The goal of our research is to clarify how sleep and the immune system interact. Specifically we aim to determine under which conditions an autoimmune attack on neurons can occur. Our current focus is on the autoimmune sleep disorder narcolepsy, where our goal is to find the cause of the disease and to develop new treatment strategies. Our research will lead to valuable knowledge about not only narcolepsy, but autoimmunity targeting neurons in general.

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We are a mix of molecular biologists, biochemists, and medical doctors, and we perform translational research with techniques spanning from molecular biology over animal models to research using clinical samples.

The Molecular Sleep Laboratory is a part of the Clinical Biochemistry Department at Rigshospitalet, and we collaborate with several other research groups both nationally and internationally.

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“It is not everyday you get to meet Morpheus - the god of dreams. #sleep #dreams @ESRS_Sleep

“I am very happy to see my post doc mentor win this price. About time narcolepsy is getting some attention.

“RT @NeuroscienceNew: Sleep deprivation alters the structure of DNA inside immune cells and increases the number of immune cells, which caus…”