Neural cells: development, biology and pathology

Scientists in this area study the development and differentiation of neurons and glial cells, with focus on the role of growth factors, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms.

They further address neuronal functions such as synaptic mechanisms, endocytosis, and ion channel function. Studies of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in neuropathological processes include cellular reprogramming models as well as models for neurotoxic cell damage that also aim at investigating the long-term functional consequences of neural insults.

Researchers in this field