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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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    Michael J. Fox Foundation funding to Professor Tzoulis

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

    Portrait of Kvistad with a brain illustration background, and the NeuroSysMed logo.

    Helse Vest grants for 2023 to all four Neuro-SysMed disease programs

    The regional health authorities, Helse Vest, just released their latest funding results in which 7 Neuro-SysMed projects will receive funding for a total of ~26 Million NOK. This will secure support for important clinical treatment research focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease ...

    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.

    Press Release
    Studien var ledet av professor og overlege Charalampos Tzoulis (midten), sammen med senior forsker Christian Dölle (venstre) og overlege Brage Brakedal (høyre).

    Targeting the brain's energy metabolism may hold the key for treating Parkinson’s disease

    The results of a new clinical trial, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Metabolism, show that oral intake of nicotinamide riboside (NR) enhances NAD-metabolism in the brain of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and shows promise as a potential therapy.

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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.


    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

    Magnus Alvestad, Administrative manager: +47 55975300, magnus.alvestad@helse-bergen.no

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