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.
Increased heroin intake and relapse vulnerability in intermittent relative to continuous self-administration: sex differences in rats
Br J Pharmacol (in press)
The Combined Effects of Amyloidosis and Serotonin Deficiency by Tryptophan Hydroxylase-2 Knockout Impacts Viability of the APP/PS1 Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease
J Alzheimers Dis (in press)
Multimorbidity, psychoactive substance use and psychological distress among acute medically ill patients: a cross-sectional study
BMJ Open, 11 (11), e052428