RG Molecular Schizophrenia Research
Phenomenological aspects of schizophrenia are very diverse. Within different scientific perspectives, the neurobiological view describes dysfunctions of the central nervous system on molecular, cellular, functional and behavioural levels. This understanding results in two main focuses of interest within the molecular schizophrenia research group:
1. Pathogenetic research aims at defining neurobiological alterations in patients suffering from schizophrenia.
Methods: Animal models regarding neural plasticity during development, psychopathology, psychometric assessments, neuropsychology, metacognition, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional magnetic resonance tomography
2. Treatment research aims at improving efficacy and tolerability of therapeutic interventions in schizophrenia.
Methods: Animal models of psychopharmacological interventions (biochemistry, molecular biology, and behavioural biology), experimental pharmacotherapy, pharmacology, psychotherapy research
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