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Name Professor Hans Reul
Job title Professor of Neuroscience
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD(Utrecht)
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Keywords stressful events
stress
hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis
autonomic nervous system
glucocorticoid
signalling pathways
Areas of expertise My research group investigates how the organism responds and adapts to stressful events.

Major research interests are:

The mechanisms of regulatory control of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis at the brain and adrenal level, including the role of limbic/neocortical centres and the autonomic nervous system

The role of glucocorticoid hormones, the MAPK pathway and other signalling pathways in neuronal plasticity processes (e.g. chromatin remodelling, transcriptional activation) and behavioural adaptation

The mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of (voluntary) exercise on stress coping, HPA axis regulation, autonomic control, impulsivity and anxiety-related behaviour