For the Young Academic Award

I am a medical doctor with clinical experience in neurology and psychiatry. 

My main research interest is brain architecture of risk for neuropsychiatric disorders and how such risk biomarker and/or mechanistic insights can guide precise prevention and treatment. I also conduct clinical trials to translate basic knowledge into better prevention and treatment of brain diseases with psychological manifestations such as cognitive disturbances or depression. I have developed an independent line of research in experimental and clinical psychoneuroendocrinology, serotonergic brain biology, brain signatures of steroid hormone rhythms, and molecular and functional human brain imaging. My projects and my research teams are cross-disciplinary by nature.

Since 2002 I have been involved in brain research based at Neurobiology Research Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Center for integrated molecular brain imaging (Cimbi), NeuroPharm and BrainDrugs. My clinical work is based at Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Copenhagen, Denmark where I have sevred as a senior consultant since 2019.

Contact: vibe(at)

Podcast med Lone Frank
”Østrogen og skarpe hjerner”
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Lecture at Copenhagen University Hospital
Below is a video from a public presentation I did at Copenhagen University Hospital April 2015 (in Danish).
“How does light, genetics, stress, and recreational drugs affect your brain?”

Lecture at “Science and Cocktails”

Juli 2021, Danish Radio Concert House, Copehagen
My lecture: “Female sex hormones, brain function, and mental health: how sex hormones shape our brain”