Our 2021 Annual Report is now published.
The genes that influence the risk of developing schizophrenia appear to be the same genes that affect the thickness and size of the surface of the brain.
Professor Torbjørn Omland and Professor Ole Andreassen will lead the projects, which will be awarded up to NOK 25 million each through Fellesløft IV.
This lay summary is based on a paper by Gurholt et al (2021), published open access in Translational Psychiatry.
Postdoctoral fellow Claudia Barth was recently awarded both a poster and excellence award for her work on sex differences related to hormones and brain structures in schizophrenia.
The findings may be important for future prevention and treatment, and are an important step towards more knowledge about the causes of bipolar disorder.
In a large international study published in Nature Genetics, researchers at NORMENT have identified novel genetic risk variants for bipolar disorder.
Our 2020 Annual Report is now published.
As part of the Oslo Life Science Conference 2021 the convergence environment 4MENT, lead by NORMENT, will be organizing a digital event on precision psychiatry on February 17th, 12-3:30 PM.
NORMENT’s Centre of Excellence funding from the Research Council of Norway will end in June 2023. However, the database and biobank of the Centre will continue through an initiative called “NORMENT 2050”.
Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the second half-year of 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Postdoctoral fellow Claudia Barth received a poster prize during the ECNP conference in Copenhagen on September 7-10, 2019.
NORMENT leader Ole A. Andreassen has received the Excellent Researcher Award from Oslo University Hospital.
A recent international large-scale study that included NORMENT has identified new genes in the human DNA that increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder.
A new study from Dag Alnæs and collaborators shows that schizophrenia is associated with increased individual differences in brain structure as compared to healthy individuals.
NORMENT's Annual Report is now published. The report is a requirement from the Research Council of Norway as part of the Centres of Excellence programme.
Researcher Monica Aas and co-workers have documented that patients with severe mental disorders and a history of childhood abuse have shorter telomeres, a genetic predictor of biological age.
Diabetes, organ donation, consciousness, the immune system, evidence in rape cases, mental illnesses, medicinal plants and cancer. These are societal challenges that will be examined in interdisciplinary life science research groups at the University of Oslo.
Researcher Tobias Kaufmann at NORMENT has received the 2018 Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award (EPNA) for his article on brain development and mental health.
A new study from NORMENT shows an overlap in genes involved in mental illness and intelligence. Postdoctoral fellow Olav B. Smeland and colleagues found that risk genes for bipolar disorder were associated with higher intelligence.
NORMENT's director Ole Andreassen has received the Honorary Award 2018 from the Bergesen Foundation for his outstanding research on psychotic disorders.
NORMENT researcher Tobias Kaufmann is interviewed by Quanta Magazine about his use of machine learning techniques to study brain age and connectivity.