Our research group studies movement disorders and neuromuscular disorders. We have projects with focus on, e.g., Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia, tremors, ataxia and other cerebellar diseases, hereditary spastic paraparesis, Huntington’s Disease, and myasthenia gravis.
Our research aims at mapping the clinical expression, natural progression and treatment of these disorders, as well as their causes (genetic disposition, environmental factors, and pathophysiological mechanisms).
Clinical research is performed at both sites of Department of Neurology, i.e. at Rikshospitalet (“The National Hospital”) and at Ullevål (“Oslo City Hospital”). Laboratory research is performed in the Neuroscience Research Unit in our new facilities at Domus Medica IV, close to Rikshospitalet. Our department is the secondary referral center for all neurology in Oslo (mainly at Ullevål), and the tertiary referral center for neurology in the South-East Health Region of Norway (which includes one half of the Norwegian population). In addition, we have different national functions, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and other conditions (which is shared with St. Olav’s Hospital).
We have extensive international and national collaboration and networking within all our group’s main fields of interest.
Professor Espen Dietrichs, Head of the Department of Neurology, is group leader. Other senior group members are Professor Chantal ME Tallaksen, Professor Emilia Kerty, Professor Vidar Gundersen, Professor Jan Frich, Dr Inger Marie Skogseid and Dr Mathias Toft.
Chantal ME Tallaksen’s Project Group and Mathias Toft’s Project Group are presented separately.
Professor Espen Dietrichs MD PhD, Head of Department of Neurology