A team of researchers from the CNCR (led by Priyanka Rao-Ruiz and Michel van den Oever, MCN lab) and the Erasmus MC (led by Steven Kushner, Dept. of Psychiatry) used a sensitive and unbiased RNA sequencing approach to identify gene expression signatures critical to the storage of long-term memories by sparse ensembles of hippocampal neurons. This collaborative effort was funded in part by the ZonMW TOP grant and published in Nature Communications.
Dr. Marieke Meijer and a team of FGA/CNCR researchers, together with iPSC-experts from the University of Bonn, published a novel method to study synapse formation and function in individual iPSC-derived human neurons in Cell Reports.
On Saturday the 13th of April, the STXBP1 research team welcomed a new group of STXBP1-E families at the VUmc for a second ‘Clinic day’.