Trygve Brauns Leergaard

Professor - Division of Anatomy
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Phone +47 22851052
Room L-169
Visiting address Dept. of Anatomy Domus Medica Gaustad Sognsvannsveien 9 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1105 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Neuroanatomy, brain connectivity mapping
  • Morphological phenotyping
  • Neuroinformatics and digital brain atlasing
  • Histological validation of neuroimaging methods

Courses taught

MEDSEM3A – macroscopic anatomy

IMB9345 – Neuroscience data integration through use of digital brain atlases


  • MD, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 1996
  • PhD, University of Oslo, Neuroscience, 2000

Work experience

  • 2006- : Deputy group leader, Neural Systems and Graphics Computing Laboratory, Experimental Division, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo
  • 2004- : Deputy associate professor, Department of anatomy, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo
  • 2002-2003: Research fellow, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 2001-2003: Postdoc fellow, Department of  Anatomy, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo

Positions held

  • Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics (2010-2011)
  • Member semester board (semesterutvalg) MEDSEM3A (2008- ), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
  • Member advisory board (programrådet), The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (2009- )
  • Key advisor for high throughput tissue processing unit at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo


  • Anders M. Dale, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • G. Allan Johnson, Center for In Vivo Microscopy, Duke University Medical Center, USA
  • Annemie Van der Linden, Bio-Imaging lab, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Stephan von Hörsten, Experimental Therapy, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
  • Jan Sijbers, Vision Lab, Department of Physics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Menno P. Witter, The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience & Centre for the Biology of Memory, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Tags: Brain and nervous system, Diagnostic imaging and intervention, Heart, Vasculature and lungs, Neuroanatomy, Cerebellum, Basal ganglia, Neurodegenerative disease models
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified Mar. 15, 2019 2:38 PM

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