Research programs

Brain Imaging

With a broad research infrastructure and advanced expertise, this program aims to make a change in the field of brain imaging and other medical disciplines.

Systems & Network Neurosciences

This program connects research groups and enables technological developments in neuroscience to better understand neuronal and brain function apropos health.

Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms

Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, this research program aims to clarify the causal relationships in biological and pathological processes.

Complex Trait Genetics

This program explores the genetic, epigenetic and environmental causes of individual differences in brain function and dysfunction in relation to health.


This program uses observational studies, basic science and intervention studies to help reduce the number of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Neuroinfection & -inflammation

With the world’s top researchers and numerous disciplines, this program is hailed for its unique approach, superb research track record and innovative care.

Neurovascular Disorders

This program focuses on acute stroke, with a strong track record in diagnosis, secondary prevention, unraveling its causes and realizing clinical trials.

Compulsivity, Impulsivity & Attention

Translational, cross-disorder studies can improve knowledge and treatment options for patients with psychiatric disorders. That’s where this program comes in.

Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis, Stress & Sleep

Our MAPSS research program uses a translational and transdiagnostic approach to identify the relationship between psychiatric disorders and stress and sleep.