Lots of activity in our building these weeks, as the labs located in ON4 are gradually moving to the new ON5 building this January and February.
Congrats to Lynette Lim, Stein Aerts, Sandrine Da Cruz, Matthew Holt and Pierre Vanderhaeghen on obtaining project funding from FWO!
A collaboration between the laboratories of Vincent Bonin (NERF, empowered by VIB, imec and KU Leuven) and Matthew Holt (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) reveals that noradrenaline plays a key role in how astrocytes – star-shaped cells in the brain closely associated with neurons – track distinct information during behavior.
Verge Genomics, a drug discovery company utilizing machine learning to develop new therapeutics, launched an initiative to study gene expression in the brains of Parkinson’s patients at single-cell resolution, generating the first dataset of its kind in the field. To do this, the company joins forces with VIB and the University of California San Diego.
In partnership with UC San Diego and VIB, Verge Genomics is leading an industry-academic consortium that will be the first to sequence gene expression in Parkinson’s patient brains at single cell resolution.