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Collage from Neuro-SysMed activities.

Neuro-SysMed is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence for clinical treatment research focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease (PD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and dementia. The Centre is hosted by Haukeland University Hospital in partnership with the University of Bergen and Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital in Bergen, Norway, and the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, Canada. Neuro-SysMed is funded by The Research Council of Norway and the host and partner institutions. 

Find more information at the official Neuro-SysMed web pages.

The Neuro-SysMed activities are organized into four disease-focused Research Programs: Multiple sclerosis, led by Professor Kjell-Morten Myhr; Parkinson's disease, led by Professor Charalampos Tzoulis; Dementia, led by Dr. Kristoffer Haugarvoll, and ALS, led by Professor Ole-Bjørn Tysnes.

In addition, we are running cutting edge translational research programs on: Neuroinflammation & Biomarkers, Professor Christian Vedeler | Cell models of disease, Professor Charalampos Tzoulis | Care & palliation, Professor Bettina Husebø | Registry-based drug repurposing, Professor Trond Riise | Metabolism and signaling in disease, Professor Mathias Ziegler | Drug screening, Professor Aurora Martinez | Bioinformatics, Professor Inge Jonassen | Multiomics and systems medicine, Professor Charalampos Tzoulis | Philosophy & Ethics, Professor Jan Reinert Karlsen | Motion Biomechanics and Biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease, Professor Mandag Jog.

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    Photo collage from the 2023 symposium.

    A successful first Neuro-SysMed Annual Symposium

    The very first Neuro-SysMed Annual Symposium took place at the historic Solstrand Hotel outside of Bergen, September 25-26, 2023. The dramatic western Norway weather did not entice to stepping out into the beautiful fjord surroundings, but all the 114 participants did nevertheless enjoy social and...

    News | Horizon Europe
    Kjell Morten Myhr og Øivind Thorkilldsen

    Targeting Epstein-Barr virus to treat and prevent MS

    Researchers launch pioneering EU funded research initiative to uncover role of Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis, building on recent research breakthrough.

    Portrait photos.

    Michael J. Fox Foundation funding to Professor Tzoulis

    Professor Charalampos Tzoulis receives $300,000 (3MNOK) from the prestigious Michael J. Fox Foundation.

    Kjell-Morten posing with the diploma and flowers.

    Helse Vest Research Award 2022 to Kjell-Morten Myhr

    Helse Vest, the regional health authorities, has recently announced their 2022 awards, where Kjell-Morten Myhr received the Research Award 2022 for his outstanding work on Multiple Sclerosis research.

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    Photo with the audience in the room, and a speaker on stage.

    The Neuro-SysMed Research School in Translational Neuroscience

    The Neuro-SysMed Research School in Translational Neuroscience (RSTN) was established in March 2021 and is part of the neuro-scientific research environment at Neuro-SysMed. The Research School offers education for PhD candidates and others, and the aim is to provide students with insights into...


    Attend the Neuro-SysMed seminars! They are open monthly meetings where members of Neuro-SysMed and invited local, national and international speakers provide talks on current topics within dementia, Parkinson's, ALS and MS.


    Feel free to attend the lectures at the Neuro-SysMed Junior Scientist Symposia They are organized four times annually, and although they are mainly intended for PhD candidates, postdocs and other young researchers, they are open to all who are interested in the talks, also outside of the Neuro-SysMed groups. The talks will be on current topics and research within dementia, MS, ALS and Parkinson's.


    Here you can find the Neuro-SysMed newsletters.


    Contact Neuro-Sysmed: www.neuro-sysmed.no

    Kjell-Morten Myhr, Centre Director: kjell-morten.myhr@helse-bergen.no

    Charalampos Tzoulis, Centre Co-Director: charalampos.tzoulis@helse-bergen.no

    General inquires: post@neuro-sysmed.no

    Location: Haukeland University Hospital, Gamle Hovedbygg, Jonas Lies vei 71, 5053 Bergen, Norway