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


  • 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.

  • tobiaskaufmann Brain aging in common brain disorders Sep. 26, 2019 12:59 PM

    In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT reported that several psychiatric and neurological disorders are associated with an apparent aging of the brain.


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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