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Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP)

About CNAP

 Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), established February 2015, is a Center of Excellence funded by The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF).


CNAP applies a biomedical engineering approach where new advanced pain provocation and probing platforms will be discovered and applied to reveal novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity.When needed for improving the human models, a translation between in-vivo animal and human experimentation will be implemented. This will lead to experimental human models describing the novel dynamic properties of pain neuroplasticity in humans. These models will be exploited to identify methods for promoting advantageous neuroplasticity and in the human pain system.

Interdisciplinary, international cooperation, and research training combined with the capacity of leading researchers is the core research philosophy of CNAP.

To secure International Excellence, CNAP will work towards an equal distribution between national and international staff and gender utilising the strength of such.




The programme FrontierResearchCompentences@CNAP (FRESCO@CNAP), which is co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, aims to install eight early stage researchers (ESRs) at CNAP, doing frontline research on novel tools for identifying and modulating key features of human pain mechanisms.