Our research aims to unravel the basic biological mechanisms of neurobiology and brain disease and to pursue these novel findings to solve major medical problems. This work is defined by five forefront, multidisciplinary research lines, on which our different labs collaborate and interact:
Brain development and repair
Developmental processes define neuronal and glial subtypes, but how neuronal number and brain size are controlled is not known.
Our researchers are looking for human-specific processes as well as how the brain is shaped, from the fundamentals of cell-type specific developmental processes to delineating the code of neuronal wiring and the formation of synapses. We exploit this knowledge to try and repair what is lost in neuronal disease and manipulate the developmental processes or work towards the transplantation of brain cells.