The Institute of Experimental Medicine (IEM), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in Budapest is the only research institution in Hungary dedicated exclusively to medical research. Its activity focuses on basic biomedical research, primarily in the field of neuroscience, including studies on neurotransmission, learning and memory, behaviour, ischaemic and epileptic brain damage, as well as the central and peripheral control of hormone secretion.
The research teams of the Institute employ multidisciplinary approaches: traditional, well-established methodologies (e.g. anatomy, electrophysiology, neurochemistry and pharmacology) combined with novel approaches in cellular and molecular biology, as well as with patch clamp and calcium imaging techniques. International mobility of researchers (our Institute hosts 5-6 foreign researchers per year and a similar number of our own researchers visit leading labs in the world) and the relatively adequate financing (including new infrastructure in recent years) enable the Institute to stay in the international mainstream of its pursued neuroscience research.