Understanding the brain

The brain integrates nature and nurture. Our goal is to understand the functioning of the brain from molecules to mind, development to degeneration, and genes to behaviour. Together with Helsinki University Hospital we host world-leading center in basic and cognitive neuroscience, imaging, and surgery.

Our research tackle developmental, neurological and psychiatric disorders and their genetic components from model organisms to clinical trials taking advantage of cutting-edge research infrastructures in imaging and unique characteristics of the Finnish population to develop preventive and therapeutic solutions.

Grand challenge project