Understanding brain function and brain diseases are major intellectual and practical challenges facing mankind. Neuroscience in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has research strengths in: neurodegenerative diseases; neurodegeneration and repair; neuronal function and dysfunction; and psychiatry. It spans basic and clinical research, at levels of analysis from the molecular to the whole organism.
It has strong collaborative links with the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and with the wider neuroscience community in the Colleges of Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Research is performed in specialised laboratories for:
Molecular neurology Molecular neuroscience Cellular neuroscience Cellular and systems electrophysiology Imaging and neuropharmacology
Clinical studies are centred on the Clinical Neuroscience Unit in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Academic Psychiatry Unit in the Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital (QEPH), and through field teams based at the QEPH.