Our international position
The Nansen Neuroscience Network is a member association with its origin in Norway and profiles itself as the Norwegian knowledge hub in neuroscience.
Neuroscience is on the threshold of discovering the underlying mechanisms for complex mental and cognitive functions, considered by many to be the most challenging and exciting questions in science. It is also one of the fastest developing areas of medical research, and one in which Norway excels and is making significant contributions.
However, in order to leverage this knowledge further, we need to more actively integrate different sub disciplines, spanning from gene regulation and synaptic biology to neural systems, bioinformatics, biobanks, medical imaging, psychiatry and studies of behavior. We need the formation of research centers and open networks consisting of scientists with complementary skills and insights.