Coronavirus: We have now closed the NORMENT facilities and people are working from home, in line with the instructions from the health authorities. All participant assessments are currently halted, but we are available on e-mail.

Research topics


Disclose the complete genetic architecture of psychotic disorders and determine their functional impact

Brain Imaging

Identify novel brain imaging phenotypes linking genes and clinical phenotypes in a longitudinal setting

Outcome Prediction

Use genetic, environmental and clinical factors to predict disease progress and outcome

Clinical Intervention

Translate pathophysiological discoveries into clinical and pharmacological interventions


  • cortex-science-2020 Worldwide study unlocks genetic secrets of the grey matter Apr. 8, 2020 12:18 PM

    A major international collaboration study with contribution from NORMENT researchers has produced the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, identifying more than 300 genetic variants that influence the structure of the key brain region. The results were recently published in the prestigious journal Science.

  • bahrami-steen Genetic overlap between body weight and mental disorders Jan. 13, 2020 10:21 AM

    In a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from NORMENT discovered a number of genetic variants that are linked to both body weight and severe mental illness.


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