Research group: Experimental Drug Abuse Research
Our research group studies the short and long term effects of drugs of abuse, their mechanism of action, toxicity, addiction potential, as well as new therapeutic approaches to treat drug addiction. We also develop new analytical methods for novel psychoactive substances on the drug market for implementation in the forensic toxicology laboratory. The research group employs animal models to study behavioral effects, in combination with analytical methods and molecular biology techniques for determination of drug concentrations and changes in neurobiological markers. The research group has a broad national and international collaboration.