Welcome to MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

MHeNs has its niche in the complex interplay between basic brain mechanisms, brain/neurocognitive function and psychopathology, with emphasis on prevalent psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions.
The strength of MHeNs lies in the translational aspects of fundamental neuroscience towards applied neurodegenerative and neurological neuropsychiatric strategies. We work with specific animal models and large cohorts of patients so we perform research from the cell to the human being.

MHeNs functions as the coordinator of larger networks. We are the coordinator of the European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON), coordinator of the European Alzheimer Disease Network (DESCRIPA) and coordinator of EU-GEI, a grant on gene-environment interactions in schizophrenia.

The mission of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (CNP-CNS) is to generate new insights into neurocognitive and neurobehavioural mechanisms to improve treatment and care for people with cognitive disorders and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Division Mental Health is focusing on gene-environment research in mental health and illness, within a translational context, bringing together human and animal components of gene-environment interaction research as well as translating these findings to the clinic.

The Division Neuroscience performs translational research with a strong emphasis on fundamental research. The translational research area can be subdivided into two parts: neurodegeneration and neuroplasticity.