Division of Neurobiology (NEURO)

The Division of Neurobiology conducts research on the nervous system and the sensory organs.

The research includes studies on function of ion channels in different types of cells, on how different neuronal systems, as hearing, vision and touch, are organised and how they funtion; and on the mechanisms underlying degenerative disease in the central nervous system.

The goal of our research is to find ways to prevent, diagnose, and cure disease in the nervous system and the sensory organs, by understanding the organisation and functional mechanisms of these systems.

The division is involved in medical and biomedical education programs, both at undergraduate and Master's level, and in education of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.


Medium teaser image to the Pantazis Lab at BKV.

Pantazis Laboratory of Cellular Excitability - PaLaCE

In the Pantazis Laboratory of Cellular Excitability - PaLaCE, we employ cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches to understand how the intricate structure of ion channels relates to their function.

The Morrison Lab

The Morrison Lab: Embodied Brain Lab investigates emotional and social aspects of both touch and pain, and how these influence - and are influenced by - behavior.

Kajsa Igelström, PI at CSAN, stands in front of an aquarium with jellyfish.

The Igelström lab

Everyday sensory stimuli often feel overwhelming for autistic people, causing stress and exhaustion. We study brain processes related to sensory problems in autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.


Researcher Antonios Pantazis sits in his office and shows his 3D model of ion channels in different colors.

Antonios Pantazis channels his passion for ion channels

Antonios Pantazis has recently been awarded the prestigious Swedish Fernström Prize for his work on ion channels. His lab aims to unravel the molecular mechanisms of ion channels and their role in various diseases, such as epilepsy and arrhythmias.

Two people standing on a balcony in Lindau.

Young LiU PhD students in noble company

At the end of June, more than 600 young researchers and 40 Nobel laureates from around the world were invited to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Present in Germany were two LiU PhD students who had the experience of their lives.

Pierre Hakizimana.

How the ear can inform the brain of whether hearing is impaired

What happens in the ear in hearing impairment caused by harmful noise? According to a study from LiU, a signal from the cochlea probably gives the brain information on whether the ear is functioning normally or not.

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