Project ENIGMA Receives Funding from National Institutes of Health

Seven NORMENT researchers participate in the Project “ENIGMA” through "The ENIGMA-Schizophrenia Working Group".

A global initiative to pool data about the human brain, "ENIGMA", has received a $11 million boost in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Project “ENIGMA” unites brain researchers in 33 countries to discover factors that affect the brain, either by helping or harming it. The Project identifies new sources of disease risk by screening brain scans and genetic tests.

The following researchers participate in the ENIGMA Project group at NORMENT: Prof. Ole A. Andreassen, prof. Ingrid Agartz, ass. prof. Lars Westlye, ass. prof. Unn K. Haukvik, senior scientist Anders M. Dale, post doc Cecilie B. Hartberg and prof. Erik Jönsson. Thanks to the funding, the ENIGMA project group at NORMENT will be able to hire new scientific personnel and increase the imaging - genetics samples size.

Read more at Science Magazine.

For more information, please visit

the ENIGMA Consortium Website
The ENIGMA-Schizophrenia Working Group.


Published Oct. 15, 2014 1:13 PM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2014 1:13 PM