MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The principal focus of the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, abbreviated as (‘MHeNs’) is to conduct high-impact translational neuroscience research on neurological and psychiatric illness as well as mental health, and to provide state-of-the-art education to Master and PhD students. To this end, MHeNs brings together basic and clinical neuroscience domains in translational focus areas and expert groups. This enables maximum synergy between research groups across its current three divisions, optimizing the use of available expertise, and forging alignment of animal models and human research projects.

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.