The main interest of my research group is the integrated neurobiology of appetite and reward with particular emphasis on understanding disease mechanisms that lead to obesity and/or feeding disorders.
In particular, we are interested in the effects of metabolic signals, such a ghrelin, on appetitive brain networks. We have active research programs that pursue the physiological brain targets for the circulating hormone, ghrelin, and to understand how the brain ghrelin signalling system may be developed as a therapeutic target for the aforementioned diseases.
We combine classical neurobiological approaches, including electrophysiology and neuroanatomy, with endocrine and genetic techniques to better understand biological events at the level of the organism.
Dept. Physiology/Endocrinology, Box 434, SE-405 30 Göteborg
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