Information processing in the brain depends on specialized circuits that are formed by distinct types of neurons. How these different nerve cells emerge and mature during development remains a fundamental question in neurobiology. We are interested to define at single-cell resolution the metabolic and transcriptomic programmes that shape neuronal diversity and circuit assembly in the developing mammalian cortex. Our research focuses primarily ...
Laboratory of Stem Cell and Developmental Neurobiology (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) KU Leuven
We want to force a breakthrough in the cure of neuronal and neurodegenerative disorders. This requires a deep understanding of normal brain function and translation of this knowledge into a solid mechanistic understanding of disease mechanisms.
Molecular, Cellular and Network Excitability (MCNE) University of Antwerp
Experimental Neurobiology Unit (ENU) University of Antwerp
Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology KU Leuven
Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology is part of the research group Neurophysiology. Particular topics of present interest are animate and inanimate object processing, action processing, 3D shape processing, visual control of grasping, perceptual learning, categorization and modulations of visual cortical responses by attention and reward. At the technical level, the group investigates the relationship between neural activity and fMRI ...
Research Group Neurophysiology KU Leuven
The Research Group Neurophysiology consists of 2 laboratories: the Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology and the Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology.
Lab. for Neuro- and Psychophysiology The neuronal mechanisms underlying visual perception and memory. - Single cell properties in striate and extrastriate cortex of primates and higher mammals. - Link between single cells and perceptual discrimination performance of humans and ...
Laboratory of Neuronal Differentiation (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) KU Leuven
The Laboratory of Neuronal Differentiation conducts research into four research lines:
- On the establishment of neuronal polarity.
- On the maintenance of neuronal polarity.
- On the role of membrane lipids in late life defects: involvement in death/survival signaling during neuronal ageing.
- On the search for g-Secretase Activity modulators: the usefulness of Drosophila melanogaster genetics.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug Analysis and Drug Information Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Within the FASC department two research groups are active. The research group « Experimental Neuropharmacology » is involved in in vivo neurochemistry, neuropharmacology and pharmacokinetics in animal models of a number of neurological disorders. The group is particularly interested in Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, focal transient brain ischemia and more recently cognitive decline and depression. The aim is to study the pathophysiological ...