Sensory Biology

Managed by

Kristian A. Haanes (Ph.D)


The Sensory Biology Unit is focused on understanding the fundamental processes underlying the sensory innervation with particular focus on pain-related sensory neurons. The research is based on the knowledge that sensory systems use similar biological processes for signaling, adaptation and modulation, and for protection from injury. Important current projects include the understanding of migraine pain and its associated sensory disturbances. Furthermore, we apply molecules from the sensory system enhance ischemic protection in the eye and heart.

Methodological Expertise

The current lab has several methods availbale that is used to study sensory biology these include:

  1. Cellular/molecular methods: western blot, immunohistochemistry, PCR, fluorescent microscopy.
  2. Ex vivo methods: myograph of rodent/human arteries and organ culture.
  3. In vivo methods: ERG; OCT; Fundus; PV-loop, myocardial infarction, intravitreal microscopy and inflammatory model of migraine.

- Neuronal networks


- Glaucoma models


- Migraine pain


- Cardiovascular system


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The Sensory Biology Unit a subdivision under the Department of Clinical Experimental Research (lead by Prof. Lars Edvinsson).at Rigshospitalet Glostrup

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