Research topics


Identify rare genetic variants or expression variation to reveal “missing heritability”.

Brain Imaging

Determine new brain imaging phenotypes linking genes and core clinical phenotypes.

Antipsychotic Medication

Define new targets to optimize the ratio of beneficial vs. adverse effects of antipsychotics.

Outcome Predictors

Using genetic and environmental factors to estimate illness course and outcome.


  • lars-westlye-early-career-award-ous-080618 Prize for outstanding research to Lars Tjelta Westlye June 12, 2018 10:56 AM

    Lars Tjelta Westlye, group leader and coming core researcher at NORMENT, has received the Early Career Award from Oslo University Hospital.

  • torgeir-moberget-fulbright Fulbright prize awarded to Torgeir Moberget June 11, 2018 11:23 AM

    Torgeir Moberget, postdoctoral fellow at NORMENT, has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2018 from the Fulbright Norway Foundation for his article on the role of the cerebellum in schizophrenia.


NORMENT is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Our main goal is to find answers to why some people develop severe mental illness.

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