Neurology, Department of

Organisation profile

Aims and objectives

The Department of Neurology at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, offers comprehensive patient care, teaching and neuroscience research. Our translational and clinical research programme are dedicated to the understanding, prevention and treatment of diseases of the nervous system.

Focus areas

Nine subspecialty research units cover a wide range of neurological disorders and the entire field of translational and clinical neuroscience from molecular genetics to behavioural neuroscience, and from clinical genetics to neuroimaging, intervention studies and neuroepidemiology. The focus areas of our research groups are:

  • Critical care neurology
  • Dementia and clinical neurogenetics
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Basic Neurobiology and Neuroimaging


Disciplines, methods and tools

For further information:

Danish Dementia Research Centre:

Danish Headache Centre: http://www.danish

Danish Multiple Sclerosis Center:

Neurobiology Research Unit:

Neuromuscular Research Unit:

Other areas of research:


Useful links

Rigshospitalet, Dept. of Neurology


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