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Christian Skoven



+45 6077 4750


PhD Student


University of Copenhagen

Personal webpage


Research Interests

Getting a deeper understanding of how the human brain is wired - and altered in pathological conditions, especially affective and neurodegenerative disorders.
As humans and patients differ in a rather uncontrollable manner, my approach is from a preclinical perspective utilizing animal models.

Focus: Functional MRI readouts and long term diffusion MRI effects of specific and direct neuronal stimulation.

Other Research Interests:
- Translational animal models of neurological disorders
- Prenatal Stress, Depression and Anxiety/Fear
- Sleep Studies
- Electrophysiology (EEG, ECoG and EMG) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC).

Curriculum Vitae



M.Sc.Pharm. (Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences)


B.Sc.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

Selected scientific and academic activities

26/03/2015 - 26/03/2015

Diffusion DeKay Meeting. Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre, DK.

30/05/2015 - 05/06/2015

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). 23rd Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. Canada.


2016 -

Ph.D. Student, DRCMR

2015 - 2016

Research Assistant, DRCMR

2013 - 2014

MSc. Student & Student Assistant, Lundbeck

Full CV


Skoven, C., Kvitsiani, D., Pakkenberg, B., Siebner, H. R. & Dyrby, T. B. (2017).
Illuminating the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Non-invasive Transcranial Brain Stimulation (NTBS) Techniques.

Sickmann, H., Skoven, C., Bastlund, J., Dyrby, T., Plath, N., Kohlmeier, K., & Kristensen, M. (2017). Sleep patterning changes in a prenatal stress model of depression. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S2040174417000642.

Skoven, C., Sickman, H. M., Bastlund, J. F., Dyrby, T. B., Plath, N., Kohlmeier, K. A. & Kristensen, M. P. (2016). Sleep Changes in a Rat Prenatal Stress Model of Depression.