Research themes: Brain development and repair

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.

 

 

Labs

BART DE STROOPER LAB
Laboratory for the research of neurodegenerative diseases

JORIS DE WIT LAB
Laboratory of synapse biology

ROSE GOODCHILD LAB
Laboratory for dystonia research

DIETMAR SCHMUCKER LAB
Neuronal wiring laboratory

PIERRE VANDERHAEGHEN LAB
Stem cell and developmental neurobiology

Selected publications

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