The research carried out by the Leenaards Centre for Memory - CHUV (CLM), in collaboration with the best specialists in Switzerland and around the world, concerns both physiopathological and cognitive research and clinical applications resulting from pre-clinical research (e.g. in therapeutic trials).
Particular emphasis is placed on translational research, by establishing close links between clinical and basic research. These links encourage the emergence of new research directions based on questions raised by unexplained clinical facts or attempts to apply biological or theoretical models to human pathology.
Our research potential has been considerably increased by setting up CLEMENS (thanks funding by Leenaards Foundation), an IT system interfaced to the institutional datawarehouse and allowing for managing multimodal databases,
Our research also benefits from the on-site 3 Tesla MRI at the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory (LREN). This imaging platform enables us to develop methods for diagnosing and monitoring patient treatment. The CLM is collaborating with the Nuclear Medicine Department for the use of a PET scan to complement the MRI.
A Clinical Investigation Unit is also dedicated to clinical studies. It works in conjunction with the Clinical Research Centre of the CHUV.