Lund and Rostock establish the Neuroscience Campus

On 6th May 2022, the UNC was founded by signing the "Meomorandum of Understanding" as an agreement between both Medical Faculties.

1st Virtual Neuroscience Workshop Lund – Rostock

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. 62 participants from both countries took part online, with six lectures from Rostock and eight from Lund.