Welcome at the United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock (UNC)

Crossing boundaries, where things become exciting

The United Neuroscience Campus (UNC) is a virtual campus beyond the Lund (Sweden) and Rostock (Germany) locations on key neuroscience topics. The UNC is a scientific platform to come together, to exchange expertise and ideas and to develop new treatments and preventions in neurodegenerative diseases.

Minister Bettina Martin visiting our Neuroscience Campus

July 2023

Bettina Martin, Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of the Federal State Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, visited the University Medical Centre on her Summer Tour. She wanted to find out more about our United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock (UNC). Dr. Kevin Peikert, UNC Board member and Virginia Bolowski, UNC coordinator presented her the virtual campus between MutliPark (Lund) and the CTNR (Rostock).

MultiPark retreat in Lund

November 28-29th 2023

MultiPark is planning for a two days retreat at Elite Hotel Ideon in Lund, Sweden, November 28-29th 2023. MultiPark is happy to invite members of the United Neuroscience Campus to participate in the retreat!

The retreat targets both senior and junior scientists and will include scientific presentations, poster exhibitions and time for interaction. Postdocs and PhD students from both Lund and Rostock are invited to submit a poster of their projects and are encouraged to present their poster in a short oral presentation during a data blitz-session.

More information and programme

First funded study visit in Lund

June 2023

In June, Kathleen Weinreben, Physiotherapist from the University Medicine Rostock (Neurology) stayed in Lund for a four-day study to exchange knowledge about assessments and treatments of patients with Parkinson disease. 

She was hosted by UNC member Maria Nilsson (Associate Professor in Physiotherapy, Lund University, combined position with Skåne University Hospital). Maria presented the Swedish National guidelines for physiotherapy in Parkinson’s disease, the PD guidelines by the National Board of Health and Welfare and her research.

The stay was funded by the UNC (Rostock site). A big thank you to Maria and Stina for the invitation and organisation on Lund-site.

More information.

Clinical Artificial Intelligence-based Diagnostics (CAIDX)

May 2023

Digitalisation is increasing rapidly across all sectors including healthcare. This can result in positive effects by increasing the healthcare sector's reactivity and resilience (increasing speed and accuracy of diagnostics, optimising resources). AI and data driven diagnostics tools are being intensively developed for applications in the healthcare sector, but the uptake is difficult for several reasons.

Under the lead of the Aalborg University Hospital (DK) and with the partners (i.a. Rostock, Region Skane), CAIDX aims to create the conditions to facilitate the uptake of AI and data driven diagnostics tools for healthcare (and hospitals in particular) by focusing on co-development, contracting, acquisition and capacity building. By developing standard procedures for development, testing and implementation of such AI applications, our solutions will improve and accompany the cultural change necessary to unfold the potential of AI in the healthcare sector.

Programme: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2021-2027

Implementation period: January 2023 – December 2025


Finding each other - Lund & Rostock Winter School 2023

January 2023

The United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock initiated the first common Winter School on 25 - 27 January, 2023.

Neuroscienctists from Rostock (Germany) and Lund (Sweden) met in January for the first joint winter school in Rostock and Gremmelin. The United Neuroscience Campus Lund - Rostock (UNC) of the Rostock University Medical Center and the Medical Faculty of Lund organised the joint platform for networking and getting to know each other.

During a two-day course at the Institute of Anatomy, participants prepared human brains and get insights into 3D anatomy. Afterwards, 60 experienced and young scientists from the University Medical Centre Rostock, the Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock (CTNR), the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE Rostock/Greifswald) and the Research Area for Parkinson's from Lund (MultiPark) exchanged views on the current state of neuroscience.

In addition, 24 participants presented their current projects with posters. The scientists Anna Bartalis from the Section for Translational Neurodegeneration "Albrecht Kossel" in Rostock and Jessica Santiago from the Medical Faculty in Lund each received a grant of €500 for the best posters.

Finally, the coordinators of the United Neuroscience Campus Lund-Rostock Prof. Alexander Storch (Rostock) and Prof. Per Odin (Lund) signed the UNC bylaws to strengthen future networking between the two neuroscience communities in Rostock and Lund. Joint events such as this Winter School, scientific projects for the development of innovative therapy concepts for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, as well as exchange programmes for further education and training are the goals of this cooperation.

Picture Gallery

Lund and Rostock establish the Neuroscience Campus

Signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” between Lund University and University Medical Center Rostock

1st Virtual Neuroscience Workshop Lund – Rostock

62 participants took part online with lectures from Rostock and Lund

Upcoming Events

November 28-29th 2023, Elite Hotel Ideon, Lund