How our research benefits to society
Understanding the functions and interactions of CNS cells and how perturbations therein lead to CNS disease.
To be able to modulate or restore CNS functions to the benefit of human health is of primary relevance. The number of people suffering from CNS disease is rapidly increasing and the underlying pathophysiology often poorly understood. To elucidate the mechanisms involved in these neuropathological processes, and the identification of cellular processes that are perturbed is of great importance as these are the potential points of intervention, for urgently needed therapeutic interventions.
- Fundamental understanding of the molecular neurobiological systems of the CNS
- Genetic, molecular and cellular causes underlying the pathophysiology of human CNS diseases (neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration)
- Identification of therapeutic targets for human CNS diseases
- omics approaches to delineate CNS disease aetiology and progression
- state-of-the-art technologies to drive innovation in life sciences and medicine