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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


  • tobias-kaufmann Prize to Tobias Kaufmann for outstanding scientific paper June 4, 2020 7:00 PM

    Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the second half-year of 2019.

  • 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.


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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