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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“RT @ResearchSleep: The sleeping #brain is more active if it hears unfamiliar voices rather than familiar ones. The finding suggests that we…”

“RT @harvardsleepmed: Some believe you should #sleep as little as possible; some think they sleep enough, and others worry about oversleepin…”

“Congratulations all and in particular @MeehanLab and @Lnp353Kenneth with the well deserved grant.