Category: Podcast


In this episode, Vinoy talks to one of our own PIs, Pierre Vanderhaeghen. He is head of the stem cell and developmental neurobiology lab. The major research goal in Vanderhaeghen’s laboratory is to unravel some of the key mechanisms controlling the development of the cerebral cortex, from stem cells to neuronal circuits, in link with human brain Read more…


In this episode, Vinoy talks to Fred Gage, director of the Salk Institute in California and head of the Laboratory of Genetics. He visited us as part of our Methusalem Lecture Series. Gage’s work concentrates on the adult central nervous system and unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals. Read more…


In this episode, Vinoy talks to Vanessa Morais, who is neuroscientist working at the IMM (The Institute of Molecular Medicine) in Lisbon, Portugal. She is also a VIB CBD alumnus, having worked in Bart De Strooper’s lab before moving to Portugal. Her lab is interested in the role of mitochondria in the brain and how mitochondrial dysfunction Read more…


In this episode, Vinoy talks to Sarah Tabrizi, professor at University College London and the UK Dementia Research Institute. Tabrizi’s research at the Huntington’s Disease Centre, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology seeks to discover effective disease-modifying treatments that prevent or reverse the neurodegenerative process in Huntington’s disease. She leads a research group that follows two distinct Read more…


In this episode, Vinoy talks to Tara Spires-Jones, professor at the University of Edinburgh and the UK Dementia Research Institute. Listen to the episode


In this episode, Vinoy talks to Xinnan Wang, professor at Stanford, who visited our center in 2017. Wang earned a MD/MSc from the China Medical University in 2003; a PhD in genetics from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2007; and did post-doctoral work in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wang’s has been assistant professor at the Read more…

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