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Translational Research in Neuroscience & Engineering
Translational research in neuroscience and engineering is the primary focus of SMI. The aim is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the areas of pain, motor control, sports sciences, and rehabilitation.
SMI is an international research and training center with 50% of the staff coming from abroad, and the working language is English. The research center is operating under Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University.
SMI is headed by Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen (co-founder).
Organisation of research
Interdisciplinarity, international cooperation, and committed and dedicated researchers are the core resources of SMI. The interdisciplinarity is illustrated by a diversity of research areas.
The research is organised in the following Research Interest Groups (RIG):
- Integrative Neuroscience (Head: Ole K. Andersen)
- Neural Engineering and Neurophysiology of Movement (Head: Winnie Jensen)
- Pain and Motor System Plasticity (Head: Thomas Graven-Nielsen)
- Translational Pain Biomarkers (Head: Lars Arendt-Nielsen)
The International Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology offers Ph.D. programmes within the research areas of SMI and other closely related biomedical areas.
The School is headed by Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch.
In 2006, the School was awarded a grant from The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to start a doctoral programme for elite students.
Further information at the webpage of the Doctoral School.
Based on grants from the North Jutland Region and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation SMI launched an innovation programme in 2006. The aim is to develop SMI research results into commercial products in co-operation with biomedical and pharmacological industry.
In 2011 Eir Business Park was established by means from the European Regional Development Fund, Aalborg University and the North Denmark Region.
Further information about innovation.
Participation in networks within biomedical science, neuroscience, and clinical disciplines is of major importance to SMI.
The established research co-operation and partnerships with a wide range of research centres, hospitals, and companies constitute a substantial resource for SMI.
Currently, co-operation includes more than 40 organisations in 15 countries and 20 national and international companies.
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- The Faculty of Medicine - Professor
- Department of Health Science and Technology - Professor
- Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction
- Translational Biomarkers in Pain and Precision Medicine
- Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain
- Aalborg University Hospital
- Klinik Medicin og Akut
- Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Professor
Person: Associated to Aalborg UH, VIP19832022
Struijk, L. N. S. A., Dremstrup, K., Jochumsen, M. R., Moeslund, T. B., Rasmussen, J., Gaihede, M., Obál, I., Bai, S., Bak, T., Kanstrup, A. M., Vinge, L., Mohammadi, M., Bengtson, S. H., Kobbelgaard, F. V., Kæseler, R. L., Thøgersen, M., Leerskov, K., Bentsen, B., Johansen, D., Pálsdóttir, Á. A. & Kirtas, O.
24/03/2021 → …
HyperHand: Intelligent hybrid control of an exoskeleton hand based on non invasive tongue interfacing combined with electrical muscle stimulation for restoration of hand function in paralyzed individuals – HyperHand
Struijk, L. N. S. A., Veltink, P. H. & Kasch, H.
15/01/2021 → 31/01/2024
Struijk, L. N. S. A., Mørch, S. & Stuyt , H.
01/01/2021 → 31/08/2023
5-year follow-up of patients with knee osteoarthritis receiving non-surgical treatment: results from a randomized controlled trialLarsen, J. B., Roos, E. M., Laursen, M., Holden, S., Johansen, M. N., Rathleff, M. S., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Rasmussen, S. & Skou, S. T., 1 Apr 2022, In: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 30, Suppl. 1, p. S188-189
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
Acute postoperative pain after orthognathic surgery can be predicted by the preoperative evaluation of conditioned pain modulation and pain catastrophizingTakashima, K., Oono, Y., Takagi, S., Wang, K., Arendt-Nielsen, L. & Kohase, H., 5 Mar 2022, In: Pain Reports. 7, 2, p. E989 10 p., e989.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Giordano, R., Aliotta, G. E., Lo Vecchio, S., Fredsgaard, M., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Thomsen, M. H. & Stensballe, A., 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journal › Poster › Research › peer-review
Additional file 1 of Bio-psycho-social characteristics and impact of musculoskeletal pain in one hundred children and adolescents consulting general practice
Additional file 2 of Bio-psycho-social characteristics and impact of musculoskeletal pain in one hundred children and adolescents consulting general practice
Vanførefondens Forskerpris, Researcher award from the Danish Foundation of Physically Disabled Persons
Struijk, Lotte N. S. Andreasen (Recipient), May 2019
Prize: Other prizes
Tøttrup, L. (Recipient), 2019
Prize: Conference prizes
Birthe Dinesen (Lecturer)11 Feb 2021 → 25 Feb 2021
Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
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