NeSys is a computational neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, and neuroinformatics laboratory. We aim at developing and implementing new technologies for analysis of brain architecture, connectivity, and gene and molecular distribution at the level of regions and whole brain.
About the laboratory
The NeSys laboratory has three divisions:
- The Experimental Neuroanatomy division, headed by Associate Professor Trygve B. Leergaard, applies experimental histological techniques to map system level neural connections in the brain, characterize morphological changes in rodent models of neurodegenerative disease, and investigate histological correlates of neuroimaging measurements.
- The Small Animal PET division, headed by Senior Researcher Frode Willoch, specializes in pain research, in particular opioid receptor binding studies.
- The Neuroinformatics division, headed by Professor Jan Bjaalie, develops tools for 3-D visualization and analysis including brain atlases, database applications for management of microscopy and imaging data, and large scale infrastuctures for sharing of tools and data.