Brain health research and cooperation enhanced in Northern Finland

The Oulu Brain & Mind regional network of Neurocenter Finland has started its operations in Oulu. The main objective of the network established by the University of Oulu and the Oulu University Hospital is to increase cooperation between academia, hospitals and the business world and to promote research in the field of neuroscience in Northern Finland. The work is carried out by building a network of researchers, companies and other actors both regionally and nationally.

The network management team is chaired by Mikael von und zu Fraunberg, former Director of Neurocenter Finland, who began his new duties as Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Oulu and Chief Physician of Neurosurgery at Oulu University Hospital at the beginning of the year. In addition, the network involves a large number of researchers in the field, the Chief Physician of Psychiatry, the Professor of Psychiatry, the Chief Physician of Research and Evaluation and the Professor of Neuroradiology.

Neurocenter Finland is a collaborative network that creates a new environment for researchers and stakeholders and improves the visibility of research and availability of data related to diseases related to both the brain and the mind. The centre comprises seven universities and five hospital districts in Finland. The activities are coordinated by the coordination unit at the University of Eastern Finland. 

Neurocenter Finland has recently published a nationwide researcher database. It aims to increase the visibility of Finnish neuroscience research and makes finding new collaboration easier.

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Source: The University of Oulu