The Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging was founded on a collaboration between a number of research institutions in Copenhagen. These institutions have formed the core of Cimbi and all the research activities in Cimbi involved one or more of these institutions. The core institutions have been distributed among the Copenhagen University Hospitals, the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen. Furthermore, a number of other Danish and international institutions have been associated with Cimbi as collaborators in one or more subprojects in Cimbi. The institutions involved in Cimbi research therefore spanned many scientific fields and provided the strong foundation needed to carry out the diverse activities undertaken in Cimbi.
The institutions involved in Cimbi have been:
- Neurobiology Research Unit (NRU), Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. NRU has been at the heart of Cimbi with a long history of research within receptor brain imaging, receptor binding, cellular characterization and quantification, tracer validation, kinetic modelling and data analysis. Furthermore, NRU housed the management of Cimbi and has been the contact point between Cimbi and the Lundbeck Foundation.
- Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, (DRCMR), Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre. DRCMR was the first centre in Denmark to conduct MRI research and still plays a leading role in the Danish MR community. DRCMR provided Cimbi with MRI resources and expertise in fMRI, brain morphology and diffusion tensor imaging.
- Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (FARMA), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. FARMA provided the Cimbi basis for cold chemistry facilities and expertise in organic syntheses.
- Informatics and Mathematical Modelling (IMM),the Technical University of Denmark. IMM has a long history of research in mathematical modelling and advanced signal processing, especially within the field of medical imaging.
- PET and Cyclotron Unit, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet has been a key player in terms of providing the entire infrastructure for radiochemistry, PET- and MR-PET scanner facilities as well as the expertise within the field.
- Medical Psychology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Health psychology, neuropsychology and developmental psychology
- Research Unit for Affective Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. Epidemiological and clinical expertise in affective disorders
- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. Neuropsychology and social cognition
- The Neuroscience, Cognition & Learning Consortium, Learning Lab Denmark. Cognitive neuroscience expertise
- Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Genetic polymorphism
- Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Databases, biostatistics
- Rotman Institute-Baycrest Centre and University of Toronto, Canada. Modelling expertise
- Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Databases of receptor imaging data in humans (PET and autoradiography), radiochemistry expertise
- Institute of Medicine, Research Center Jülich, Germany. Postmortem human material, neuroreceptor autoradiography, PET-scanning, connectivity expertise
- Department of Pharmacology, Oxford University, United Kingdom. Neuropharmacology expertise, in vitro facilities for tracer development
- MRC Cognition and brain sciences unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Cognitive neuroscience and functional imaging expertise
- Neuroscience and Psychiatry Department, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Cognitive neuroscience and functional imaging expertise
- Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System, USA. MRI and fMRI expertise
- Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, US. MRI and fMRI expertise